The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    May 24. Trio Mediaeval's latest recording is a collection of polyphony from Iceland to Italy; it's named "Aquilonis", in honour of the North Wind. Hear a selection from the CD on tonight's BLUE. We'll also listen to 3 samples of contemporary jazz from Estonia; the father and son pairing of Tom and Ben Paley; Argentinian guitarist Pablo Márquez; young jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock (who'll be teaching and performing in Sligo this summer); more from the pen of Bob Dylan (see BLUE TUNES, below); solo piano music by Arnold Schoenberg (pictured); and American sax-player Harry Allen, recorded in the company of the Jan Lundgren Quartet. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 23 May 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Each night this week, we're airing selections from "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a brilliant 2014 re-working of eleven Leonard Cohen songs by the acclaimed Irish singer Christine Tobin

    Blue Tunes Recommended -


    Brian Eno: May 18th - 24th

    Bob Dylan celebrates his 74th birthday this week. His most recent release was an album of covers from the Sinatra discography. As a birthday tribute, we shine the spotlight on Dylan covers by others. Sadly there’s none from Ol’ Blue Eyes but there is plenty of choice, from Nico to Nickel Creek; Susanna and the Magical Orchestra to Martin Simpson; Joan Baez to Jeff Buckley. Dylan by others, all this week on The Blue of the Night...

    Elina Duni: May 25th - 31st

    “One of the fascinating things about music of the Balkans… is the idea that the pain has to be sung”. On her new album, “Dallendyshe” (“The Swallow”), Tirana-born, Swiss-raised, Elina Duni interprets songs of love and exile backed by her piano trio. Hear nightly selections, from Monday to Sunday.…  


