The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on the next programme…

    Oct 4. On Sunday's BLUE, Sarah McQuaid sings of a cathedral in Derby; John Coltrane and Milt Jackson acknowledge a blues legacy; the Jacques Thibaud Trio performs Beethoven's final string trio; we'll also hear Irish singer-songwriter Peter Doran; Alessio Bax, performing 3 short pieces for piano by Scriabin; Stefano Battaglia (pictured) from his trio's new interpretations of Alec Wilder compositions; folk duo The Hut People; Duke Special, guesting with the Cork Gamelan Ensemble (see BLUE TUNES, below); solo Fred Hersch; Danish folk singer Karen Mose; a chaconne from the debut CD by award-winning Russian pianist Olga Georgievskaya; and Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava, from his latest offering. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 16 May 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Each night this week, we featuring recordings by the innovative Kronos Quartet, a string quartet that has made more than 50 albums in a 40 year career.

      Blue Tunes Recommended -

    September 28th - Oct 4th: Cork Gamelan Ensemble

    This week on BLUE, we explore the enchanting sounds of the Javanese Gamelan courtesy of Mel Mercier (Professor of Music U.C.C.) and the Cork Gamelan Ensemble. Their recent release The Three Forges is a collaborative effort between the ensemble and guest artists as they create new music for an ancient sound. Artists include Iarla Ó Lionáird, Kate Ellis, Julie Feeney, Duke Special, Nick Roth, Buckley sisters Linda and Irene and the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra. Hear selections every night this week.

    October 5th - 11th: Tigran Hamasyan

    Renowned Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan has just released his first ECM recording - a sublime re-imagining of Armenian sacred music from the 5th through to the 20th Century. It features piano improvisations alongside stunning choral performances by the Yerevan State Chamber Choir. Luys i Luso (Light from the Light) is in the spotlight this week ahead of their Dublin Christ Church Concert Saturday 17th presented by Walton's World Masters Series

