Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

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Mystery Train Monday 25 May 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.

Sunday May 3rd - Gavin Bryars

On tonight's Mystery Train Sunday Service, another chance to hear John's 2018 interview with composer Gavin Bryars who talks about his approach to composition, and working with the likes of John Cage, Tom Waits and Father John Misty.

Gavin was in Ireland to perform as part of Louth Contemporary Music Society's festival in 2018. He spoke to John about his iconic 'Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet', which he was about to perform in its' original version at St. Nicholas in Dundalk with 30 local school children. You can now listen to that performance below, made available to us by Louth CMS and Gavin Bryars below.

Mystery Train Guests

On our Mystery Train Sunday Service, John is joined by a special guest who picks the tunes. You can stream or download each programme via the RTÉ Player, or via the Apple Store and Spotify. Listen to programmes with Dorothy Cross, Bronagh Gallagher, Lisa Dwan, Paula Meehan, Cillian Murphy, Gavin Friday, Sam Amidon, Neil Hannon and more...

Music Played on the Show


Title: Quiet Village

Composer: Baxter

Performer(s): Martin Denny

Album: The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny / Rev-Ola / Cr Rev 21

Duration: 3:39


Title: Sometimes I Cry

Composer: Les McCann

Performer(s): Les Mccann

Album: Layers / Atlantic / S1646

Duration: 5:22


Title: Get Thy Bearings

Composer: Donovan Leitch

Performer(s): Donovan

Album: The Essential Donovan / EMI / 50999 928605 20

Duration: 2:51


Title: Take It Easy My Brother Charlie

Composer: BA. Gilberto, D. Jordan

Performer(s): Astrid Gilberto

Album: Best of Perception & Today Records / BBE / BBE 1 79CLP 1

Duration: 3:20


Title: Loungin'

Composer: Guru, Donald Byrd

Performer(s): Guru, Donald Byrd

Album: Jazzmatazz Vol 1 / Chrysalis / 0946 3 21998 2 9

Duration: 4:38


Title: Slim's Return

Composer: Monk Higgins

Performer(s): Madlib

Album: Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note / Blue Note / 7243 536447 2 7

Duration: 3:56


Title: Distant Land

Composer: Donald Byrd

Performer(s): Madlib

Album: Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note / Blue Note / 7243 536447 2 7

Duration: 3:59


Title: Hamp's Hump

Composer: P Hampton

Performer(s): Lou Donaldson

Album: The Best of Lou Donaldson The Righteous Reed / Blue Note / 7243 830 721 25

Duration: 7:37


Title: Nuther'n Like Thuther'n

Composer: Willis Jackson Joe Hadrick

Performer(s): Willis Jackson

Album: Hip Walk Jazz Undercurrents In 60s New York / Bgp / Cdbgpd 143

Duration: 7:31


Title: Soul Bossa Nova

Composer: Jones

Performer(s): Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Album: This Is Easy / Virgin Records / 7243 5 77010 2 0

Duration: 2:43


Title: Sunshine Superman

Composer: Donovan Leitch

Performer(s): Mel Torme

Album: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head / EMI / ST 21585

Duration: 2:56


Title: Houses In Motion

Composer: David Byrne Brian Eno Talking Heads

Performer(s): Talking Heads

Album: Remain In Light / Sire / 6095 2

Duration: 4:22


Title: Umi No Ue Kara

Composer: Yasuaki Shimizu

Performer(s): Yasuaki Shimizu

Album: Kakashi / Better Days / FYF 7061

Duration: 8:25


Title: Language Lab

Composer: Stanley

Performer(s): Saint Etienne

Album: Finisterre / Mantra Recordings / Mntcd 1033

Duration: 3:13


Title: Lockdown - In Aid Of Refuge

Composer: LYR, Florence Pugh, Melt Yourself Down

Performer(s): Lyr, Florence Pugh, Melt Yourself Down

Album: Download / Mercury KK / PROMO

Duration: 4:00


Title: Black Bull

Composer: Keeley Forsyth

Performer(s): Keeley Forsyth

Album: Debris / The Leaf Label / BAY 116 V

Duration: 187:00


Title: Black Iris

Composer: Swen Wunder

Performer(s): Sven Wunder

Album: Eastern Flowers / Piano Piano / PP1001

Duration: 2:53


Title: I Contain Multiudes

Composer: Bob Dylan

Performer(s): Bob Dylan

Album: Single / PROMO

Duration: 4:36


Title: I Ain't Scared Of No Devil Feat. Dj Godfrey Ho

Composer: Jitwam

Performer(s): Jitwam

Album: Selftitled / Cosmic Compositions / CC017

Duration: 4:34


Title: I'D Rather Be The Devil

Composer: Skip James John Martyn

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Solid Air / Island / ILPS 9226

Duration: 6:19


Title: Devil Got My Woman

Composer: Skip James

Performer(s): Skip James

Album: The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James - 1930 / Yazoo / YAZOO 2009

Duration: 3:01


Title: Violet Gibson

Composer: Lisa O'Neill

Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill

Album: Heard A Long Gone Song / River Lea / RLR001CD

Duration: 2:11


Title: Bella Ciao

Composer: Roberto Leydi Anonymous Fausto Amodei Filippo Crivelli

Performer(s): Marc Ribot Tom Waits

Album: Songs of Resistance 1948-2018 / BOD 7DLKHP 7

Duration: 3:38


Title: The Weasil

Composer: Charles Hendricks

Performer(s): Donald Byrd

Album: Fancy Free / Blue Note / BST 84319

Duration: 9:00


Title: Peter Gunn Mambo

Composer: Mancini

Performer(s): Jack Constanzo And His Orchestra

Album: Blue Mambo / Blue Note / 5 23451 2

Duration: 2:27



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Tweet: @johnkellytweets

Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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