The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on the next programme…

    Nov 29. On Sunday's BLUE, we'll hear from part of a Mendelssohn string trio; Charlie Haden with Geri Allen and Paul Motian; Bessie Smith and her "Kitchen Man"; Dvorak's "Silent Woods"; a youthful Paul Brady, inclined to ramble; "Oriental" music by Granados; more from Felip Carbonell's new double CD (see BLUE TUNES, below); a solo piano work by Harald Saeverud, one of Norway's most admired composers of the 20th century; 2 songs by Paul Buchanan (of The Blue Nile); re-issued Joachim Kuhn; Irish cellist-cum-singer Naomi Berrill (pictured); Patricia Barber, crooning about a "Silent Partner"; and Max Richter, on the nature of daylight. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 3 May 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    International Jazz Day Apr 30 this is part sponsored by the Thelonius Monk Institute - so our Blue Tunes spotlight shines on Monk all this week- be prepared for the unorthodox.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Nov 23rd - 29th: Felip Carbonell

    Guitarist Felip Carbonell has worked as an arts officer, production company head and band manager. After organising Mallorcan dates for Dervish in the 1990s, he moved to Sligo. He contributes greatly to the vibrant music scene in Sligo and is an integral part of the band No Crows. Recently, Felip released his first solo project, "The Colours Of Time" - a collection of recordings that represent Felip's musical experiences in Ireland and in his native Mallorca - recorded in both locations. We air selections from the double CD all this week.

    Nov 30th - Dec 6th: Radu Lupu

    Romanian Pianist Radu Lupu is widely acknowledged as a leading interpreter of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert. Since winning the Van Cliburn Competition in 1966 he has played with all the major orchestras in the world and has appeared at all major venues and festivals up to the present day – and plans for 2016 show no letting up. This week we mark his 70th birthday by featuring recordings from his extensive catalogue. Join us nightly at 10.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:52
      Title: Park Avenue Petite
      Composer: Golson, Benny
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet), Wynton Kelly (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass), Philly Joe Jones (Drums)
      Album: Blue Soul, Riverside / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-765-2
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:10
      Title: Hush Ó
      Composer: Trad Arr O'Leary
      Performer(s): Caitriona O'Leary (Voice)
      Performer(s): Caitriona O'Leary (Voice), Adrian Hart (Fiddle); Emer Mayock (Flute); Kate Ellis (Cello); Mel Mercier (Bodhran)
      Album: Sleepsongs - Caitriona O'Leary and Dúlra, Heresy Records, Heresy 014
      Duration: 4:35
    • 23:14
      Title: Kitchen Man
      Composer: Razaf/Belledna
      Performer(s): Bessie Smith
      Performer(s): Bessie Smith, Charlie Green(Tb) Fletcher Henderson(P)
      Album: The Essential Bessie Smith, Indigo Records, IGOCD2008
      Duration: 3:01
    • 23:18
      Title: Blackberry Stone
      Composer: Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Album: Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can, Virgin Records, CDV3075
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:22
      Title: Las Vegas Tango
      Composer: Evans, Gil
      Performer(s): Gil Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Gil Evans (Piano), Johnny Coles (Trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone), Kenny Burell (Guitar), Elvin Jones (Drums). Et Al
      Album: The Individualism Of Gil Evans, Verve, 833 804-2
      Duration: 6:38
    • 23:40
      Title: Bells For Her
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Under the Pink, Eastwest, 7567-82567-2
      Duration: 5:22
    • 23:45
      Title: Rita Jack's Lament
      Composer: Fogarty, Seamus
      Performer(s): Seamus Fogarty (All Instruments/Programming)
      Performer(s): Seamus Fogarty (All Instruments/Programming)
      Album: God Damn You Mountain, Lost Map, LONG 004
      Duration: 8:39
    • 23:51
      Title: Jeux D'Eau
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music ~~ CDD05196, Hyperion Records, CDA67731
      Duration: 5:41
    • 00:03
      Title: Round Midnight
      Composer: Monk / Williams / Hanighen
      Performer(s): Joe Pass (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Joe Pass (Guitar)
      Album: Virtuoso, Hillhouse, Not Available
      Duration: 3:33
    • 00:08
      Title: Symphony No.1 In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto
      Composer: Lyapunov, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Moscow State Symphony
      Album: Sergei Lyapunov - Symphony No.1, Olympia, OCD 519
      Duration: 11:15
    • 00:23
      Title: Chere Trahison
      Composer: Laveaux, Melissa
      Performer(s): Melissa Laveaux(Guitar And Vocals)
      Performer(s): Melissa Laveaux(Guitar And Vocals), Lisa Patterson(Melodica), Rob Reid(Cajon), Martin Gamet(Double Bass)
      Album: Camphor & Copper, No Format, NOF5312680
      Duration: 2:48
    • 00:26
      Title: Tiziri
      Composer: Kouyate, Lansine
      Performer(s): Lansine Kouyate (Balafon)
      Performer(s): Lansine Kouyate (Balafon), Ira Coleman (Bass), David Neerman (Vibes), Laurent Robin (Drums)
      Album: Kouyate-Neerman: Kangaba ~~ Not Available, No Format, 5308530
      Duration: 2:37
    • 00:29
      Title: Mad John
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Instruments)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Instruments), Rob Jarvis (Trombone)
      Album: Trespasser (Recordno: RUFCD11) ~~ PD CC, RUF, RUFCD11
      Duration: 6:14
    • 00:36
      Title: Penselstrok
      Composer: Johansen / Moe
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Gothic Harp, Italian Triple Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Gothic Harp, Italian Triple Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin), Sveinung Lilleheier (Guitar, Dobro, Voice), Miguel Angel Cordero (Dbl Bass, Voice), David Mayoral (Percussion)
      Album: Hirundo Maris (Recordno: 2227 278 4395), ECM, ECM New Series 2227 278 4395
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:48
      Title: Suite For String Orchestra (Nocturne)
      Composer: Bridge, Frank
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Night Piece - Quiet Classics, KOCH International, 3-7611-2
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:56
      Title: Walk
      Composer: Einaudi, Ludovico
      Performer(s): Ludovico Einaudi
      Performer(s): Ludovico Einaudi
      Album: In a Time Lapse, Decca
      Duration: 3:27

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Latest Show

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule