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    April 19. "Composing means finding something that I had absolutely no idea of when I started..." - Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. On tonight's BLUE, Eamonn presents a sample of Abrahamsen's music from a new release on the Winter & Winter label; also coming our way this Sunday night, a recent recording by jazz trumpeter Paolo Fresu; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba's reading of a work by Ernest Chausson; a traditional song from Kosovo; a Matt Dennis song, as well as the man himself, interpreting someone else's material; two more performances by The Unthanks (see BLUE TUNES, below); a sample from a recent CD of concertos for the organ (composed by Giuseppe Sammartini in the early 18th century); a medley of Paul Simon (pictured) material; and a jazz piano trio led by Giovanni Guidi. 10pm start...

    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 -

    The Unthanks: April 13th - 19th

    They have interpreted songs by Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons, a rousing brass band collaboration and captured the folk history of their native Northumbria.  Now The Unthanks, led by sisters Rachel and Becky, release a studio album that is folk tinged yet contemporary. A recent Dublin appearance was hailed as "magnificent". "Mount The Air" is our featured album. Hear it, along with their back catalogue – nightly at 10.

    Sinikka Langeland: April 20th - 26th

    Sinikka Langeland, a graduate of the University of Oslo, has studied piano, guitar and contemporary folksong. Since 1981, she's been especially interested in the kantele, or table harp. We'll hear original compositions from "The half-finished Heaven", her latest ECM release, all this week on BLUE.

    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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