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 "Greensleves" played by California Guitar Trio. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 6 July 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Born on July 4, Stephen Foster is under the Blue spotlight. This week we honour the "father of American music "with a variety of artists and interpretations.

    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

    • 22:04
      Title: Amor Afoito
      Performer(s): Ana Moura (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Ana Moura (Vocals)
      Album: Songlines Top of the World CD92, Songlines magazine, STWCD68
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:08
      Title: Gambang Suling
      Composer: Saboo, Ki Narto
      Performer(s): Oran Etkin (Bass Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Lionel Loueke (Guitar), Curtis Fowlkes (Trombone), Ben Allison (Bass), Nasheet Waits (Driums)
      Album: Gathering Light, Motema, 233033
      Duration: 3:06
    • 22:11
      Title: Stromness
      Composer: Bertelmann, Volker
      Performer(s): Hauschka
      Performer(s): Hauschka
      Album: Abandoned City, City Slang, SLANG50060
      Duration: 5:34
    • 22:18
      Title: Piano Sonata No.15 In D Major (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas Vol.4, ECM, 476 5875
      Duration: 6:58
    • 22:26
      Title: Spirit
      Composer: Hiromi
      Performer(s): Hiromi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anthony Jackson (Bass), Simon Phillips (Drums)
      Album: Alive, Telarc, TEL-35307-02
      Duration: 8:15
    • 22:35
      Title: Black Waterside
      Composer: Jansch, Bert
      Performer(s): Bert Jansch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bert Jansch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Acoustic Songbook, EMI, 7243 8 75356 2 6 VIDCD 673
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:39
      Title: No Surprises
      Composer: Radiohead
      Performer(s): Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
      Album: Hold Me To This - Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead, World Village, 468034
      Duration: 3:26
    • 22:42
      Title: You've Changed
      Composer: Carey / Fischer
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)
      Album: The Best Of The 50s And 60s (Disc 4), Columbia Jazz, C4K 91247
      Duration: 3:19
    • 22:46
      Title: Serenade In G (2nd Movement) Andante Expressivo
      Composer: Wiren, Dag
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta
      Album: Scandinavian String Music, Naxos, 8.553106
      Duration: 4:03
    • 22:50
      Title: Piano Concerto (2nd Movement) Adagio Misterioso
      Composer: Yashiro, Akio
      Performer(s): Hiromi Okada (Piano)
      Performer(s): Hiromi Okada (Piano), Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Akio Yashiro - Piano Concerto, Symphony, Naxos, 8.555351
      Duration: 7:32
    • 22:59
      Title: The Bard Of Armagh
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute)
      Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute), Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp)
      Album: Irish Melodies - William Dowdall (Recordno: 13254-2), Celestial Harmonies, 13254-2
      Duration: 3:50
    • 23:03
      Title: Medina Ii
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Violin)
      Album: Bigger Than Home (Recordno: SWR 52/13),, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 5:08
    • 23:08
      Title: Quiet Page
      Composer: Miyake, Jun
      Performer(s): Jun Miyake (Piano, Flugelhorn, Samples)
      Performer(s): Jun Miyake (Piano, Flugelhorn, Samples)
      Album: Lost Memory Theatre - Act 1 (Recordno: yeb-7736 2), yellowbird, yeb-7736 2
      Duration: 2:29
    • 23:11
      Title: Antartica
      Composer: Coldrick, Pat
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Album: City Jam
      Duration: 6:10
    • 23:18
      Title: Milonga En Re
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Gregory Harrington (Violin)
      Performer(s): Gregory Harrington (Violin), William Lewis (Piano)
      Album: Reflections - Gregory Harrington, Estile Records, 783707248905
      Duration: 4:23
    • 23:23
      Title: Threnos
      Composer: Tavener, John
      Performer(s): Natalie Clein (Cello)
      Performer(s): Natalie Clein (Cello)
      Album: Essential Tavener, Decca, 478 6424
      Duration: 5:50
    • 23:30
      Title: Please Please Me
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Wyckham Porteous (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
      Performer(s): Wyckham Porteous (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), John Ellis (Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo), Rob Becker (Bass), Steven Drake (Guitar, Keyboards)
