The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on the next programme…

    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 Sunday 18 May 2014

    Listen

    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 -

    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

    • 22:04
      Title: High Life For Strings
      Composer: David Byrne
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Balanescu Quartet
      Album: Balanescu Quartet: Byrne/Moran/Lurie/Torke ~~ G338601, Argo, 4365652
      Duration: 4:34
    • 22:16
      Title: The Seventh Son
      Composer: Dixon, Willie
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocal, Piano), Addison Farmer (Bass), Ronnie Free (Drums)
      Album: Allison Wonderland - The Mose Allison Anthology (2-CD), Rhino / Atlantic Jazz, R2 71689
      Duration: 2:39
    • 22:19
      Title: Vedenalainen
      Composer: Kujanpaa / Ikonen
      Performer(s): Aili Ikonen (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Aili Ikonen (Vocals), Kvalda
      Album: Leia, Texicalli Records, IMPALA 014
      Duration: 4:49
    • 22:24
      Title: Chicago Blues
      Composer: Biese / Altieri
      Performer(s): Kenny Dorham (Vocals, Trumpet), Jimmy Heath (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Kenny Dorham (Vocals, Trumpet), Jimmy Heath (Saxophone), Walter Bishop (Piano), Percy Heath (Bass), Kenny Clarke (Drums)
      Album: Kenny Dorham Quintet (Recordno: OJCCD-113-2), Debut Records / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-113-2
      Duration: 2:54
    • 22:28
      Title: Symphony No.7 - Come Un Sogno
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Aurora Borealis - Magic Of The Mysterious North, Ondine, ODE 937-2
      Duration: 10:14
    • 22:39
      Title: Maybe I'M Amazed
      Composer: Mccartney, Paul
      Performer(s): Susan Werner (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Susan Werner (Vocal)
      Album: Classics (Recordno: SW-014), Sleeve Dog Records, SW-014
      Duration: 3:14
    • 22:42
      Title: Mother The Wardrobe Is Full Of Infantrymen
      Composer: Mcgough, Roger
      Performer(s): Agnes Bernelle (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Agnes Bernelle (Vocal), Desmond Leslie (Sound Effects)
      Album: Mother The Wardrobe Is Full Of Infantrymen, Some Bizarre / Milo Music, AGI 7CD
      Duration: 2:36
    • 22:45
      Title: Lament For An Orchid (Absinthe)
      Composer: Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano), Drew Gress (Bass), Tom Rainey (Drums), String Orchestra
      Album: Passion Flower - Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn (Recordno: 79395-2), Nonesuch, 79395-2
      Duration: 5:43
    • 22:52
      Title: George
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): The Duke Quartet
      Performer(s): The Duke Quartet
      Album: The Inner Line, Black Box, BBM1008
      Duration: 5:00
    • 22:57
      Title: String Quartet No. 5 (Iv)
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass, Orange Mountain Music/Music Network, OMM/Music Network Promo
      Duration: 5:04
    • 23:04
      Title: Moanin' At Midnight
      Composer: Burnett, Chester
      Performer(s): Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Howlin' Wolf Collection, Deja Vu, DVCD 2032
      Duration: 2:32
    • 23:06
      Title: Dance With Waves
      Composer: Brahem, Anouar
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Khaled Yassine (Darbouka, Bendir)
      Album: Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita, ECM, 1798628
      Duration: 3:56
    • 23:32
      Title: Vessel
      Composer: Conlon, Ultan
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Album: Bless Your Heart, Dark Side Out, DSORCD001
      Duration: 5:06
    • 23:37
      Title: Railroad Man
      Composer: Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Moto.Tronic, Sony Classical, SK 93044
      Duration: 4:42
    • 23:42
      Title: Pale Blue Eyes
      Composer: Reed, Lou
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal), The Velvet Underground
      Album: The Very Best of the Velvet Underground, Polydor, 065 625-2
      Duration: 5:44
    • 23:50
      Title: Girl Talk
      Composer: Hefti / Troup
      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: 5:36
    • 23:55
      Title: Li'l Darlin
      Composer: Hefti, Neal
      Performer(s): Wendell Culley (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Wendell Culley (Trumpet), Count Basie Orchestra
      Album: The Complete Atomic Basie, Roulette Blue Note, 724382863526
      Duration: 4:50
    • 00:01
      Title: Eskimos Op.64 - Movement I - Arctic Night
      Composer: Beach, Amy
      Performer(s): Kirsten Johnson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Kirsten Johnson (Piano)
      Album: Amy Beach: Piano Music, Vol.2, Guild, GMCD7329
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:05
      Title: Four Part Fantasia No.2
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Album: Kronos Quartet - Early Music, Nonesuch Records, 7559794572
      Duration: 3:07
    • 00:09
      Title: Sibil-La Provencale
      Composer: French 12th / 13th C
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Robert Crawfort Young (Oud), La Capella Reial De Catalunya
      Album: The Song Of The Sibyl (Recordno: NC 40020), Naive, NC 40020
      Duration: 13:10
    • 00:23
      Title: Who By Fire
      Composer: Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: If Grief Could Wait, ECM, ECM 2226 277 7197
      Duration: 3:56
    • 00:27
      Title: Wild Horses
      Composer: Jagger / Richards
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals), Morten Qvenild (Piano, Various Instruments)
      Album: Antologie - Solveig Slettahjell, Jazzland, 602527785349
      Duration: 6:01
    • 00:34
      Title: The Cosy Eye
      Composer: Lee, Eddie
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Album: Waiting for the Tide, WHRL, WHRL 0016
      Duration: 4:58
    • 00:39
      Title: Fruit Tree
      Composer: Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Album: Five Leaves Left (Remastered), Island, IMCD8
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:44
      Title: After Dark
      Composer: Buchanan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Mid Air, Newsroom Records, ROOM01
      Duration: 3:56
    • 00:50
      Title: Koik Tulge Minu Juurde Nuud (Come To Me, Said The Son Of God)
      Composer: Traditional / Schultz
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano), Heinavanker
      Album: Songs Of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns And Runic Songs (Recordno: HMU 907488), Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907488
      Duration: 4:24
    • 00:55
      Title: Film En Miniature H.148 - Movement Iii - Berceuse
      Composer: Martinu, Bohuslav
      Performer(s): Lada Valesova (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lada Valesova (Piano)
      Album: Lada Valesova - Intimate Studies (Piano music by Janacek, Haas, Martinu, Suk), Avie Records, AV2142
      Duration: 3:04

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Latest Show

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule