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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 29 March 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    All this week, we feature pianist, composer, and current Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard, Herbie Hancock, an artist who has enjoyed critical and popular acclaim

    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

    • 22:03
      Title: The Humpback Whale
      Performer(s): Jones, Nic
      Performer(s): Jones, Nic
      Duration: 6:20
    • 22:09
      Title: American Tunes
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 5:08
    • 22:15
      Title: Symphonic Poem No.3 - I: Andante
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Liszt, Franz
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:22
      Title: Then The Lights Go Out
      Performer(s): Witherspoon, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Witherspoon, Jimmy
      Duration: 3:14
    • 22:25
      Title: Walk To The Water
      Performer(s): Martyn, John
      Performer(s): Martyn, John
      Duration: 3:04
    • 22:29
      Title: Black Musette
      Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas
      Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas
      Duration: 4:36
    • 22:33
      Title: Wine Wine Wine
      Performer(s): Binkley / Herman
      Performer(s): Binkley / Herman
      Duration: 2:48
    • 22:36
      Title: Contrasts For Violin, Clarinet And Piano - Ii: Piheno
      Performer(s): Bartok, Bela
      Performer(s): Bartok, Bela
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:41
      Title: Four American Choruses: Beautiful Valley Of Eden
      Performer(s): Anderson, Julian
      Performer(s): Anderson, Julian
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:51
      Title: Maria Lando
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 5:50
    • 22:57
      Title: Your Fonder Heart
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Anais
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Anais
      Duration: 3:46
    • 23:02
      Title: Please Stop Playing Those Blues, Boy
      Performer(s): Demetrius / Moore
      Performer(s): Demetrius / Moore
      Duration: 3:33
    • 23:05
      Title: Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
      Performer(s): Allen / Gallop
      Performer(s): Allen / Gallop
      Duration: 4:04
    • 23:09
      Title: Don't Smoke In Bed
      Performer(s): Robison, Willard
      Performer(s): Robison, Willard
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:13
      Title: When The Moon Rises...
      Performer(s): Leech, Owen
      Performer(s): Leech, Owen
      Duration: 4:31
    • 23:18
      Title: Con Que La Lavare
      Performer(s): Anonymous
      Performer(s): Anonymous
      Duration: 6:15
    • 23:24
      Title: May Morning Dew
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Keane
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Keane
      Duration: 4:34
    • 23:29
      Title: Something So Right
      Performer(s): Simon, Paul
      Performer(s): Simon, Paul
      Duration: 4:48
    • 23:34
      Title: Why Did I Choose You
      Performer(s): Leonard / Martin
      Performer(s): Leonard / Martin
      Duration: 5:26
    • 23:39
      Title: Let's Eat, Then Everything Will Be Ok
      Performer(s): Yamamoto, Eri
      Performer(s): Yamamoto, Eri
      Duration: 5:09
    • 23:45
      Title: Summertime
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Gershwin, George
      Duration: 3:04
    • 23:48
      Title: Concerto For Cello And Strings - Ii: Andante
      Performer(s): Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:56
      Title: Hear, O Lord, When I Cry
      Performer(s): Warner, Massah M
      Performer(s): Warner, Massah M
      Duration: 1:57
    • 00:01
      Title: Firewater
      Performer(s): Williams, Buster
      Performer(s): Williams, Buster
      Duration: 7:45
    • 00:14
      Title: Fotheringay
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Performer(s): Denny, Sandy
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:18
      Title: Among The Wicklow Hills
      Performer(s): Turner, Pierce
      Performer(s): Turner, Pierce
      Duration: 2:49
    • 00:21
      Title: Mysteries
      Performer(s): Gibbons / Webb
      Performer(s): Gibbons / Webb
      Duration: 4:54
    • 00:26
      Title: Lookin' Back
      Performer(s): Monk / Hendricks
      Performer(s): Monk / Hendricks
      Duration: 5:52
    • 00:33
      Title: Farruca Martín (Martin's Farruca)
      Performer(s): Martín, Juan
      Performer(s): Martín, Juan
      Duration: 5:18
    • 00:38
      Title: Grandmother's Tales - Ii: Andantino
      Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:39
      Title: Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major 'Emperor' (2nd Movement) Ada
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 8:33
    • 00:48
      Title: Little Green
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:53
      Title: Urge For Going
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni
      Duration: 5:20

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