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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 20 June 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    We sample the wide-ranging creativity of Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, pianist, composer, musicologist and Professor of Music at the University of Limerick all this week on Blue

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:15
      Title: The Plains Of Boyle (Magh Luirg)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano)
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano)
      Album: The Dolphin's Way (Recordno: Cdve1) ~~ R006102, Venture, Cdve1
      Duration: 3:22
    • 22:44
      Title: Come Together
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Park Stickney (Harp)
      Performer(s): Park Stickney (Harp), Darren Solomon (Bass); Rich Rosenzweig (Drums)
      Album: Action Harp Play Set, Overdressed Late Guy Productions, OLGP -04
      Duration: 6:48
    • 22:51
      Title: Sehnsucht (Longing)
      Composer: Beckmann, Richard
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone), Christoph Israel (Piano)
      Album: Fundstucke, ES-DUR, ES 2047
      Duration: 3:53
    • 22:55
      Title: String Quartet No. 3 (Vi) Mishima/Closing
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass, Orange Mountain Music/Music Network, OMM 0092
      Duration: 3:39
    • 23:00
      Title: Lungs
      Composer: Smith, John
      Performer(s): John Smith (Guitar And Vocals)
      Performer(s): John Smith (Guitar And Vocals), Lisa Hannigan(Backing Vocals)
      Album: Great Lakes
      Duration: 4:24
    • 23:05
      Title: Mike's Fancy
      Composer: Durack, Austin
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Guitar)
      Album: Fingerpicker, Austin Durack, AMD006
      Duration: 2:06
    • 23:07
      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
    • 23:15
      Title: Dun Do Shuil
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Altan
      Album: Local Ground - Altan, Vertical, VERTCD069
      Duration: 3:56
    • 23:20
      Title: Bags & Trane
      Composer: Jackson, Milt
      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: 7:22
    • 23:28
      Title: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Intermezzo : Adagio
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Valentina Lisitsa (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Rachmaninov The Piano Concertos : Valentina Lisitsa : LSO/Francis, Decca, 4784890
      Duration: 10:25
    • 23:40
      Title: The Egg Man / The Fight Of The Taruru
      Composer: Parfitt-Murray, Hal / Busk, Nikolaj
      Performer(s): Hal Parfitt-Murray (Violin, Viola)
      Performer(s): Hal Parfitt-Murray (Violin, Viola), Nikolaj Busk (Piano, Glockenspiel)
      Album: Music From the Edge of the World, Go Folk, GO0312
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:44
      Title: Home Thoughts From Abroad
      Composer: Ward, Clifford
      Performer(s): Clifford T. Ward (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Clifford T. Ward (Vocals)
      Album: Acoustic Songbook, EMI, 7243 8 75356 2 6 VIDCD 673
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:47
      Title: Coincidence
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Vocals)
      Album: Bigger Than Home (Recordno: SWR 52/13), www.sessionworkrec.com, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 3:52
    • 23:52
      Title: The Real
      Composer: Eno, Brian/Holland, Rick
      Performer(s): Brian Eno
      Performer(s): Brian Eno
      Album: Drums Between the Bells (Bonus Track Version), Warp Records, WARP214
      Duration: 6:54
    • 23:59
      Title: Ballad Impromptu
      Composer: Broadbent, Alan
      Performer(s): Alan Broadbent Trio
      Performer(s): Alan Broadbent Trio, Alan Broadbent (Piano), Putter Smith (Bass), Joe Labarbera (Drums)
      Album: Personal Standards, Concord Jazz, CCD-4757-2
      Duration: 6:01
    • 00:18
      Title: 2:45 Am
      Composer: Smith
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Album: Either/or, Domino, WIGCD51
      Duration: 3:14
    • 00:21
      Title: The Beekeeper
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocals)
      Album: The Beekeeper, Epic, EPC 516425 9
      Duration: 6:50
    • 00:28
      Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart
      Composer: Hook/ Curtis/ Sumner/ Morris
      Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocals), Morton Qvenild (Keyboards Etc.)
      Album: Susanna and the Magical Orchestra: Melody Mountain, Rune Grammofon, RCD2057
      Duration: 5:08
    • 00:45
      Title: And The Willow Tree Smiled
      Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne
      Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp)
      Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp), Saskia Laroo (Trumpet)
      Album: Ek is Eik: Anne Vanschothorst Harp + Bass + Percussion + Trumpet + Viola da Gamba, Big Round Records, BR893Z
      Duration: 4:57
    • 00:54
      Title: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
      Composer: Webb, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond the Missouri Sky ~~ E248406, Verve, 537130-2
      Duration: 4:05

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