The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    May 24. Trio Mediaeval's latest recording is a collection of polyphony from Iceland to Italy; it's named "Aquilonis", in honour of the North Wind. Hear a selection from the CD on tonight's BLUE. We'll also listen to 3 samples of contemporary jazz from Estonia; the father and son pairing of Tom and Ben Paley; Argentinian guitarist Pablo Márquez; young jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock (who'll be teaching and performing in Sligo this summer); more from the pen of Bob Dylan (see BLUE TUNES, below); solo piano music by Arnold Schoenberg (pictured); and American sax-player Harry Allen, recorded in the company of the Jan Lundgren Quartet. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 22 August 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Throughout his life Debussy created musical settings of texts by poets Verlaine, Mallarmé and Baudelaire. The Songs of Claude Debussy under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -


    Brian Eno: May 18th - 24th

    Bob Dylan celebrates his 74th birthday this week. His most recent release was an album of covers from the Sinatra discography. As a birthday tribute, we shine the spotlight on Dylan covers by others. Sadly there’s none from Ol’ Blue Eyes but there is plenty of choice, from Nico to Nickel Creek; Susanna and the Magical Orchestra to Martin Simpson; Joan Baez to Jeff Buckley. Dylan by others, all this week on The Blue of the Night...

    Elina Duni: May 25th - 31st

    “One of the fascinating things about music of the Balkans… is the idea that the pain has to be sung”. On her new album, “Dallendyshe” (“The Swallow”), Tirana-born, Swiss-raised, Elina Duni interprets songs of love and exile backed by her piano trio. Hear nightly selections, from Monday to Sunday.…  