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:13
      Title: Serenade In Blue
      Composer: Warren/Gordon
      Performer(s): Artie Shaw (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Artie Shaw (Clarinet), Artie Shaw Orchestra
      Album: Tommy Dorsey And Artie Shaw (Recordno: Grd9953), Swingsation, Grd9953
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:16
      Title: A Hard Day's Night
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Rene Marie (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Rene Marie (Vocal), Jeremy Pelt (Trumpet), Takana Miyamato (Piano), Herman Burney (Bass), Quentin Baxter (Drums)
      Album: Serene Renegade, Max Jazz, MXJ 120
      Duration: 5:34
    • 22:33
      Title: Anna Dixie
      Composer: Waterson, Lal
      Performer(s): Norma Waterson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Norma Waterson (Vocals), Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Roger Swallow, Danny Thompson, Richard Thompson
      Album: Norma Waterson, 1996 Rykodisc, HNCD 1393
      Duration: 3:41
    • 22:37
      Title: Marietta
      Composer: Detor, Krista
      Performer(s): Krista Detor (Vocals And Piano)
      Performer(s): Krista Detor (Vocals And Piano)
      Album: Flat Earth Diary
      Duration: 5:21
    • 22:43
      Title: It's Only A Paper Moon
      Composer: Arlen/Harburg/Rose
      Performer(s): Nat King Cole (Vocal / Piano)
      Performer(s): Nat King Cole (Vocal / Piano), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (Trumpet), John Collins (Guitar)
      Album: Nat King Cole - After Midnight (Recordno: 724352008728), Capitol Jazz, 724352008728
      Duration: 3:07
    • 22:50
      Title: Daphnis Et Chloe (5th Movement) - Danse Lente Et Mysterieuse
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Ravel : Daphnis et Chloe / Bolero / Pavanne - LSO /Gergiev, LSO Live, LSO0693
      Duration: 5:17
    • 22:55
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Cello (3rd Movement) Lent
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Marcia Crayford (Violin)
      Performer(s): Marcia Crayford (Violin), Christopher Van Kampen (Cello)
      Album: Chamber Music: Debussy / Ravel, Virgin Classics, 724356142725
      Duration: 5:53
    • 23:03
      Title: O Que Foi Que Aconteceu
      Composer: Brito, Toze
      Performer(s): Ana Moura (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Ana Moura (Vocal), Jose Manuel Neto (Portuguese Guitar), Jorge Fernando (Spanish Guitar)
      Album: Aconteceu, World Village, 468053
      Duration: 3:39
    • 23:07
      Title: Con Rumbo Al Carnival (On The Way To The Carnival)
      Composer: Martín, Juan
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Guitar)
      Album: Solo - Juan Martin, Flamenco Visions, FV12
      Duration: 3:23
    • 23:11
      Title: Our Song
      Composer: Pepper, Art
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone), Stanley Cowell (Piano), Howard Roberts (Guitar), Cecil Mcbee (Bass), Carl Burnett (Drums)
      Album: Winter Moon, Galaxy, OJCCD-677-2
      Duration: 5:32
    • 23:17
      Title: Guess I'Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry -- Guess I'Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
      Composer: Cahn, Sammy/Styne, Jule
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra, Tony Mottola (Guitar), Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
      Album: Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely ~~ PD AR, Capitol, 72434 94756 2 5
      Duration: 4:02
    • 23:21
      Title: Fall
      Composer: Saariaho, Kaija
      Performer(s): Cliona Doris (Harp)
      Performer(s): Cliona Doris (Harp)
      Album: Mirrors of Earth: Soundtrack, Dublin Sound Lab, Dublin Sound Lab Promo
      Duration: 5:27
    • 23:27
      Title: The Red Violin
      Composer: Corigliano, John
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin)
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: The Red Violin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Recordno: Sk30101), Sony, Sk30101
      Duration: 1:33
    • 23:28
      Title: The Mission - Gabriels Oboe
      Composer: Morricone
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma
      Album: Yo-yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone, Sony Classical, SK 93456
      Duration: 3:11
    • 23:34
      Title: Rhubarb
      Composer: Aphex Twin
      Performer(s): Aphex Twin (Richard D. James)
      Performer(s): Aphex Twin (Richard D. James)
      Album: Selected Ambient Works 1, Warp Records
      Duration: 7:44
    • 23:42
      Title: Dance Me To The End Of Love
      Composer: Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Nick Smart (Trumpet), Dave Whitford (Bass)
      Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep, Trail Belle Records, TBR03
      Duration: 5:53
    • 23:48
      Title: La Dama De Mallorca
      Composer: Trad Arr No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Album: Waiting for the Tide, WHRL, WHRL 0016
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:07
      Title: Gospel
      Composer: Hedges, Michael
      Performer(s): Michael Hedges (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Michael Hedges (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond Boundaries Guitar Solos - Michael Hedges, Windham Hill, 01934 11612 2
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:12
      Title: Light Flight -- Light Flight
      Composer: Jansch/ Renbourn / Cox / Mcshee/ Thompson
      Performer(s): Méav
      Performer(s): Méav
      Album: Méav: The Calling, Warner Music, 2564645669
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:15
      Title: A Maid In Bedlam
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): John Renbourn (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Renbourn (Guitar)
      Album: A Maid In Bedlam, Shanachie, 79004
      Duration: 3:57
    • 00:19
      Title: Lazy Afternoon
      Composer: Latouche / Moross
      Performer(s): Grant Green (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Grant Green (Guitar), Bobby Hutcherson (Vibes), Larry Young (Organ), Elvin Jones (Drums)
      Album: Street of Dreams, Blue Note, 7243 8 21290 2 8
      Duration: 7:45
    • 00:28
      Title: Cradle Song -- Kinderlight
      Composer: York, Andrew
      Performer(s): Andrew York (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Andrew York (Guitar)
      Album: Andrew York: Hauser Sessions, Majian Music, MM001CD
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:39
      Title: Whistle
      Composer: Sickafoose, Todd
      Performer(s): Todd Sickafoose (Bass, Piano, Wurlitzer, Various Perc, Accordian Through A Leslie)
      Performer(s): Todd Sickafoose (Bass, Piano, Wurlitzer, Various Perc, Accordian Through A Leslie), Andrew Bird (Violin, Looping, Whistling)
      Album: Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors (Recordno: CG138), Cryptogramophone, CG138
      Duration: 3:29
    • 00:42
      Title: Shepherd
      Composer: Mitchell, Anais
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitar), Chris Thile (Mandolin), Andrew Berger (Drums), Todd Sickafoose (Piano, Electric And Acoustic Bass), Brandon Seabrook (Banjo, Electric Guitar, Tape Noise)
      Album: Anais Mitchell: Young Man in America, Wilderland Records, Promo Copy
      Duration: 5:33
    • 00:49
      Title: String Thing
      Composer: Abercrombie
      Performer(s): John Abercrombie (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Abercrombie (Guitar), Mark Feldman (Violin); Joey Baron (Drums); Marc Johnson (Bass)
      Album: Cat 'n' Mouse, ECM, 17700140012
      Duration: 4:02
    • 00:53
      Title: How Long Blues
      Composer: Carr, Leroy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Witherspoon (Vocals), Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Witherspoon (Vocals), Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Saxophone), Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Leroy Vinnegar (Bass), Mel Lewis (Drums)
      Album: The 'Spoon Concerts, Fantasy, FCD-24701-2
      Duration: 3:25
    • 00:57
      Title: Tracing The Outline (1st Movement)
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): Matthew Barley (Cello)
      Performer(s): Matthew Barley (Cello)
      Album: Constant Filter, Signum Classics, SIGCD207
      Duration: 2:53

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