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2013-09-30 17:26:28

This Monday night, Eamonn sits in for Carl, linking Irish reed-player/composer Seán Mac Erlaine; an orchestral reading of Bach's "Air" by Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin; Finnish folk artist Milla Viljamaa; the late Sandy Denny; a solo piano interpretation of Scarlatti by Joseph Moog; Billie Holiday (see video clip with Louis Armstrong, from the movie "New Orleans"); a re-issue of La Capella Reial de Catalunya's 1988 album "Song Of The Sybil"; very recent Hesperion XXI; and a selection from  "Roots", the debut by Irish bassist/composer David Redmond for Fresh Sound New Talent,  the same label from Barcelona which released early recordings by Brad Mehldau and Kurt Rosenwinkel.


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2013-09-29 07:38:38


This Sunday night, we'll air a double helping of Beethoven, including a reading of "Moonlight Sonata" on guitar; guitarist Jan Akkerman; Finnish folk courtesy of Saaga Ensemble; new Clannad, from the CD "Nádúr"; a sample from Ahmad Jamal's 2013 studio recording "Saturday Morning"; part of Samuel Barber's "Cello Concerto"; 2 Pierce Turner songs; Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs; Shostakovich, interpreted by Glenn Gould (see video); T-Bone Walker, backed by jazzers Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson and Bob Cranshaw; the voice of Karen Dalton; the last of the week's recordings by Roger Doyle; and a Poulenc sonata for 2 clarinets.


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2013-09-28 01:01:03


On Saturday's BLUE, we'll hear Oliver and Chris Wood, i.e. The Wood Brothers; 2 recordings by Pekko Kappi (see video), a Finnish-born exponent of the bowed lyre; John Tilbury will perform a Skempton piano miniature; we'll also listen to a reading of "Albatross" by Ulf Wakenius; 3 Morricone movie soundtracks; 3 x Joni; 3 pieces with a Britten connection; George Shearing (and Louis Stewart), playing a tune by Chick Corea; some symphonic Beethoven; as well as more recordings by this week's BLUE TUNES recommendation, Roger Doyle.


"The Blue Of The Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10pm…

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2013-09-27 00:25:21


This Friday, Eamonn links an Eliza Carthy song; three short pieces by Erik Satie; a reading of "Blueberry Hill" by Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus fame);  the slow movement from Rachmaninov's Symphony No.3; instrumental and vocal Peter Gabriel, from the double CD release of "New Blood"; part of 2 string quartets by Philip Glass (one transcribed for guitar); Shakespeare's "Macbeth", put to music by Colin Towns on the forthcoming Blue Touch Paper album (see video); compositions by O Carolan and John Field; and more from this week's BLUE TUNES recommendation, Roger Doyle.


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On The Road

2013-09-23 21:21:59

Eamonn (and Lorcan Murray) will be in the RTÉ marquee on 3 mornings during this year's Ploughing Championships. If you happen to be in the vicinity of Stradbally on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, do mosey along to Block 1, Row V, Stand 357, after 9am. And - yes - there will be free stuff!