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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 8 March 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    This week, we feature recordings by John Scofield and Vince Mendoza, in advance of the Irish premiere of Scofield and Mendoza's Grammy-winning album 54 in Dublin on March 12th

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:22
      Title: Polska Efter Anders Frederik Andersson Tryserum
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:25
      Title: Snails In The Creek
      Performer(s): Rodríguez, Alfredo
      Performer(s): Rodríguez, Alfredo
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:31
      Title: Bad, Bad Whiskey
      Performer(s): Davies, Adelia
      Performer(s): Davies, Adelia
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:35
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano In E Minor (2nd Movement) Andantino
      Performer(s): Von Koch, Sigurd
      Performer(s): Von Koch, Sigurd
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:45
      Title: Jeep On 35
      Performer(s): Scofield, John
      Performer(s): Scofield, John
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:50
      Title: None The Wiser
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Wood, Chris
      Duration: 4:22
    • 22:54
      Title: Edinburgh
      Performer(s): Woods, Chris
      Performer(s): Woods, Chris
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:59
      Title: Prayer Of St. Gregory
      Performer(s): Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): Hovhaness, Alan
      Duration: 4:58
    • 23:03
      Title: A Sinister Decision
      Performer(s): Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Karaindrou, Eleni
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:07
      Title: Liebeslied (Love Song)
      Performer(s): Wagner-Régeny, Rudolf
      Performer(s): Wagner-Régeny, Rudolf
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:12
      Title: La Luna
      Performer(s): Hodge, Derrick
      Performer(s): Hodge, Derrick
      Duration: 3:30
    • 23:15
      Title: Yesterday
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney
      Duration: 2:54
    • 23:18
      Title: Beauty And Sadness
      Performer(s): Mendoza, Vince
      Performer(s): Mendoza, Vince
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:25
      Title: Mutations - Iii: Canon
      Performer(s): Iyer, Vijay
      Performer(s): Iyer, Vijay
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:33
      Title: El Noi De La Mere
      Performer(s): Traditional Catalan
      Performer(s): Traditional Catalan
      Duration: 3:47
    • 23:37
      Title: Prelude No. 1
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:41
      Title: What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
      Performer(s): Bergman, A., Berman, M., Legrand, M
      Performer(s): Bergman, A., Berman, M., Legrand, M
      Duration: 3:44
    • 23:45
      Title: Your Ghost (Variation On Schumann's Theme And Variations In E Fl
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Duration: 5:55
    • 23:51
      Title: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood
      Performer(s): Farina / Traditional
      Performer(s): Farina / Traditional
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:55
      Title: Birds And Ships
      Performer(s): Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Duration: 2:30
    • 23:59
      Title: The Prodigal Song
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:06
      Title: Eirenicons I-Iv
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): Skempton, Howard
      Duration: 6:20
    • 00:19
      Title: You Don't Know Me
      Performer(s): Arnold / Walker
      Performer(s): Arnold / Walker
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:24
      Title: It Was A Very Good Year
      Performer(s): Drake, Ervin
      Performer(s): Drake, Ervin
      Duration: 4:41
    • 00:28
      Title: Hidden
      Performer(s): Sung, Helen
      Performer(s): Sung, Helen
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:34
      Title: Piano Sonata In B Flat Major Op. 106 ?Hammerklavier? - Movement
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 13:57
    • 00:48
      Title: Old Light
      Performer(s): Cutting Andy
      Performer(s): Cutting Andy
      Duration: 2:07
    • 00:53
      Title: Alfie
      Performer(s): Bacharach / David
      Performer(s): Bacharach / David
      Duration: 4:48

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