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 Friday 6 June 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Berlin-based Agnes Obel is from Denmark originally. This week, we feature songs and instrumentals from the albums she's recorded to date, including the late 2013 release Aventine.

    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

    • 22:22
      Title: Unsquare Dance -- Unsquare Dance
      Composer: Brubeck, Dave
      Performer(s): Dave Brubeck (Piano)
      Performer(s): Dave Brubeck (Piano), The Dave Brubeck Quartet
      Album: Dave Brubeck - Legacy of A Legend, Columbia/Legacy, 88697805632
      Duration: 2:02
    • 22:24
      Title: Stay Of Execution
      Composer: Roche, Cian
      Performer(s): Subject Is Five
      Performer(s): Subject Is Five
      Album: Fugue State, Angry Swan Records, AS01CD
      Duration: 3:31
    • 22:42
      Title: Masquerade (Suite From The Drama) - Romance
      Composer: Khachaturian, Aram
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Khachaturian - Spartacus (Suite No.4) / Masquerade / Circus / Dance Suite, NAXOS, 8.550802
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:46
      Title: Dolphin Dance
      Composer: Hancock, Herbie
      Performer(s): Herbie Hancock (Piano), Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Herbie Hancock (Piano), Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), George Coleman (Tenor Saxophone), Ron Carter (Bass), Tony Williams (Drums)
      Album: Maiden Voyage, Blue Note, 7243 4 95331 2 7
      Duration: 9:16
    • 22:55
      Title: Fillingpolka
      Composer: Ulvsand, Jens
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Jens Ulvsand (Gtr, Bouzouki, Vcls), Nicolaj Buck (All Keys, Vcls), Kristine Heeball (Vln, Vcls)
      Album: Trio Mio: Love & Cigars, Go Danis Folk Music, GOO111
      Duration: 5:22
    • 23:02
      Title: Gnossienne # 1
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Album: Mysterious Boundaries, Greentrax Recordings, CDTRAX 376
      Duration: 4:00
    • 23:06
      Title: Gymnopedie No.3
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar), Csfr State Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Chill with Satie, NAXOS, 8556781
      Duration: 2:21
    • 23:09
      Title: Quiet Steps
      Composer: Lindgren, Lasse
      Performer(s): Olavi Louhivuori (Drums, Keyboards), Lasse Lindgren (Bass, Synths)
      Performer(s): Olavi Louhivuori (Drums, Keyboards), Lasse Lindgren (Bass, Synths), Oddarang
      Album: In Cinema, Edition Records, EDN1046
      Duration: 5:25
    • 23:14
      Title: Eden-1
      Composer: Miyake, Jun
      Performer(s): Jun Miyake (Samples), Vincent Segal (Cellos), Ayako Tanaka (Violins)
      Performer(s): Jun Miyake (Samples), Vincent Segal (Cellos), Ayako Tanaka (Violins), Manuel Marches (Bass), Dairo Miyamoto (Flute), Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion)
      Album: Lost Memory Theatre - Act 1, yellowbird, yeb-7736 2
      Duration: 4:22
    • 23:19
      Title: Willie's Lady (Child 6)
      Composer: Trad Adapted Sir Francis James Child
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Vocals, Guitars), Jefferson Hamer (Vocals, Guitar); Viktor Krauss (Bass); Tim Lauer (Accordion); Brittany Haas (Fiddle)
      Album: Child Ballads, Wilderland Records, Wilder002
      Duration: 6:18
    • 23:33
      Title: String Quartet In C (2nd Movement) Poco Adagio, Cantabile
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kodaly Quartet
      Album: Haydn (Recordno: 8.550314) ~~ H525510, Naxos, 8.550314
      Duration: 7:59
    • 23:55
      Title: Half The World
      Composer: Buchanan
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan
      Album: Mid Air, Newsroom Records, ROOM01
      Duration: 2:49
    • 23:57
      Title: Stairway To The Stars
      Composer: Malneck / Signorelli / Parish
      Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Saxophone), Milt Jackson (Vibes)
      Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Saxophone), Milt Jackson (Vibes), Hank Jones (Piano), Paul Chambers (Bass), Connie Kay (Drums)
      Album: Bags & Trane, Atlantic Masters, 81227 3685-2
      Duration: 3:30
    • 00:18
      Title: Mercy Street
      Composer: Gabriel, Peter
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal), Ane Brun (Vocal), New Blood Orchestra
      Album: New Blood - Peter Gabriel (Recordno: 099967 915620), Real World, 099967 915620
      Duration: 5:59
    • 00:24
      Title: Drinkin' Gourd
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Eric Bibb (Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Kalimba)
      Performer(s): Eric Bibb (Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Kalimba), Glenn Scott (Wurlitzer, Cymbals, Djembe)
      Album: Jericho Road, Dixie Frog, DFGCD 8750
      Duration: 3:03
    • 00:28
      Title: Prelude To A Kiss
      Composer: Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guitar), John Simmons (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)
      Album: Music For Torching / Velvet Mood, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27317
      Duration: 5:33
    • 00:42
      Title: Agnus Dei (Adagio For Strings)
      Composer: Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): Arietha Lockhart (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Arietha Lockhart (Soprano), Robert Shaw Festival Singers
      Album: The Best Of Barber, Telarc, CD-80632
      Duration: 10:58
    • 00:54
      Title: The Last Time I Saw Richard
      Composer: Mitchell
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal / Piano)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal / Piano)
      Album: Blue, Delphi
      Duration: 4:16

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