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    April 19. "Composing means finding something that I had absolutely no idea of when I started..." - Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. On tonight's BLUE, Eamonn presents a sample of Abrahamsen's music from a new release on the Winter & Winter label; also coming our way this Sunday night, a recent recording by jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba's reading of a work by Ernest Chausson; a traditional song from Kosovo; a Matt Dennis song, as well as the man himself, interpreting someone else's material; two more performances by The Unthanks (see BLUE TUNES, below); a sample from a recent CD of concertos for the organ (composed by Giuseppe Sammartini in the early 18th century); a medley of Paul Simon (pictured) material; and a jazz piano trio led by Giovanni Guidi. 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 -

    The Unthanks: April 13th - 19th

    They have interpreted songs by Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, a rousing brass band collaboration and captured the folk history of their native Northumbria.  Now The Unthanks, led by sisters Rachel and Becky, release a studio album that is folk tinged yet contemporary. A recent Dublin appearance was hailed as "magnificent". "Mount The Air" is our featured album. Hear it, along with their back catalogue – nightly at 10.

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    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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