Mystery Train with John Kelly

Mystery Train with John Kelly

Sunday to Thursday, 7 - 9pm

Mystery Train Wednesday 8 July 2020

Mystery Train Summer Schedule 

Please note the change in driver of your Mystery Train for the following three weeks. 

Tuesday August 4th until Thursday August 6th | Rachel Breslin 

Monday August 10th until Thursday August 20th | Ellen Cranitch 

The Sunday Service remains unchanged

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 on Spotify 

Check out and follow John's playlist on Spotify featuring a number of tracks played recently on the show.

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: Dr Love

Composer: Nicholas Cladwell

Performer(s): Bobby Sheen

Album: On The Soul Side / Kent Soul / CDKEND 473

Duration: 2:25


Title: (My Heart Is) Closed For The Season

Composer: Bettye Swann

Performer(s): Bettye Swann

Album: Bettye Swann / Honest Jon's / HJRLP8

Duration: 3:02


Title: Just One Look

Composer: Gregory Carroll Doris Payne

Performer(s): Doris Troy

Album: At The Club / Kent Dance / CDKEND 168

Duration: 2:29


Title: Function At The Junction

Composer: E Holland S Long

Performer(s): Ramsey Lewis

Album: Chess Club Rhythm & Soul / Kent Dance / CDKEND134

Duration: 3:05


Title: Soul Limbo

Composer: Jones

Performer(s): Candido

Album: Thousand Finger Man / Blue Note / 7243 5 22664 2 5

Duration: 5:47


Title: Victory Test Match

Composer: Moore

Performer(s): Lord Beginner With The Calypso Rhythm Kings

Album: London Is the Place for Me / Honest Jons Records / Hjrcd2

Duration: 3:02


Title: Cricket Champions

Composer: Roberts

Performer(s): Lord Kitchener

Album: Klassic Kitchener: Volume One / Ice Records / 691 802

Duration: 3:51


Title: Jiggery Pokery

Composer: Hannon

Performer(s): Duckworth Lewis Method

Album: The Duckworth Lewis Method / 1969 Records/Dcr / Dlm002

Duration: 3:23


Title: When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease

Composer: Harper

Performer(s): Roy Harper

Album: Hq / Harvest / Hucd019

Duration: 7:28


Title: Manganese

Composer: Brian Eno Roger Eno

Performer(s): Brian Eno Roger Eno

Album: Luminous / Deutsche Grammophon / 28948392575

Duration: 3:17


Title: Dreaming Of The Kelly Pool

Composer: Mary Lattimore Paul Sukeena

Performer(s): Mary Lattimore Paul Sukeena

Album: single / Mexican Summer / download

Duration: 3:54


Title: Solid Air

Composer: John Martyn

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Serendipity An Introduction To John Martyn / Island / CDb1 4222

Duration: 5:42


Title: Lazarus Man

Composer: Terry Callier

Performer(s): Terry Callier

Album: Timepeace / Verve / 539 249-1

Duration: 8:26


Title: River Dreams

Composer: Beverly Glenn-Copeland

Performer(s): Beverly Glenn-Copeland

Album: single / Transgressive / Download

Duration: 4:12


Title: Like Someone In Love

Composer: Van Heusen

Performer(s): Bjork

Album: Debut / Mother Records / 5197 15 2

Duration: 3:32


Title: This Walk

Composer: Georgia Anne Muldrew

Performer(s): Jyoti, Georgia Anne Muldrow

Album: Mama, You Can Bet! / One Music/SomeOthaShip Connect / download

Duration: 2:24


Title: Cowrie Waltz

Composer: Georgia Anne Muldrew

Performer(s): Jyoti, Georgia Anne Muldrow

Album: Mama, You Can Bet! / One Music/SomeOthaShip Connect / download

Duration: 3:56


Title: Love Supreme (For John Coltrane)

Composer: John Coltrane

Performer(s): Wadada Leo Smith

Album: Kulture Jazz / ECM / ECM 1507, 519 074-2

Duration: 4:01


Title: Ornette

Composer: Kahil El'Zabar

Performer(s): Kahil El'zabar, Ritual Trio

Album: Reistance of the Resistance / Delmark Records / DE 466

Duration: 9:06


Title: 3 Wishes

Composer: Ornette Coleman

Performer(s): Ornette Coleman Jerry Garcia & Prime Time

Album: Virgin Beauty / Portrait / PRT 4611932

Duration: 4:08


Title: Origin Of Man

Composer: The Budos Band

Performer(s): The Budos Band

Album: The Rough Guide to Ethiopian Jazz / RGNET1350, 2016

Duration: 4:52


Title: Alegntaye

Composer: Akale Wube

Performer(s): Akale Wube

Album: The Rough Guide to Ethiopian Jazz / RGNET1350, 2016

Duration: 4:19


Title: Muziqawi Silt

Composer: Girma Beyene

Performer(s): Girma Beyene Akale Wube

Album: Mistakes on Purpose Ethiopiques 30 / Buda Musique / 860303

Duration: 6:26


Title: Wegene Prins Thomas Diskomiks

Composer: Hailu Mergia

Performer(s): Hailu Mergia

Album: Download / Awesome Tapes From Africa / ATFA 007

Duration: 7:52


Title: Freedom Groove

Composer: DJ Mabheko Anthony Hamilton John More Matt Black Tony Allen Soundz of the South Collective

Performer(s): Keleketla!

Album: Keleketla! / Ahead of Our Time / AHEDDNL024

Duration: 7:08



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Tweet: @johnkellytweets

Presenter & Producer: John Kelly

Producer: Áine Fay (Sunday)

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn (Sunday)


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