The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Feb 28.  We close the month with our usual late night mix that both stimulates and relaxes, viz. both Loudon and Rufus Wainwright; a new recording of "The Goldberg Variations" by Konstantin Lifschitz; Louis Stewart recorded with McGill University jazz professor/trumpeter Kevin Dean; Wes Montgomery recorded with Milt Jackson; Martin Simpson, from "Prodigal Son"; part of Ciarán Farrell's "Shannon Suite"; Iarla Ó Lionárd, and the title track of "Foxlight"; the sound of The Memphis Jug Band; and a jazzed-up Paul Simon tune. Saturday's BLUE also includes nyckelharpa-player Marco Ambrosini (pictured); original music by Leo Brouwer (see BLUE TUNES, below); plus a rare recording of Jeff Ballard made when he last visited Dublin (Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds - Ballard, with Lionel Louke, Kevin Hays, and Reid Anderson - will perform at Christchurch Cathedral next Friday night). Note a 10:15pm start (approx)...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 28 February 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Richard Strauss - not his operas but his songs and sonatas - in the Blue Tunes spotlight all this week including his Four Last Songs

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    Leo Brouwer: February 23rd - March 1st

    Guitarist Leo Brouwer has dedicated himself to the musical culture of his native Cuba all his life, pursuing the role of composer, educator and guitarist as well as activist in the Cuban Communist Party.  Celebrating his 75th birthday this week, on Blue we sample Brouwer’s extensive catalogue with his well known guitar compositions and arrangements along with his lesser known chamber works.


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