The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    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 Saturday 23 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: Valse Triste
      Composer: Nedbal, Oskar
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Album: RTE Concert Orchestra conducted by Robert Houlihan, RTE Lyric FM
      Duration: 5:18
    • 22:06
      Title: Situacoes Triangulares
      Composer: Almeida, Hernani
      Performer(s): Bau (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Bau (Guitars)
      Album: Café Musique, Lusafrica, 562432
      Duration: 3:44
    • 22:10
      Title: Hermano
      Composer: Quintana / Guastavino
      Performer(s): Ramon Ruiz (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ramon Ruiz (Guitar), Anita 'La Maltesa' (Vocals)
      Album: Flamenco Havana, Naim, NaimCD055
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:13
      Title: Newark Airport 2
      Composer: Lola Perrin
      Performer(s): Lola Perrin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lola Perrin (Piano)
      Album: Fragile Light, World Quarter Music, WQMR00106LP
      Duration: 2:31
    • 22:16
      Title: Bijou The Poodle
      Composer: Pepper, Art
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone), Wynton Kelly (Piano), Conte Candoli (Trumpet), Paul Chambers (Bass), Jimmy Cobb (Drums)
      Album: Gettin' Together, Contemporary Records, OJCC-169-2
      Duration: 6:01
    • 22:23
      Title: Pourtant
      Composer: Chedid / Monnet
      Performer(s): Cyrille Aimée (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Michael Valeanu, Adrien Moignard, Guilherme Monteiro (Guitars), Et Al
      Album: It's a Good Day, Mack Avenue, MAC 1087
      Duration: 3:32
    • 22:27
      Title: Your Move (Acoustic Version)
      Composer: Anderson, Jon
      Performer(s): Steve Howe (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Steve Howe (Guitar), Jon Anderson (Guitar), Chris Squire (Guitar)
      Album: Yes: Live and Solo (Disc 1), Metro Triples, METRTCD812
      Duration: 3:29
    • 22:32
      Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio Sostenuto
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2, Decca, 417702-2
      Duration: 11:56
    • 22:44
      Title: Shipbuilding
      Composer: Costello / Langer
      Performer(s): Robert Wyatt (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Robert Wyatt (Vocal)
      Album: Storytellers, Nectar, NTRCD012
      Duration: 3:05
    • 22:47
      Title: I Want You
      Composer: Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tammy Payne (Vocals), Neil Smith (Gtr), Dan Moore (Hammond), Jim Barr (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)
      Album: Don't Think Twice - Tamco, Edition Records, EDN10222
      Duration: 5:49
    • 22:53
      Title: Almost Blue
      Composer: Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello (Vocal), The Attractions
      Album: The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, Universal, 546 490-2
      Duration: 2:49
    • 22:57
      Title: Armenia
      Composer: Farinha, Quim
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk)
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk), Berroguetto
      Album: Hepta (Recordno: BOA 10002029), Sargadelos, BOA 10002029
      Duration: 3:13
    • 22:59
      Title: Nuit D'Etoiles
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Veronique Gens (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Veronique Gens (Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
      Album: Nuit D'Etoiles, Virgin Classics, 54536021
      Duration: 3:00
    • 23:04
      Title: Iv: Poco Allegretto; Grazioso E Leggiero; Amoroso
      Composer: Rochberg, George
      Performer(s): Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: George Rochberg - Symphony No.5..., Naxos, 8.559115
      Duration: 2:34
    • 23:07
      Title: Vi: Moving Gently
      Composer: Rochberg, George
      Performer(s): Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: George Rochberg - Symphony No.5..., Naxos, 8.559115
      Duration: 2:03
    • 23:08
      Title: Vii: Molto Adagio E Tranquillo; Sereno
      Composer: Rochberg, George
      Performer(s): Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: George Rochberg - Symphony No.5..., Naxos, 8.559115
      Duration: 4:01
    • 23:13
      Title: Justin
      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: 6:59
    • 23:20
      Title: Don't Go To Strangers
      Composer: Kent / Mann / Evans
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals), Serge Merlaud (Guitar), Kevin Axt (Acoustic Bass)
      Album: After Blue, BFM Jazz / Challenge Records, BFM77056
      Duration: 5:56
    • 23:27
      Title: The Birthday Of My Life
      Composer: Ford, Andrew
      Performer(s): Jane Sheldon (Sop) & Genevieve Lang (Harp)
