The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 4.  Eamonn links Nat King Cole, from a re-issue the purists speak highly of; Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; songs by Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant and Loudon Wainwright; Martha Wainwright, singing "La Foule"; Barbara, performing Jacques Brel material; the opening movement of Shostakovich's first violin concerto; new Andy Sheppard; the voices of Cymin Samawatie and Karen Dalton (pictured); and the final 2 samples from the RTÉ lyric fm label (see BLUE TUNES, below), including Michael McHale's version of "She Moved Through The Fair". 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 13 April 2014

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    Aaron Thibeaux Walker aka T-Bone was one of the most influential musicians to rise up from the fertile Texas blues scene; he's our Blue Tunes feature this week.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Chatham Saxophone Quartet: April 27th - May 3rd

    As RTÉ Lyric FM marks its 16th birthday on Friday of this week - we choose music and song from the extensive and highly thought of Lyric CD label which showcases Irish musical talent in both performance and composition. These selections will include a preview of a new release featuring the Chatham Saxophone Quartet (pictured) performing new Irish works.

    Keith Jarrett: May 4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio. Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. Jarrett's reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Keith Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith!

     Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler, Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package will be on its way to you on Tuesday...

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Eleanor Plunkett --
      Performer(s): John Byrne (Flute), Kevin Byrne (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Byrne (Flute), Kevin Byrne (Guitar)
      Duration: 2:48
    • 22:14
      Title: (I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano)
      Duration: 5:09
    • 22:18
      Title: Taraf --
      Performer(s): Jon Balke (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Jon Balke (Keyboards)
      Duration: 6:33
    • 22:26
      Title: Elegiac
      Composer: Hopkins
      Performer(s): Jon Hopkins
      Performer(s): Jon Hopkins
      Album: Opalescent, Just Music, TAO006
      Duration: 6:27
    • 22:43
      Title: Ad-Lib Blues
      Performer(s): Lester Young (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Lester Young (Tenor Saxophone)
      Duration: 3:37
    • 22:47
      Title: The Bridge
      Performer(s): Scott Walker (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Scott Walker (Vocals)
      Duration: 3:05
    • 22:50
      Title: Burning Man
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Vocal, Guitar)
      Duration: 4:38
    • 23:05
      Title: Une Barque Sur L'Océan
      Performer(s): Gerard Mcchrystal (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Gerard Mcchrystal (Saxophone)
      Duration: 8:26
    • 23:13
      Title: Reverie --
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Duration: 4:30
    • 23:17
      Title: Gnossiennes (3rd Movement)
      Duration: 2:35
    • 23:21
      Title: Down The Wagon Way/Sweet Jane/The North Downs Way
      Performer(s): Chris Wood
      Performer(s): Chris Wood
      Duration: 11:48
    • 23:33
      Title: Coming Down
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitar)
      Duration: 3:21
    • 23:38
      Title: Everybody Cryin' Mercy
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocals, Piano)
      Duration: 2:58
    • 23:42
      Title: Ricercare A 6 (The Musical Offering)
      Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin)
      Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin)
      Duration: 6:58
    • 23:57
      Title: Once I Loved (O Amor N Paz)
      Performer(s): Antonio Carlos Jobim (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Antonio Carlos Jobim (Guitar)
      Duration: 3:50
    • 00:02
      Title: Love -- Not Available
      Performer(s): Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor)
      Performer(s): Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor)
      Duration: 6:14
    • 00:08
      Title: The West Coast Of Clare
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine (Vocals)
      Duration: 5:49
    • 00:14
      Title: Cherry Coloured Funk (Seefeel Remix)
      Performer(s): Cocteau Twins
      Performer(s): Cocteau Twins
      Duration: 5:52
    • 00:20
      Title: My One And Only Love
      Performer(s): Linda Sharrock (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Linda Sharrock (Vocals)
      Duration: 4:47
    • 00:25
      Title: Un Sueno En La Floresta
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Duration: 8:00
    • 00:36
      Title: Head & Heart
      Performer(s): Vashti Bunyan
      Performer(s): Vashti Bunyan
      Album: Johnny Boy Would Love This... A Tribute to John Martyn
      Duration: 4:54
    • 00:41
      Title: Go Down Easy -- Not Available
      Performer(s): Beth Orton (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Beth Orton (Vocal)
      Duration: 3:24
    • 00:44
      Title: Bless The Weather
      Performer(s): John Martyn
      Performer(s): John Martyn
      Album: Bless the Weather, Island, IMCD135
      Duration: 4:25
    • 00:51
      Title: San Antonio
      Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums)
      Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums)
      Duration: 3:16
    • 00:54
      Title: Man In A Shed
      Composer: Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Album: Five Leaves Left (Remastered), Island, IMCD8
      Duration: 4:04

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