Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Sunday to Thursday, 7 - 9pm

Mystery Train Sunday 25 February 2018

Coming up Sunday June 17th...

John Kelly is joined by composer Gavin Bryars who talks about his approach to composition, and working  with the likes of John Cage, Tom Waits and Father John Misty. 

Over two days in June, Louth Contemporary Music Society will present the Book of Hours, a music festival devoted to beautiful, profound music by contemporary composers from across the globe. Gavin will be performing his haunting, ethereal 'Jesus Blood...' with a festival ensemble including young musicians from Music Generation Louth in a perfect end to the festival on Saturday, June 23rd.

For details, visit the Louth CMS website

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.

Mystery Train Sunday Service - John Harris

Mystery Train Sunday Service - John Harris

Tonight John Kelly's guest is composer and artistic director of New Music Dublin John Harris, whose music choices lead us from Morton Feldman to Eminem.

Music Played on the Show


Title: The Plan

Composer: Sofa Surfers

Performer(s): Sofa Surfers

Album: Transit / MCA / MCD 70053

Duration: 5:09


Title: Passacaglia And Fugue In C Minor

Composer: J.S. Bach

Performer(s): Piet Kee

Album: Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 2 / Chandos / itunes

Duration: 15:00


Title: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Composer: Gavin Bryars

Performer(s): Gavin Bryars/Tom Waits

Album: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet / Point Records / 4388232

Duration: 6:07


Title: Littlest Birds

Composer: Parton

Performer(s): The Be Good Tanyas

Album: O Sister Where Art Thou OST / Warner Music / WSMCD105

Duration: 5:09


Title: Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing

Composer: Herbert Howells

Performer(s): Corydon Singers

Album: Herbert Howells: Requiem; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor / Hyperion / 55220

Duration: 8:55


Title: Everybody Knows

Composer: Cohen

Performer(s): Leonard Cohen

Album: I'm Your Man / CBS Records / CBS 460642 2

Duration: 5:33


Title: Questions For The Angels

Composer: Simon

Performer(s): Paul Simon

Album: So Beautiful or So What / Hear Music / 7232814

Duration: 3:49


Title: Time Flies By (When You're The Driver Of A Train)

Composer: Half Man, Half Biscuit

Performer(s): Half Man, Half Biscuit

Album: Back In the D.H.S.S. / Probe Plus / PROBE 004CD

Duration: 2:39


Title: Love Me Or Leave Me

Composer: Kahn/donaldson

Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: Nina Simone's Finest Hour / Universal / 9808087

Duration: 4:02


Title: Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco

Composer: Harvey

Performer(s): Jonathan Harvey & Philip Mead

Album: Mortuos Piango, Vivos Voco: The Essential Works Of Jonathan Harvey / SARGASSO / itunes

Duration: 9:07


Title: I'M Walking Backwards For Christmas

Composer: Milligan/carbone

Performer(s): The Goons

Album: Classic Comedy Records, Vol. 2 / Emi / 5420552

Duration: 3:15


Title: The Real Slim Shady

Performer(s): Eminem

Album: The Marshall Mathers LP

Duration: 4:56



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Tweet: @johnkellytweets

Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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