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Talk Mode

2018-09-21 08:57:24

Busy right now, preparing my first podcast series, due to launch on October 29th. Three new programmes will be available in a variety of platforms every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cassandra Wilson (pictured) is the first guest, plenty more jazz folk lined up for the future. Further details may be gleaned, mid-October onwards, from here.

BOTN: Streaming Update

2018-05-25 17:24:06

Just been informed that the RTÉ lyric fm webpage links have at last been repaired. Eamonn's "Blue of The Night" programmes are again available via listen back - over 2,000 hours of music, going as far back as October 2011.

 

To stream a specific programme, go here and click on any highlighted date within the Programme Archive section (on the right side of the page). Note that Saturday night programmes often began late, depending on the duration of particular "Opera Night" broadcasts, especially those from New York's Met, so you may need to toggle forward a little...

Euphonic Favourites

2018-05-07 13:27:53

The second of two pilots is on the air right now. Listen live on Redtrain Express stream on The Jazz UK ...

 

Listenback will be streamed from tomorrow via Mixcloud. Visit here, for more information...

 

All going well, new weekly programmes to come, in 2019...

Euphonic Favourites

2018-03-21 13:22:01

Eamonn is busy prepping the running order for a couple of programmes on British jazz music to be broadcast by The Jazz UK

 

If you can’t catch these 2-hour programmes live, fear not - they'll be available for listen back on Mixcloud soon...

Surprise Me

2017-10-07 10:31:17

About to start work on an authorised biography of the late Louis Stewart. Looking forward to leaving the cave to share conversations with those who have a story to tell…

 

Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart won the Press Award for the Outstanding European Soloist at the 1968 Montreaux Jazz Festival. He toured with Benny Goodman for three years and recorded extensively, including eight albums with George Shearing. Louis also worked with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott in London, before deciding to make Ireland his home again. Having said that, most international jazz performers knew all about him. When yours truly interviewed the American singer Jon Hendricks in Paris some years back, the first question he asked me was, “How’s Louis?”

 

Louis was also renowned for his deadpan humour. When his son Tony asked him whether he’d prefer to be buried or cremated, his father replied, “Surprise Me.” A good title for a book about an improvising jazz musician…