Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Sunday to Thursday, 7 - 9pm

Mystery Train Sunday 23 September 2018

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 - Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Mystery Train Sunday Service - Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Tonight poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa joins John, and picks all the tunes.

Watch: Mystery Train live with The National's Bryce Dessner via RTÉ Culture

In a special live edition of RTÉ lyric fm's Mystery Train, recorded in the Now By RTÉ tent at this year's All Together Now festival, John Kelly talks to acclaimed composer and musician Bryce Dessner, guitarist with The National and curator of the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival, which runs from 10-15 September in Cork. 

Music Played on the Show


Title: Wordy Rappinghood

Composer: Steven Stanley

Performer(s): Chicks On Speed

Album: 99 Cents / Chicks on Speed / COSR12

Duration: 6:26


Title: Ne Me Quitte Pas

Composer: Jacques Brel

Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: I Put a Spell On You / Verve / 5388482

Duration: 3:37


Title: Yours

Composer: Rachel Keen

Performer(s): Sg Lewis

Album: Yours / Casablanca / EMI / Republic / Virgin / 5059329

Duration: 3:51


Title: Lover You Should Have Come Over

Composer: Jeff Buckley

Performer(s): Jeff Buckley

Album: Grace / Columbia / 57528

Duration: 4:52


Title: Bernadetta

Composer: Lamont Dozier

Performer(s): The Four Tops

Album: Reach Out / Motown / 635149

Duration: 3:03


Title: Far From Me

Composer: Nick Cave

Performer(s): Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Album: The Boatman's Call / Reprise/ Mute / 46530

Duration: 5:33


Title: Reckless

Composer: Simone Raymonde Richie Thomas

Performer(s): Lost Horizons Feat. Ghostpoet

Album: Ojalá / Bella Union / Bella700CD

Duration: 4:39


Title: I See A Darkness

Composer: Will Oldham

Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy

Album: I See a Darkness / Domino Recording Company Ltd / Pa;ace Music 22

Duration: 4:49


Title: Silencio

Composer: Rafael Hernández

Performer(s): Ibrahim Ferrer

Album: Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club Presents) / Nonesuch / 79532

Duration: 4:38


Title: I Want You

Composer: Elvis Costello

Performer(s): Elvis Costello

Album: Girls, Girls, Girls / Legacy / 46897C2K

Duration: 5:49


Title: My Body Is A Cage

Composer: Arcade Fire

Performer(s): Arcade Fire

Album: Neon Bible / Merge Records / 1723388

Duration: 4:47


Title: Add It Up

Composer: Gordon Gano

Performer(s): Violent Femmes

Album: Violent Femmes / 2-23845

Duration: 4:42



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Tweet: @johnkellytweets

Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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