The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on the next programme…

    March 28. Just before the clocks jump forward an hour, Eamonn presents singer-songwriter Johanna Borchert (pictured); pianistic Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below); Tim Bowness and Phil Chilvers from a release named in honour of a beach in Norfolk; John Metcalfe, from his tribute to "Scorching Bay" near Wellington; Auckland-born sax-player Hayden Chisholm; a solo piano piece by Australian-born composer Kate Moore; Argentinian guitarist Pablo Márquez; part of Michael Nyman's "Hillsborough Memorial"; and a 2015 release from Chris Potter Underground Orchestra. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 10 May 2014

    Listen

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh are on an Irish tour this month and on the radio all this week on Blue

    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:38
      Title: Violin Sonata No. 2 In D (3rd Movement) - Leise, Einfach
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Francesco Dillon (Cello)
      Performer(s): Francesco Dillon (Cello), Emanuele Torquati (Piano)
      Album: Schumann / Grutzmacher - Cello Transcriptions ~~ CDD05183, Brilliant Classics, 94060
      Duration: 6:04
    • 22:51
      Title: October
      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: 4:06
    • 22:55
      Title: Too Late
      Composer: Condell, Sonny
      Performer(s): Sonny Condell (Vocals/All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Sonny Condell (Vocals/All Instruments)
      Album: Swallows and Farms, Irish World Music Records, IWMRCD260413
      Duration: 4:26
    • 23:12
      Title: Dialogue With "Little Cabbage"
      Composer: Tan Dun
      Performer(s): Wu Man (Pipa)
      Performer(s): Wu Man (Pipa), Kronos Quartet
      Album: Ghost Opera Kronos Quartet Tan Dun, Nonesuch, 79445-2
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:15
      Title: Vow
      Composer: Barwick, Julianna
      Performer(s): Julianna Barwick (Vocals / All Music)
      Performer(s): Julianna Barwick (Vocals / All Music)
      Album: Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place, Asthmatic Kitty Records, AKR 081
      Duration: 4:39
    • 23:21
      Title: Keys To The Cellar
      Composer: Trad Arr Fraser/Haas
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) And Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) And Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Album: Abundance, Culburnie Records, CUL124
      Duration: 4:51
    • 23:26
      Title: Highlands / The Red Crow
      Composer: Ni Mhaonaigh, Mairead
      Performer(s): Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Fiddle), Tim Edey (Guitar), Jim Higgins (Percussion)
      Album: Imeall - Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, MOONI
      Duration: 3:40
    • 23:44
      Title: Pieces In A Major - I: Prelude
      Composer: Conradi, Johann Gottfried
      Performer(s): José Miguel Moreno (Baroque Lute)
      Performer(s): José Miguel Moreno (Baroque Lute)
      Album: Johann Gottfried Conradi - Neue Lauten Stucke (Recordno: GCD 920113), Glossa, GCD 920113
      Duration: 2:53
    • 23:47
      Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano (2nd Movement) Cavatine
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Album: Franck, Debussy, Poulenc - Anne Gastinel, Claire Désert, Naive, V 5259
      Duration: 6:25
    • 23:54
      Title: Afterwards
      Composer: Lord, Jon
      Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
      Album: Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things, Avie, AV2190
      Duration: 3:01
    • 00:03
      Title: Nocturne
      Composer: Jackson, Joe
      Performer(s): Joe Jackson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Joe Jackson (Piano)
      Album: Tonight & Forever, Spectrum, 5301338
      Duration: 4:18
    • 00:07
      Title: This Life Thats Lent To You
      Composer: Beth Nielsen Chapman
      Performer(s): Beth Nielsen Chapman
      Performer(s): Beth Nielsen Chapman
      Album: Prism
      Duration: 3:07
    • 00:30
      Title: Duende
      Composer: Towner, Ralph
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars)
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Electric Guitar), Slava Grigoryan (Classical & Baritone Guitars)
      Album: Travel Guide (Recordno: ECM 2310 372 9508), ECM Records, ECM 2310 372 9508
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:35
      Title: Holy Mary
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Album: Senses, Otá, OTA 1026
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:39
      Title: Farewell, Farewell
      Composer: Thompson, Richard
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal), Fairport Convention
      Album: Music Weaver - Sandy Denny Remembered, Island, 5307259BS
      Duration: 2:42
    • 00:51
      Title: Cello Suite No.6 In D Major - Iii: Courante
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Lute)
      Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Lute)
      Album: Bach Suites Nos.4,5,6 (Recordno: E 8938), Naive, E 8938
      Duration: 3:58

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Latest Show

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule