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 "Greensleeves" played by California Guitar Trio. 10pm...

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

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    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 -

    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

    • 22:38
      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

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