The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

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

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

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    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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