Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Sunday to Thursday, 7 - 9pm

Mystery Train Thursday 8 March 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.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Now As Then

Composer: Merill Garbus Nate Brenner

Performer(s): Tune-Yards

Album: I can feel you creep into my private life / 4ad / 4AD 0052CD

Duration: 3:52


Title: Flutter

Composer: The Unthanks

Performer(s): The Unthanks

Album: Mount the Air / Rabble Rouser Music / Promo

Duration: 3:38


Title: Oh Where

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet Feat. Sam Amidon

Album: Folk Songs / Nonesuch / Promo

Duration: 3:19


Title: Raga Bageshri (Excerpt)

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): K Sridar & K Shivakumar

Album: Shringar / Real World / CDR W7

Duration: 4:30


Title: Paris Texas

Composer: Tonopah & Tidewater

Performer(s): Ry Cooder

Album: Music By Ry Cooder / Warner / 9362 45987 2

Duration: 5:30


Title: The Orphan King

Composer: Ed Romanoff Mary Gauthier

Performer(s): Ed Romanoff

Album: The Orphan King / Pinerock / PR 02

Duration: 4:46


Title: I Drink

Composer: Gauthier Harmon

Performer(s): Mary Gauthier

Album: Drag Queens in Limousines / In The Black Records / MRCD 214

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Pendulum

Composer: Daniel O'Sullivan

Performer(s): Daniel O'Sullivan

Album: VELD / Mutesong / GEN 054

Duration: 3:56


Title: Paper

Composer: Poppy Ackroyd

Performer(s): Poppy Ackroyd

Album: Resolve / One Little Indian / TPLP 1430CD

Duration: 4:35


Title: Light

Composer: Poppy Ackroyd

Performer(s): Poppy Ackroyd

Album: Resolve / One Little Indian / TPLP 1430CD

Duration: 5:21


Title: Smoke

Composer: Tracy Thorn

Performer(s): Tracy Thorn

Album: Record / Unmade Records / 88560600 1367

Duration: 4:10


Title: Waterloo Sunset

Performer(s): The Kinks

Album: Picture Book

Duration: 3:11


Title: Short Ballad For A Long Man

Composer: Seamus Fogarty

Performer(s): Seamus Fogarty

Album: The Curious Hand / Domino / WIG CD 409P

Duration: 3:25


Title: England Has My Man

Composer: Lisa O'Neill

Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill

Album: Same Cloth Or Not / info n/a / LON CD 002

Duration: 3:14


Title: The Words That Maketh Murder

Composer: Polly Harvey

Performer(s): Pj Harvey

Album: Let England Shake / Island / Promo

Duration: 3:45


Title: Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground

Composer: Johnson

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet

Album: Dark Was The Night / (Promotional Cd) / Na

Duration: 3:51


Title: Nobody's Fault But Mine

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Blind Willie Johnson

Album: Roots of Classic Rock: The Blues That Inspired Rock 'N' Roll (Digitally Remastered) / Yazoo / YAZOO 1058

Duration: 3:10


Title: Crazy Blues

Composer: Bradford Perry

Performer(s): Mamie Smith

Album: Mamie Smith Vol. 1 (1920-1921) / Rough Guides / RGNET 1180CD

Duration: 3:19


Title: Boogie Woogie

Composer: Smith

Performer(s): Cleo Brown

Album: Roots of Rhythm & Blues 1939-1945 / Frémeaux & Associates / Fa 351

Duration: 2:23


Title: I Hate To See The Sun Go Down

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Memphis Minnie

Album: Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937) / Columbia / 467888 2

Duration: 2:43


Title: Tiny Boogie

Composer: Feather

Performer(s): Tiny Davis With The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm

Album: How Blue Can You Get? Great Blues Vocals In The Jazz Tradition / Bmg / Nd86758

Duration: 3:35


Title: Cow Cow Baby

Composer: Raye De Paul Carter

Performer(s): Ella Mae Morse

Album: Capitol Collectors Series / Capitol / CDP 95288 2

Duration: 3:12


Title: Strange Things Happening Every Day

Composer: Tharpe

Performer(s): Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Album: Top 55 Classics - The Very Best of Sister Rosetta Tharpe / Fremeaux & Associes / Fa 050

Duration: 2:47


Title: Four Women

Composer: Nina Simone

Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: Wild Is the Wind / Verve / 0602 49888 7011

Duration: 4:24


Title: Crescent

Composer: Coltrane

Performer(s): Mccoy Tyner

Album: McCoy Tyner Plays John Coltrane - Live at the Village Vanguard / Blue Note / Cdp 7 96429 2

Duration: 4:55


Title: Monk's Mood

Composer: Monk

Performer(s): Thelonious Monk John Coltrane

Album: Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall / Blue Note / 0946 3 35174 2 4

Duration: 7:52


Title: Round Midnight

Composer: Hanighen

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald

Album: Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie / Verve / 835 646 2

Duration: 3:28


Title: Having Myself A Time

Composer: Robin

Performer(s): Billie Holiday

Album: Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia (1933-1944) / Sony Music / 88967 538 062

Duration: 2:32



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Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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