The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues by Leo "Bud" Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 22 February 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Hear the soulful singing of Nina Simone all this week on The Blue of the Night.

      Blue Tunes Recommended -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "Memphis Slim" Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 23:06
      Title: For The Sake Of A Greek's Words
      Performer(s): Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Karaindrou, Eleni
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:09
      Title: Marriage Is For Old Folks
      Performer(s): Leon Carr/Earl Shuman
      Performer(s): Leon Carr/Earl Shuman
      Duration: 3:42
    • 23:12
      Title: O.D.
      Performer(s): Ellis
      Performer(s): Ellis
      Duration: 2:31
    • 23:14
      Title: Dreams
      Performer(s): Teasdale / Mehldau
      Performer(s): Teasdale / Mehldau
      Duration: 5:45
    • 23:21
      Title: Abendstern
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 2:21
    • 23:23
      Title: John's Book Of Alleged Dances; (Iii) Pavane (She's So Fine)
      Performer(s): Adams, John
      Performer(s): Adams, John
      Duration: 6:46
    • 23:32
      Title: School Night
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Performer(s): Difranco, Ani
      Duration: 5:09
    • 23:37
      Title: Mingus In The Sky
      Performer(s): Catherine, Philip
      Performer(s): Catherine, Philip
      Duration: 7:41
    • 23:51
      Title: Odalisque
      Performer(s): Krohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Krohn, Felix
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:59
      Title: A Lotus On Irish Streams
      Performer(s): Mclaughlin, John
      Performer(s): Mclaughlin, John
      Duration: 5:56
    • 00:04
      Title: Gently
      Performer(s): Machacek, Alex
      Performer(s): Machacek, Alex
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:12
      Title: I Was Young When I Left Home
      Performer(s): Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Dylan, Bob
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:17
      Title: Delay
      Performer(s): Julia Kent
      Performer(s): Julia Kent
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:21
      Title: Rapture
      Performer(s): Veirs, Laura
      Performer(s): Veirs, Laura
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:25
      Title: Corpus Christi Carol
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:17
    • 00:28
      Title: Legba Nan Baye
      Performer(s): Schwarz-Bart, Jacques
      Performer(s): Schwarz-Bart, Jacques
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:32
      Title: In A Landscape
      Performer(s): Cage, John
      Performer(s): Cage, John
      Duration: 10:25
    • 00:42
      Title: Take It With Me
      Performer(s): Waits/Brennan
      Performer(s): Waits/Brennan
      Duration: 5:01
    • 00:47
      Title: Staying There
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:52
      Title: My Father
      Performer(s): Collins, J.
      Performer(s): Collins, J.
      Duration: 5:11

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