The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    Feb 1. Chris Wood delivers the tale of a wise nobleman called "Lord Bateman"; Sandy Denny sings about the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned; we'll also hear June Tabor's reading of "King Of Rome"; the second of "Tre Canti" by Ildebrando Pizzetti; singer-songwriters Kate Bush and John Martyn; 2 final selections from this week’s featured recording by Ryuichi Sakamoto and the Morelenbaums (see BLUE TUNES, below); a divertimento by Ture Rangstrom; a cover of Peter green's "Albatross"; Norma Winstone's interpretation of a song by the late Mike Taylor; and a new recording of Mark Anthony Turnage's "Prayer For A great Man". 10pm...

    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.

    Tom Jobim Tribute: January 26th - February 1st

    The cellist/arranger Jacques Morelenbaum and his singer/wife, Paula, were a big part of the life of Antonio Carlos Jobim (pictured), shaping the music of his last recordings. They paid a fitting tribute to “Tom” by recording an album in his Rio de Janeiro home studio - suitably titled "Casa".  We mark Tom Jobim’s birthday this week by shining the spotlight on this moving tribute with Ryucihi Sakamoto on piano and Jobim’s son Paulo on guitar.

    Bilingua: February 2nd - 8th

    Last November, Gael Linn released "Bilingua" - a previously unreleased recording by the late Eithne Ní Uallacháin who tragically passed away in 1999. As a member of the trio Lá Lugh, Eithne forged new interpretations of Irish traditional singing. But with "Bilingua" she composed new material of her own - yet still deeply rooted in the tradition. It's under the Blue spotlight all this week.

     

    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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