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Little Suite In A Minor - Praludium
      Composer: Nielsen, Carl
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta
      Album: Scandinavian String Music, Naxos, 8.553106
      Duration: 3:34
    • 22:08
      Title: String Quartet No.14 In A Flat Major - Iii. Lento E Molto Cantabile
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Frantisek Souchek, Petr Strizek (Violins)
      Performer(s): Frantisek Souchek, Petr Strizek (Violins), Petr Holman (Viola), Vladimir Fortin (Cello)
      Album: Dvorak - Strings Quartets... Zemlinsky Quartet (Recordno: PRD / DSD 250 300), Praga Digitals, PRD / DSD 250 300
      Duration: 7:38
    • 22:17
      Title: Set Me Free
      Composer: Cale, John W.
      Performer(s): John Cale (Vocals)
      Performer(s): John Cale (Vocals)
      Album: Close Watch - An Introduction To John Cale, Island, 524 642-2
      Duration: 4:12
    • 22:21
      Title: Mama Don't Allow No.2
      Composer: Davenport, Charles Edward
      Performer(s): Washboard Sam A.K.A. Robert Brown (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Washboard Sam A.K.A. Robert Brown (Vocals), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar)
      Album: Century Of The Blues (Recordno: CDCD 5003), Chrome Dreams, CDCD 5003
      Duration: 3:06
    • 22:24
      Title: Michicant
      Composer: Vernon, Justin
      Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars), Bon Iver
      Album: Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Jagjaguwar, CAD3117CD
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:30
      Title: Suite
      Composer: Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (Double Bass), Jarle Vspestad (Drums)
      Album: The Well - Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Recordno: ECM 2237 278 5896), ECM Records, ECM 2237 278 58
      Duration: 8:22
    • 22:39
      Title: Birds In The High Hall Garden
      Composer: Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
      Album: Evening Songs, Naxos, 8.572902
      Duration: 6:30
    • 22:45
      Title: Frere Jacques Fantasie
      Composer: Grandjany, Marcel
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Chardonnet (Harp)
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Chardonnet (Harp)
      Album: Angelus - Elisabeth Chardonnet, Millenia Music, CD1001
      Duration: 4:08
    • 22:51
      Title: Victory Motel
      Composer: Murphy, K. / Haugh, T.
      Performer(s): Kevin Murphy (Cello, Double Bass, Tenor Viol)
      Performer(s): Kevin Murphy (Cello, Double Bass, Tenor Viol), Thomas Haugh (Zithers, Ukelin, Percussion)
      Album: Melting Cavalry - Seti The First, Independent,
      Duration: 5:06
    • 22:55
      Title: Looking Back
      Composer: Rowles / Ernst
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals), Keith Ganz (Guitars), Gary Versace (Keyboards), Et Al
      Album: Girl Talk (Recordno: PM 2152), Palmetto Records, PM 2152
      Duration: 5:39
    • 23:03
      Title: Symphony No.1 "Titan" (3rd Movement) Feierlich Und Gemessen
      Composer: Mahler, Gustav
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Mahler The People's Edition, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779260
      Duration: 10:37
    • 23:14
      Title: The Stolen Child
      Composer: Yeats / Fowler
      Performer(s): Simon Fowler (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Dan Sealey (Guitars, Piano)
      Performer(s): Simon Fowler (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Dan Sealey (Guitars, Piano), Mike Mcnamara (Bass), John Mccusker (Violins, Cittern), Andy Cutting (Melodeon)
      Album: Simon Fowler's Merrymouth, Moseley Shoals Records, OSCD7
      Duration: 2:27
    • 23:17
      Title: Rock Me
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Muddy Waters (Vocal, Guitar), Otis Spann? (Piano)
      Performer(s): Muddy Waters (Vocal, Guitar), Otis Spann? (Piano), James Cotton (Harmonica)
      Album: Livin' With The Blues - Various, Capitol Blues Collection, 7243 8 31747 2 0
      Duration: 3:15
    • 23:19
      Title: Birds And Ships
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals), Billy Bragg (Acoustic Guitar)
      Album: Mermaid Ave; Billy Bragg & Wilco (Recordno: 7559-62204-2), Elektra, 7559-62204-2
      Duration: 2:15
    • 23:23
      Title: Blue Interlude
      Composer: Chopin
      Performer(s): Bill Evans
      Performer(s): Bill Evans, Chuck Israels (Bass), Larry Bunker Or Grady Tate (Drums), Unnamed Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra, Polygram, 821 983-2
      Duration: 6:04
    • 23:30
      Title: Asleep (From Five Tango Sensations)
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, La Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
      Album: A Thousand Thoughts, Nonesuch 536952, 536952
      Duration: 5:26
    • 23:49
      Title: Here Comes The Flood
      Composer: Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal, Piano), Robert Fripp (Frippertronics), Brian Eno (Synth)
      Album: Exposure, DGM, DGM0601
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:53
      Title: Boubacar
      Composer: Frisell
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell
      Album: The Intercontinentals, Nonesuch, 7559796612
      Duration: 6:28
    • 00:00
      Title: Everything Has Changed
      Composer: Williams, Lucinda
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals, Guitar), Bill Frisell (Guitars), Jim Keltner (Drums)
      Album: West, UMG Recordings, 0602498583487
      Duration: 3:38
    • 00:04
      Title: Albert
      Composer: Scheinman
      Performer(s): Jenny Scheinman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Jenny Scheinman (Violin), Ron Miles (Cornet); Doug Wieselman (Clarinet); Bill Frisell (Guitar); Rachelle Garniez (Accordian)
      Album: 12 Songs, CryptoGramophone, CG125
      Duration: 3:27
    • 00:08
      Title: Passacaglia
      Composer: Martin, Frank
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Frank Martin: Passacaglia..., Chandos, CHAN 9312
      Duration: 12:24
    • 00:22
      Title: Mizu / Water
      Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Synthesizer)
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Synthesizer)
      Album: Desert Flowers - Abdullah Ibrahim, Enja, ENJ-7011 2
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:26
      Title: Serenity
      Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Abudlullah Ibrahim (Piano, Flute)
      Performer(s): Abudlullah Ibrahim (Piano, Flute), Cleave Guyton (Reeds), Eugen Bazijan, Scott Roller (Celli),
      Album: Mukashi: Once Upon A Time - Abdullah Ibrahim, Intuition, INT 3431 2
      Duration: 3:59
    • 00:34
      Title: White Cliffs Of Dover
      Performer(s): Vera Lynn
      Performer(s): Vera Lynn
      Album: Historic Voices IV: The War Years 1939-1945
      Duration: 3:29
    • 00:38
      Title: Cantus Articus - Ii: Melancholy
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Articus..., Naxos, 8.554147
      Duration: 4:19
    • 00:42
      Title: Towards The Shore / Towards An Ending
      Composer: Bowness / Hulse / Chilvers / Jurjendal / Saks
      Performer(s): Tim Bowness (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tim Bowness (Vocals), Peter Chilvers (Keyboards, Rhythms), Robert Jurjendal (Guitars), Aleksei Saks (Trumpet), Tony Levin (Bass)
      Album: Slow Electric, Panegyric, GYRCD005
      Duration: 7:22
    • 00:52
      Title: The Night Is Blue
      Composer: Kurtz / Mills / Norvo
      Performer(s): Red Norvo (Vibes)
      Performer(s): Red Norvo (Vibes), Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet)
      Album: The Greatest Jazz Collection (4-CD), HMV, 7243 5 35380 2 6
      Duration: 7:07

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Latest Show

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule