Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Sunday to Thursday, 7 - 9pm

Mystery Train Thursday 20 February 2020

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train is a nightly journey through the many wonders of recorded music - from its vintage glories to the latest sounds. Essential listening for the discerning music fan.

New Music Dublin 2020 - Úna Monaghan, Aonaracht

Aonaracht is a collection of six thematic pieces for solo traditional musician and computer by Úna Monaghan. Each piece is a unique combination of the traditional musician, their instrument, and electronics. 

"Traditional music is often thought of and enjoyed in group contexts. I wanted to think of the traditional instrument as it is to the player – first and foremost a private relationship between one person and their instrument. What might it be like if something of that relationship was heard alongside the acoustic instrument? Can technology be used to sound the world of traditional music beyond the tunes? Each piece has a different theme. Each features a custom-made relationship with the computer, involving fixed media, electroacoustic sound, field recordings, improvisation and live electronics. I worked on this collection with specific players in mind, and shaped the coding and sound for each." Úna Monaghan

Úna Monaghan harp, electronics, composition
Paddy Glackin fiddle 
Saileog Ní Cheannabháin piano 
Pauline Scanlon voice 
Jack Talty concertina 
Nóirín Nic Alastair sculpture 

Thursday 27 Feb, 21:30 – 22:45 in The Studio & Carolan Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin

For full details visit the New Music Dublin website

Mystery Train Guests

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Mediation

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): The Cyclones With Count Ossie

Album: Studio One Roots / Soul Jazz / SJRCD 56

Duration: 2:36


Title: The Meaning Of One

Composer: GL Brown

Performer(s): Prinze Jazzbo

Album: Glen Brown & Friends Rhythm Master Volume Two / Hot Pot Music / HPCD 1003 PROMO

Duration: 3:13


Title: School Call

Composer: GL Brown

Performer(s): Glen Brown

Album: Glen Brown & Friends Rhythm Master Volume Two / Hot Pot Music / HPCD 1003 PROMO

Duration: 2:20


Title: More Creation

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Lennie Hibbert

Album: Studio One Roots / Soul Jazz / SJRCD 56

Duration: 2:36


Title: Sidewalk Doctor

Composer: Jackie Mittoo and Brentford Rockers

Performer(s): Jackie Mittoo And Brentford Rockers

Album: Studio One Scorchers / Soul Jazz / SJRCD 67

Duration: 6:39


Title: Surfin'

Composer: Ranglin

Performer(s): Ernest Ranglin

Album: Studio One Rockers / Soul Jazz / SJR CD 48

Duration: 2:26


Title: Mulatu

Composer: Mulatu Astatke

Performer(s): Mulatu Astatke

Album: Mulatu of Ethiopia / Strut / STRUT 129 CD

Duration: 5:04


Title: Soldier Ant

Composer: Obonjayar

Performer(s): Obonjayar

Album: Which Way is Forward? / September Recordings / PROMO

Duration: 3:03


Title: Shades Of Gemini

Composer: The Quiet Temple

Performer(s): The Quiet Temple

Album: The Quiet Temple / Point of Departure PIAS Witchita / POD R002CD WEBB575CD

Duration: 9:39


Title: The Raven

Composer: Destroyer

Performer(s): Destroyer

Album: Have We Met / Dead Oceans / DOC206

Duration: 3:35


Title: A Lot's Gonna Change

Composer: Natalie Mering

Performer(s): Weyes Blood

Album: Titanic Rising / Sub Pop / SP 1232

Duration: 4:21


Title: The Geese Are Flying Westward

Composer: Bill Fay

Performer(s): Bill Fay

Album: Who Is the Sender? / Dead Oceans / promo

Duration: 2:56


Title: In Human Hands

Composer: Bill Fay

Performer(s): Bill Fay

Album: Countless Branches / Dead Oceans / COC 211

Duration: 2:18


Title: This World (Featuring Jeff Tweedy)

Composer: Bill Fay

Performer(s): Bill Fay

Album: Life Is People / Dead Oceans / promo

Duration: 3:43


Title: You Don't Wanna Hear It

Composer: Ron Sexsmith

Performer(s): Ron Sexsmith

Album: Single / Cooking Vinyl / PROMO

Duration: 3:09


Title: Fists Of Fury

Composer: Joseph Koo James Wong Kamasi Washington Ku Chia Hui

Performer(s): Kamasi Washington

Album: Heaven and Earth / YT 176 CD

Duration: 9:41


Title: Stranger Than Fiction

Composer: Moses Boyd

Performer(s): Moses Boyd

Album: Dark Matter / Exodus Records / XOLP001 X

Duration: 4:54


Title: Ayo Ayo Nene

Composer: Mor Thiam

Performer(s): Mor Thiam

Album: Spiritual Jazz Vol One / Jazzman / JMANLP 020

Duration: 5:42


Title: Loran's Dance

Composer: Bob James Grover Washington Jr arranged Bob James

Performer(s): Idris Muhammad

Album: Power of Soul / Kudu / KU 17

Duration: 10:39


Title: L.U.V

Composer: Romare

Performer(s): Romare

Album: Love Songs Part Two / Ninja Tune / ZENCD 234

Duration: 6:24


Title: Shikako Maru Ten

Composer: Suzuki, Czukay, Schmidt, Liebezeit, Karoli

Performer(s): Can

Album: The Singles / Mute / CD SPOON60

Duration: 3:19


Title: Umi No Ue Kara

Composer: Yasuaki Shimizu

Performer(s): Yasuaki Shimizu

Album: Kakashi / Better Days / FYF 7061

Duration: 8:25


Title: Blue Monk

Composer: Thelonious Monk

Performer(s): Mccoy Tyner Bobby Hutcherson

Album: Blue Monk / Blue Note / 7243 8 35471 28

Duration: 7:56



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Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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