The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    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 Saturday 19 July 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Julian Bream fell in love with the guitar aged nine on hearing Django Reinhardt; he's 81 this week - we honour him on Blue with selections from his varied catalogue.

    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

    • 22:06
      Title: Serenata
      Composer: Malats, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Spanish Guitar Recital, BMG, 74321680162
      Duration: 4:01
    • 22:10
      Title: Electric Counterpoint
      Composer: Reich, Steve
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Album: Crossing The Stone, Sony, SK87320
      Duration: 4:22
    • 22:15
      Title: The Customs Of The Age Disturbed
      Composer: Leon, Craig
      Performer(s): Craig Leon (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Craig Leon (All Instruments)
      Album: Early Electronic Works - Nommos, Visiting, Aparté, AP083
      Duration: 7:44
    • 22:25
      Title: Prayer Of St. Gregory
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Koch, 372212h1
      Duration: 4:43
    • 22:32
      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
    • 22:37
      Title: Spanish Harlem
      Composer: Lieber/Spector
      Performer(s): Rebecca Pidgeon (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Rebecca Pidgeon (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: The Raven, Chesky, JD 115
      Duration: 3:35
    • 22:42
      Title: Gillian
      Composer: Brun, Ane
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals)
      Album: Songs 2003 - 2013 (Recordno: DEMPRCD13), Balloon Ranger Recordings, DEMPRCD13
      Duration: 3:29
    • 22:46
      Title: April The 14th Part 1
      Composer: Welch / Rawlings
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar), David Rawlings (Guitar)
      Album: Time (The Revelator), Acony Records, ACNY-0103
      Duration: 5:10
    • 22:51
      Title: Cavatina
      Composer: Myers, Stanley
      Performer(s): Robert Bonfiglio (Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Robert Bonfiglio (Harmonica), Michael Newman (Guitar)
      Album: Bonfiglio Romances, BMG, Hhcd1001
      Duration: 3:31
    • 22:55
      Title: O, Comforter
      Composer: Knaifel, Alexander
      Performer(s): Celli Monighetti
      Performer(s): Celli Monighetti
      Album: Metamorphoses, Louth Contemporary Music Society, LCMS1202
      Duration: 5:20
    • 23:02
      Title: Veinte Anos
      Composer: Vera, Maria Teresa
      Performer(s): Buena Vista Social Club
      Performer(s): Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo (Vocals)
      Album: Buena Vista Social Club (Recordno WCD050), World Circuit, WCD050
      Duration: 3:31
    • 23:05
      Title: Prelude In E Minor
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chucho Valdes (Piano)
      Performer(s): Chucho Valdes (Piano)
      Album: Fantasia Cubana - Chucho Valdes, Blue Note Records, 57189
      Duration: 4:30
    • 23:10
      Title: Wolfcry
      Composer: Porter, Gregory
      Performer(s): Gregory Porter (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chip Crawford (Piano)
      Album: Liquid Spirit, Blue Note / Universal, 0602537410538
      Duration: 4:10
    • 23:15
      Title: Strange Weirdos
      Composer: Wainwright, Loudon
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright Tiii (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright Tiii (Vocal, Guitar), Jebin Bruni (Piano), The Section Quartet
      Album: Strange Weirdos - Music From And Inspired By The Film "Knocked Up" (Recordno: 0888072303010), rsal Music (UK) Limited
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:19
      Title: The Swimming Song
      Composer: Wainwright, Loudon
      Performer(s): Nicky Schrire (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Nicky Schrire (Vocals), Nick Paul (Piano), Sam Anning (Bass), Jake Goldbas (Drrums, Perc), Brian Adler (Perc)
      Album: Freedom Flight, Circavision Productions, CDP884-2
      Duration: 3:09
    • 23:22
      Title: Poor Mum
      Composer: Drake, Molly
      Performer(s): Molly Drake (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Molly Drake (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Family Tree (Recordno: 1734041), Island Records, 1734041
      Duration: 1:38
    • 23:25
      Title: Within A Painting
      Composer: Joseph, Bradley
      Performer(s): Bradley Joseph (Piano)
      Performer(s): Bradley Joseph (Piano)
      Album: The Journey Continues... (Recordno: TJC-5D), Robbins Island Music, TJC-5D
      Duration: 5:25
    • 23:31
      Title: Tabula Rasa - Silentium
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Leslie Hatfield (Violin)
      Performer(s): Leslie Hatfield (Violin), Rebecca Hirsch (Violin), Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Part - Tabula Rasa..., Naxos, 8.554591
      Duration: 14:41
    • 23:46
      Title: Listening Wind
      Composer: Byrne / Eno
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel
      Performer(s): Peter Gabriel
      Album: Scratch My Back (Special Edition), Real World, PGCDX 12
      Duration: 4:20
    • 23:52
      Title: The Broken Lyre
      Composer: Hackett, Steve
      Performer(s): Steve Hackett (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Steve Hackett (Guitar), The Underworld Orchestra
      Album: Metamorpheus - Steve Hackett and the Underworld Orchestra, Camino Records, CAMCD35
      Duration: 3:17
    • 23:56
      Title: Spring Is Here
      Composer: Rodgers / Hart
      Performer(s): Cannonball Adderley (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Cannonball Adderley (Alto Sax), Nat Adderley (Cornet), Junior Mance (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass), Jimmy Cobb (Drums)
      Album: Somethin' Else, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27212
      Duration: 3:48
    • 00:07
      Title: The House Of Memories
      Composer: Dupont, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Marie-Catherine Girod (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marie-Catherine Girod (Piano)
      Album: Gabriel Dupont - Poeme, Les Heures Dolentes, Journée De Printemps, Mirare, MIR 238
      Duration: 2:48
    • 00:10
      Title: Poem (2nd Movement) Light And Calm
      Composer: Dupont, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Marie-Catherine Girod (Piano)
      Performer(s): Prazak Quartet
      Album: Gabriel Dupont - Poeme, Les Heures Dolentes, Journée De Printemps, Mirare, MIR 238
      Duration: 5:31
    • 00:16
      Title: Wild Horses
      Composer: Jagger / Richards
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals), Morten Qvenild (Piano, Various Instruments)
      Album: Antologie - Solveig Slettahjell, Jazzland, 602527785349
      Duration: 6:01
    • 00:22
      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
    • 00:27
      Title: Mallorca
      Composer: Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Spanish Guitar Recital ~~ D361701, RCA Victor, 74321680162
      Duration: 7:23
    • 00:36
      Title: Suite
      Composer: Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (Double Bass), Jarle Vspestad (Drums)
      Album: The Well - Tord Gustavsen Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2237 278 58
      Duration: 8:22
    • 00:44
      Title: Silent Spaces
      Composer: Gustavsen, Tord
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (Double Bass), Jarle Vespestad (Drums)
      Album: Extended Circle - Tord Gustavsen Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2358 376 0239
      Duration: 3:33
    • 00:53
      Title: Impro 11 - Sense For Sorroll
      Composer: Savall, Ferran
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Impro, Alia Vox, AVSA9906
      Duration: 4:20

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