The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues by Leo "Bud" Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 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 -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "Memphis Slim" Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    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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