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: On The Campagna
      Composer: Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): Staatskapelle Dresden
      Performer(s): Staatskapelle Dresden
      Album: Don Juan, Aus Italien, Don Quixote - Disc 1, Sony Classical, 88697435542
      Duration: 9:46
    • 22:14
      Title: Ceremonial
      Composer: Bjornstad, Ketil
      Performer(s): Ketil Bjornstad (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Ketil Bjornstad (Keyboards)
      Album: Ophelia's Arrival / Minotauros, Grappa, GRCD4414
      Duration: 6:00
    • 22:20
      Title: Fastan
      Composer: Saether, Eva
      Performer(s): Mats Edén (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Mats Edén (Fiddle), Groupa
      Album: Swedish Folk Music 1970 - 1990, Arsringar, MNWCD 194 - 195
      Duration: 2:51
    • 22:23
      Title: Lappfjard
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Maria Kalaniemi (Accordian)
      Performer(s): Maria Kalaniemi (Accordian), Timo Alakotila (Piano)
      Album: Nordic Nights: A Late Junction Compilation, BBC, BBCLJ30062
      Duration: 2:38
    • 22:26
      Title: Voici Que Le Printemps
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
      Album: Forgotten Songs, Sony, Sk67190
      Duration: 2:22
    • 22:30
      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
    • 22:39
      Title: Two Sentimental Romances - I. Andantino In A Major
      Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm
      Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin), Swedish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Swedish Romantic Violin Concertos, Naxos, 8.554287
      Duration: 6:47
    • 22:46
      Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (1st Movement) Adagio - Con Moto
      Composer: Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Arcadia Quartet
      Performer(s): Ana Torok, Rasvan Dumitru (Violins), Traian Boala (Viola), Zsolt Torok (Cello)
      Album: Janacek - The Two String Quartets - Arcadia Quartet, Orchid Classics, ORC100036
      Duration: 4:13
    • 22:51
      Title: Wrong Doing Woman
      Composer: Hooker, John Lee
      Performer(s): Buddy Guy (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Buddy Guy (Vocals, Guitar), Junior Wells (Harmonica)
      Album: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: Alone and Acoustic, Alligator Records, ALCD 4802
      Duration: 2:59
    • 22:53
      Title: Tam Lin (Child 39)
      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: 6:46
    • 23:01
      Title: Heroes Symphony - Neukoln
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Glass: Heroes Symphony, The Light, Naxos, 8.559325
      Duration: 6:49
    • 23:08
      Title: Un Grand Sommeil Noir
      Composer: Varese, Edgarde
      Performer(s): Mirelle Delunsch (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Mirelle Delunsch (Soprano), Francois Kerdoncuff (Piano), Asko Ensemble
      Album: Varese - The Complete Works (2-CD), Decca, 460 208-2
      Duration: 2:50
    • 23:13
      Title: Boy Child
      Composer: Engel, Noel Scott
      Performer(s): Scott Walker (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Scott Walker (Vocals)
      Album: Scott 4, Fontana, 510 882-2
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:16
      Title: A Mother's Cry
      Composer: Whitaker, Rodney
      Performer(s): Rodney Whitaker (Bass), Bruce Barth (Piano)
      Performer(s): Antonio Hart (Saxophones), Gregory Hutchinson (Drums)
      Album: When We Find Ourselves Alone, Mack Avenue Records, MAC1088
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:22
      Title: Scarlet Town
      Composer: Welch / Rawlings
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica), David Rawlings (Vocal, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica)
      Album: The Harrow & The Harvest, Acony, 5052498671724
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:26
      Title: Infancia
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Chango Spasiuk (Accordian)
      Performer(s): Chango Spasiuk (Accordian), Marcos Villalba (Guitar & Perc), Victor Reneaudeu (Violin), Heleen De Jong (Cello)
      Album: Pynandí Los Descalzos, World Village, WVU713
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:30
      Title: Farruca Martín (Martin's Farruca)
      Composer: Martín, Juan
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Guitar)
      Album: Solo - Juan Martin, Flamenco Visions, FV12
      Duration: 5:03
    • 23:38
      Title: La Mer (1st Movement) - De L'Aube A Midi Sur La Mer (Tres Lent)
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Debussy La Mer/ Jeux etc. - Valery Gergiev/ LSO, LSO Records, LSO0692
      Duration: 10:00
    • 23:50
      Title: Heartbreak Hotel
      Composer: Axton / Durden / Presley
      Performer(s): Martin Carthy (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Martin Carthy (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Signs Of Life, Union Square Music, TSCD503
      Duration: 2:42
    • 23:52
      Title: Mohair
      Composer: Carthy, Eliza
      Performer(s): Eliza Carthy (Vocals, Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Eliza Carthy (Vocals, Fiddle), The Ratcatchers
      Album: Rough Music, Topic, TSCD554
      Duration: 3:01
    • 23:56
      Title: Krunk (The Crane)
      Composer: Komitas
      Performer(s): Tigran Mansurian (Vocals & Piano)
      Performer(s): Tigran Mansurian (Vocals & Piano)
      Album: Music of Tigran Mansurian and Komitas, ECM, ECM 1754
      Duration: 2:23
    • 23:58
      Title: Eye Djama
      Composer: Keita, Mamani
      Performer(s): Mamani Keita (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mamani Keita (Vocals), Deli Moussa Kouyate (Guitar), Nicolas Repac (Samples, Guitars, Udu)
      Album: Mamani Keita: Yelema, No Format, 983 847 9
      Duration: 5:07
    • 00:04
      Title: I'M Sorry
      Composer: Marshall, Dominic
      Performer(s): Dominic Marshall (Piano)
      Performer(s): Tobias Nijboer (Dbl Bass), Jamie Peet (Drums)
      Album: Spirit Speech, Origin Records, ORIGIN 82659
      Duration: 3:34
    • 00:08
      Title: Sonata For Arpeggione & Piano In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Album: Schubert - Sonate Arpeggione, Naive, NC 40021
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:12
      Title: Pater Noster
      Composer: Di Lasso, Orlando
      Performer(s): Currende
      Performer(s): Concerto Palatino, Currende
      Album: Orlando di Lasso - Motets, Christophorus Records, CHE 0192-2
      Duration: 3:30
    • 00:16
      Title: A Tune For Frankie/ An Phis Fliuch
      Composer: Ni Mahaonaigh/ Trad
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)
      Album: Pourquoi Quebec?, Greentrax, Cdtrax151
      Duration: 5:14
    • 00:22
      Title: For All We Know
      Composer: Coots / Lewis
      Performer(s): Elvira Nikolaisen (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Andreas Ulvo (Keyboards), Mathias Eick (Bass, Piano)
      Album: I Concentrate on You, Grappa, GRCD4425
      Duration: 4:12
    • 00:28
      Title: From The Beginning
      Composer: Lake, Greg
      Performer(s): Greg Lake (Vocals, Guitars, Bass)
      Performer(s): Greg Lake (Vocals, Guitars, Bass), Keith Emerson (Piano, Keyboards), Carl Palmer (Drums)
      Album: The Atlantic Years - ELP, Atlantic Records, 7567-82403-2
      Duration: 4:14
    • 00:32
      Title: Your Song
      Composer: Walsh, Kate
      Performer(s): Kate Walsh (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Walsh (Vocals), Tim Bidwell (Guitars, Vocals), Pat West (Drums), Mike Siddell (Strings), Martin Hurley, Simon Little
      Album: Tim's House - Kate Walsh, Blueberry Pie Records, 1736468
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:36
      Title: Imagine
      Composer: Lennon, John
      Performer(s): The Source
      Performer(s): Ine Hoem (Vocal)
      Album: The Source: Of Summer (2-CD), Grappa, GRCD 4416
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:41
      Title: All Love
      Composer: Reinhardt, B. / Aimée
      Performer(s): Cyrille Aimée (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Michael Valeanu, Adrien Moignard (Guitars), Et Al
      Album: It's a Good Day, Mack Avenue, MAC 1087
      Duration: 3:03
    • 00:46
      Title: Book 3 - Prelude 7
      Composer: Runswick, Daryl
      Performer(s): Aleksander Szram (Piano)
      Performer(s): Aleksander Szram (Piano)
      Album: Daryl Runswick - Scafra Preludes, Dazzle Music, DZ 6006
      Duration: 7:14

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