      Album: 3 AM - Wyckham Porteous (Recordno: CBR-0352), Cordova Bay, CBR-0352
      Duration: 3:37
    • 23:33
      Title: The Banks Of Claudy
      Performer(s): Kate Burke (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Burke (Vocals), Ruth Hazelton (Guitar, Banjo)
      Album: Song Links, Fellside Recordings, FECD176D
      Duration: 4:39
    • 23:38
      Title: Broken Butterflies
      Composer: Williams, Lucinda
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals), Bo Ramsey (El Guitar), Charlie Sexton (Rhythm Gtr), David Mansfield (Vln), Tony Garnier (Bs), Jim Keltner (Dms)
      Album: Essence, Lost Highway, 170 197-2
      Duration: 5:40
    • 23:45
      Title: Lonely House -- From "Street Scene"
      Composer: Hughes / Weill
      Performer(s): Betty Carter (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Betty Carter (Vocals)
      Album: September Songs - Various, Sony Classical, SK 63046
      Duration: 7:31
    • 23:52
      Title: Sonata For Piano And Cello (3rd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Alkan, Charles-Valentin
      Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
      Performer(s): Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
      Album: Alkan Sonata for cello and piano; Liszt Works for cello and piano, Harmonia Mundi, HMA 1951758
      Duration: 9:52
    • 00:06
      Title: Cuba Street
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Album: John Metcalfe: Scorching Bay (Recordno: Bbm1082/1) ~~ H737009, Black Box, Bbm1082/1
      Duration: 6:25
    • 00:10
      Title: Je Voudrais
      Composer: Ithier, Hubert
      Performer(s): Imani Winds
      Performer(s): Imani Winds, Imani Winds, Rene Marie (Vocals), Joseph Tompkins (Percussion)
      Album: Josephine Baker - A Life of le Jazz Hot!, KOCH International Classics, KIC-CD-7696
      Duration: 3:24
    • 00:13
      Title: Slumber My Darling
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocal), Edgar Meyer (Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O Connor (Violin)
      Album: Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology ~~ CDG03920, Sony Music Entertainment, SK89683
      Duration: 4:52
    • 00:19
      Title: Between The Silent Worlds
      Composer: Bowness / Jurjendal / Saks
      Performer(s): Tim Bowness (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tim Bowness (Vocals), Peter Chilvers (Keyboards, Rhythms), Robert Jurjendal (Guitars), Aleksei Saks (Trumpet)
      Album: Slow Electric, Panegyric, GYRCD005
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:26
      Title: Bora Bora
      Composer: Salvador / Bernard
      Performer(s): Caterina Zapponi (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Yotam Silberstein (Guitar), John Lee (Electric Bass)
      Album: Romantica, Motema, 233851
      Duration: 3:08
    • 00:30
      Title: Etude No.9
      Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heitor
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Johannes Moller (Guitar)
      Album: Johannes Moller - Guitar Recital, Naxos, 8.572715
      Duration: 5:18
    • 00:35
      Title: Cuarteto De Cuerdas No. 2 Op. 15 - Langsam / Andante
      Composer: Zemlinsky, Alexander Von
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vera Martinez Mahner (Vl), Abel Tomas Realp (Vl), Jonathan Brown (Viola), Arnau Tomas Realp (Vlc), Cuarteto Casals
      Album: Debussy / Zemlinsky: Cuartedos de cuerdas - Cuarteto Casals, Harmonia Mundi, HMI 987057
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:41
      Title: The Sub
      Composer: 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Performer(s): 3epkano
      Album: At Land - 3epkano, Smiling Politely Records, SPR002
      Duration: 3:58
    • 00:45
      Title: Paripanki
      Composer: Hayes
      Performer(s): Tommy Hayes(Perc );
      Performer(s): Tommy Hayes(Perc );, Ian Leslie (Sax); Sarah Roche (Vcls), Neil Martin (Cello); Carl Corcoran (Piano)
      Album: Almost Home ~~ PD CC, Hayes/Leslie, OPP4
      Duration: 3:13
    • 00:48
      Title: Limits
      Composer: Coughlan / Hastings / Sinclair / Sinclair
      Performer(s): Pye Hastings (Vocal / Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pye Hastings (Vocal / Guitar), Jimmy Hastings (Flute)
      Album: If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You, Decca, 8829682
      Duration: 1:35
    • 00:50
      Title: In A Sentimental Mood
      Composer: Ellington
      Performer(s): Art Farmer (Flugelhorn)
      Performer(s): Art Farmer (Flugelhorn)
      Album: Foolish Memories, Bellaphon, CDLR45008
      Duration: 7:56

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