      Performer(s): Jane Sheldon (Sop) & Genevieve Lang (Harp)
      Album: Andrew Ford: Learning to Howl, ABC Classics, 4810188
      Duration: 2:38
    • 23:31
      Title: Sehnsucht
      Composer: Marsh/ Curran
      Performer(s): Peter Marsh (Basses, Lap Steel Guitar, Synth)
      Performer(s): Peter Marsh (Basses, Lap Steel Guitar, Synth), Conor Curran (Live Processing, Electric Guitar)
      Album: Sonnamble: Seven months in E minor, Forwind, FWD01
      Duration: 8:08
    • 23:39
      Title: Day In Spring - Ii: Evening
      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: 5:10
    • 23:45
      Title: Oculi Omnium
      Composer: Di Lasso, Orlando
      Performer(s): Currende
      Performer(s): Concerto Palatino, Currende
      Album: Orlando di Lasso - Motets, Christophorus Records, CHE 0192-2
      Duration: 4:23
    • 23:50
      Title: Wildflower
      Composer: Crow, Sheryl
      Performer(s): Sheryl Crowe (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Sheryl Crowe (Vocals)
      Album: True Acoustic (3-CD), Spectrum, 530 201-2
      Duration: 3:56
    • 23:55
      Title: Within Reach
      Composer: Maupin, Bennie
      Performer(s): Bennie Maupin (Reeds)
      Performer(s): Michal Tokaj (Piano), Michal Baranski (Bass), Lukasz Zyta (Drums)
      Album: Early Reflections - Bennie Maupin Quartet, Cryptogramophone, CG1137
      Duration: 2:36
    • 23:56
      Title: Wild Is The Wind
      Composer: Tiomkin / Washington
      Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocals, Piano)
      Album: Live At The Town Hall
      Duration: 3:38
    • 00:04
      Title: I Was Young When I Left Home
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Antony Hegarty
      Performer(s): Antony Hegarty, Antony Dessner
      Album: Dark was the Night (Disc 1), Red Hot Organisation, DAD2835CD - BS
      Duration: 4:55
    • 00:07
      Title: Ingrid Bergman
      Composer: Guthrie, Woody/Bragg, Billy
      Performer(s): Billy Bragg (Acoustic Guitar/Vocal)
      Performer(s): Billy Bragg (Acoustic Guitar/Vocal)
      Album: Mermaid Ave; Billy Bragg & Wilco, Elektra, 7559-62204-2
      Duration: 1:50
    • 00:09
      Title: Farthest Field
      Composer: Moore, Daniel Martin
      Performer(s): Daniel Martin Moore (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Daniel Martin Moore (Vocals, Guitar), Joan Shelley (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Farthest Field, Ol Kentuck Recordings, OK005
      Duration: 3:40
    • 00:13
      Title: You Know Who I Am
      Composer: Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marcom Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: If Grief Could Wait, ECM, ECM 2226 277 7197
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:17
      Title: Dream Time
      Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Abudlullah Ibrahim (Piano, Flute)
      Performer(s): Abudlullah Ibrahim (Piano, Flute), Cleave Guyton (Reeds), Eugen Bazijan, Scott Roller (Celli),
      Album: Mukashi: Once Upon A Time - Abdullah Ibrahim, Intuition, INT 3431 2
      Duration: 3:30
    • 00:21
      Title: Blue
      Composer: Dunning, Brian
      Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals), Brian Dunning (Flute)
      Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals), Brian Dunning (Flute), Johnny Taylor (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Bass), Dominic Mullan (Drums)
      Album: This Time The Dream's On Me,, CD001
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:26
      Title: Carolan's Dream
      Composer: Carolan Arr. Mcgrath
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Album: Mark Anthony McGrath: Champagne & Onions, Mark Anthony McGrath, MA-MCG 4
      Duration: 4:49
    • 00:31
      Title: C'Est L'Extase Langoureuse
      Complete Work Name: Ariettes Oubliees - Forgotten Melodies
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
      Album: Forgotten Melodies, Sony Classical, Sk67190
      Duration: 3:04
    • 00:35
      Title: Cavatina
      Composer: Myers, Stanley
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar), The Tippett Quartet
      Album: Craig Ogden Summertime, Universal, CFMD20
      Duration: 4:27
    • 00:40
      Title: Sommernatt Ved Fjorden
      Composer: Bjornstad, Ketil
      Performer(s): Trygve Seim (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Andreas Utnem (Harmonium)
      Album: The Source: Of Summer (2-CD), Grappa, GRCD 4416
      Duration: 4:47
    • 00:45
      Title: Speak Easy
      Composer: Burns / Macmillan
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals)
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Andy Cutting, Mark Emerson, Tim Harries
      Album: Apples, Topic, TSCD0568
      Duration: 5:59

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