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2013-12-31 00:37:31

Eamonn sits in for Carl this New Year's Eve and links a hymn by Timo Alakotila; pianist-composer Aaron Parks, from a new solo CD; part of Rachmaninov's second piano sonata; a topical song by Frank Loesser; Dave Swarbrick paired with Martin Carthy; Max Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy"; 2 recordings by Joni Mitchell; a cover of Joni's "Marcie" by Anne Sofie von Otter and Brad Mehldau; Howard Skempton's "Song At The Year's Turning"; jazz musician Milt Jackson (see video); and recordings by Mary Chapin Carpenter and Jane Siberry.


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2013-12-30 01:26:35

Music Network presents multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, piper Michael McGoldrick, fiddle-player Brendan Gleeson and guitarist Francis Gaffney on tour in January 2014.

We're offering "The Blue Of The Night" listeners a chance to win a pair of tickets for the Dublin date, at The Sugar Club, on Tuesday, January 7th, along with a double room and breakfast for two at the 5-star Merrion Hotel (pictured).

For further information, tune in to Monday's show on December 30th, or visit the Music Network website.

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2013-12-30 01:08:05

Eamonn sits in for Carl on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Tonight's mix includes the Tokyo String Quartet; guitarist Richard Gilewitz; flautist Michael McGoldrick (see video), on an Irish tour, early in January; cellist Anne Gastinel; vibes-player Milt Jackson (the vibes-player featured all this week);  a memory from Emerson, Lake & Palmer; the performance of an André Campra requiem by the orchestra and choir of la Chapelle Royale; and Ahmad Jamal, in advance of his appearance in Dublin next month.


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2013-12-29 01:02:38

Tonight’s delights include 2 symphonic poems by Franz Liszt; Chucho Valdes, from the CD “Fantasia Cuba”; one from the seminal “Penguin Eggs”, recorded by folk singer/guitarist Nic Jones (see video); Havana-born Harold Lopez Nussa; lutenist Paul O’Dette; Stina Nordenstam, singing “Soon After Christmas”; part of a piano sonata by Eliran Avni; Clifford Brown with strings; and more from Tallis Scholars.


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2013-12-28 08:21:16

This Saturday's BLUE includes a vocalese “Moanin”; more from the Tallis Scholars; the prelude from Wagner’s “Lohengrin”; recordings by John Martyn and Tim Buckley; Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamsyan; part of a symphony by Einojuhani Rautavaara; sax-man Zoot Sims, playing a Gershwin brothers tune; Mary Chapin Carpenter, in advance of her appearance with Altan at next month’s Temple Bar TradFest; and Aldo Ciccolini (see video) plays a waltz by Germaine Tailleferre.


"The Blue Of The Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10:30pm (approx)…