The music of the Finnish composer Timo Alakotila features all week on The Blue of the Night.
TEN'S Pick for Today Sunday May 19 on RTÉ radio
Blue Tunes: Timo Alakotila, Blue of the Night, until Friday, RTÉ lyric Fm, 10.00pm
The music of Timo Alakotila is hard to pin down. A Faculty member at the Sibelius Academy of Finland, he is a composer, pianist, harmonium player, lecturer and recording artist with a career that spans four decades. He has a multitude of recordings from solo works, duo outings, trio combinations, a fiddle five piece, a Finnish Tango Orchestra and more recently a collection of chamber works.
While his music is contemporary it is also rooted in and inspired by the Finnish folk tradition. This week, as their Blue Tunes Recommendation, Carl and Eamonn unveil the richness of the music of Alakotila. Began last night and runs until Friday.