The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme...

    Dec 21. Tonight, we'll listen to a rare vocal turn by Zoot Sims; Beethoven for violin and cello; Galway's Bahh Band; Mark O'Connor's "Appalachia Waltz"; Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" re-invented by Duke Ellington; a text Theo Dorgan (pictured) wrote for a choral work by Howard Goodall; clarinettist (and more besides) Sean MacErlaine from "A Slender Song"; a selection from Jon Sanders' "Zoukelele" CD; organist Letizia Romiti performs a work by Bach; Nic Jones material, tackled by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow; another selection from the latest Hilliard Ensemble CD (see BLUE TUNES, below); and "Greensleves" played by California Guitar Trio. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 18 April 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    This week we feature rarities from the newly-issued "Fixin' To Die" by cult troubadour Jackson C. Frank. He released just one album in his lifetime, produced by Paul Simon in 1965.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Hilliard Ensemble: December 15th - 21st

    The Hilliard Ensemble has released more than 30 albums on the ECM label including the latest recording "Transeamus".  It hang ups its music stands at year’s end after four remarkable decades. This week Blue recalls some of the Hilliards' masterful performances as well as the new release - a suitable pre-Christmas Blue Tunes recommendation.

    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland directed by Paul Hillier; and Heresy Record's The Wexford Carols - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary is joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: St Matthew Passion, Bwv 244
      Complete Work Name: St Matthew Passion, Bwv 244
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor; Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
      Performer(s): Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor; Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone, Matthew Brook, Bass-Baritone; Andrew Tortise, Tenor, Gabrieli Consort And Players
      Album: Recorded at the Lausanne Bach Festival (Broadcast 18/04/14), EBU
      Duration: 162:40
    • 23:04
      Title: Halloween Is Black As Night
      Composer: Frank, Jackson
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Fixin' To Die, Secret Records, SECCD086
      Duration: 2:46
    • 23:11
      Title: God Knows
      Composer: Reidy, Tony
      Performer(s): Tony Reidy (Vocals/Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tony Reidy (Vocals/Guitar), Seamie O'Dowd (Guitars,Bass,Fiddles); Paul Gurney (Keys/Accordian);
      Album: A Rough Shot of Lipstick, Tony Reidy, TRCD02
      Duration: 4:16
    • 23:16
      Title: Genevieve
      Composer: Sanborn, David
      Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano)
      Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano), James Genus (Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums)
      Album: Quartette Humaine (Recordno: 88765484712), Okeh, 88765484712
      Duration: 5:38
    • 23:22
      Title: Close (For Comfort)
      Composer: Aarset, Eivind
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops), Jan Bang (Samples, Programming)
      Album: Dream Logic (Recordno: ECM 2301 371 3657), ECM Records, ECM 2301 371 3657
      Duration: 6:36
    • 23:39
      Title: All This Useless Beauty
      Composer: Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals)
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Huw Warren (Piano); Mark Emerson (Violin);
      Album: Angel Tiger, Cooking Vinyl, Cook CD049
      Duration: 3:39
    • 23:42
      Title: Goodbye
      Composer: Vallon, Colin
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano)
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Double Bass), Julian Sartorius (Drums)
      Album: Le Vent - Colin Vallon Trio, ECM Records, ECM 2347 376 2782
      Duration: 5:34
    • 23:48
      Title: Everything I Have Is Yours
      Complete Work Name: Velvet Mood
      Composer: Lane / Adamson
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guitar), John Simmons (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)
      Album: Music For Torching / Velvet Mood, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27317
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:05
      Title: Piano Sonata In C Minor Op 10 No. 1 - Movement Ii - Adagio Molto
      Complete Work Name: Piano Sonata In C Minor Op 10 No. 1
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (complete) - Friedrich Gulda - Disk 2, Brilliant Classics, 92773/2
      Duration: 7:18
    • 00:13
      Title: Into The Night
      Composer: Badalamenti, Angelo / Lynch, David
      Performer(s): Julee Cruise (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Julee Cruise (Vocals), Angelo Badalamenti (Synth/Piano)
      Album: Music From Twin Peaks, Warner Bros, 7599-26316-2
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:18
      Title: Rosemary's Baby
      Composer: Komeda, Krzysztof
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion), Jorg Brinkmann (Cello)
      Album: Eric Vloeiman's Oliver's Cinema, Buzz / Challenge Records, ZZ 76111
      Duration: 5:43
    • 00:24
      Title: Cinema Paradiso -- Cinema Paradiso
      Complete Work Name: Cinema Paradiso
      Composer: Morricone, Ennio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Dell'unione Musicisti Di Roma
      Album: Cinema Paradiso OST, DRG, 99501
      Duration: 2:57
    • 00:32
      Title: On The Way To Exile
      Complete Work Name: From A Modern Greek Adaptation Of "Medea" By Giorgos Cheimonas
      Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri)
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri), Harris Lambrakis (Ney), Andreas Papas (Bendir), Alexandros Arkadopoulos (Clarinet)
      Album: Medea - Eleni Karaindrou, ECM Records, ECM 2376 376 2816
      Duration: 4:51
    • 00:38
      Title: The Wind
      Performer(s): Cat Stevens
      Performer(s): Cat Stevens
      Album: The Very Best of Cat Stevens
      Duration: 1:53
    • 00:40
      Title: Don't Go To Strangers
      Composer: Kent / Mann / Evans
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals), Serge Merlaud (Guitar), Kevin Axt (Acoustic Bass)
      Album: After Blue, BFM Jazz / Challenge Records, BFM77056
      Duration: 5:56
    • 00:46
      Title: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
      Composer: Webb, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond the Missouri Sky ~~ E248406, Verve, 537130-2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:50
      Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
      Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part, HMV Classics, HMV 5723152
      Duration: 8:15

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