Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Sunday to Thursday, 7 - 9pm

Mystery Train Sunday 10 March 2019

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 - Helen Cullen

Mystery Train Sunday Service - Helen Cullen

Author Helen Cullen joins John on Mystery Train and she'll be picking all the music.

Mystery Train Sunday Service Podcast - Helen Cullen

Author Helen Cullen joins John on Mystery Train and she'll be picking all the music.

Mystery Train Sunday Service - William Brittelle

Composer William Brittelle climbs aboard Mystery Train and he'll be picking all the music. In advance of his performance at the upcoming Sounds From a Safe Harbour festival in Cork, North Carolina-born, Brooklyn-based composer William joins John for a chat about his music and his musical influences. His latest release 'Spiritual America' is described as 'a genre-fluid electro-acoustic song cycle' and his music choices include Prince, Bon Iver and Whitesnake.

Click here to visit the Sounds from a Safe Harbour website

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: Love Letters

Composer: Heyman

Performer(s): Julie London

Album: Blue Valentines / Blue Note / 7 81331 2

Duration: 2:51


Title: What A Wonderful World

Composer: George David Weiss

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong's Orchestra And Chorus

Album: Louis The Best of Louis Armstrong / Decca / 2781919

Duration: 2:17


Title: The Bad In Each Other

Composer: Leslie Feist

Performer(s): Feist

Album: Metals / Polydor / 2779834

Duration: 4:44


Title: Pictures Of You

Performer(s): The Cure

Album: Disintegration (Deluxe Edition - Remastered) / Fiction Records / 839 353-2

Duration: 4:47


Title: The 2 Of Us

Composer: Brett Anderson, Bernard Butler

Performer(s): Suede

Album: Dog Man Star / Sony / 4778112

Duration: 5:45


Title: Upside Down

Composer: Future Kings of Spain

Performer(s): Future Kings Of Spain

Album: Future Kings of Spain / Red Flag / RF 02CD

Duration: 6:11


Title: Forever Young

Performer(s): Bob Dylan

Album: Planet Waves

Duration: 5:08


Title: Sing Sing Sing

Composer: Louis Prima

Performer(s): Benny Goodman

Album: The Great Benny Goodman / Columbia / 8643

Duration: 5:00


Title: November Song

Composer: Brian Briggs

Performer(s): Stornoway

Album: Tales from Terra Firma / 4AD / CAD 3304

Duration: 3:42


Title: Silent All These Years

Performer(s): Tori Amos

Album: A Tori Amos Collection - Tales of a Librarian

Duration: 4:09


Title: Hounds Of Love Kate Bush

Composer: Kate Bush

Performer(s): Kate Bush

Album: Hounds of Love / Fish People / 50999 02 93 0220

Duration: 3:02


Title: You Don't Care About Us

Composer: Steve Hewitt

Performer(s): Placebo

Album: Without You I'm Nothing / Hut Records/virgin / VJCP-25427

Duration: 3:58


Title: Moon River

Composer: Henry Mancini Johnny Mercer

Performer(s): Henry Mancici And His Orchestra

Album: This Is Henry Mancini / RCA / 6029

Duration: 2:41



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Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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