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2014-03-30 01:04:12

On Sunday's BLUE, Eliran Avni plays piano music by Avner Dorman; Chris Woods performs his own "Michelle" on guitar; we hear the Beatles Concerto Grosso No.4 (an arrangement which boasts the melody of Paul McCartney's "Michelle"); vibes-player Jim Hart, from the newly-issued "MJQ Celebration"; bluesmen Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry; tasteful fusion by Poland's Ecstasy Project Trio (see video); part of Mark Anthony Turnage's "Undance"; The Gil Evans Orchestra from "Out Of The Cool"; a choral work by Carlo Gesualdo; Queen, interpreted by Chanticleer; and the last of this week's recordings by Herbie Hancock, including the quietest moments from the popular "Head Hunters" album.


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

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2014-03-29 00:09:28

Tonight, we hear 2 Joni Mitchell songs, including a reading from a recent CD by vocalist Tierney Sutton; 2 songs by Pierce Turner (see video); Peru's Susana Baca; a selection from the newly-issued C.P.E. Bach: Concertos For Various Instruments; Satchmo & Big T (together); one of Grandmother's Tales by Prokofiev; Gerry O'Beirne and Rosie Shipley play American Tunes; vocalese Monk, delivered by Carmen McRae; violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba (see competition, below), performing a Gershwin tune; and more from this week's featured artist Herbie Hancock.



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

Free Stuff!

2014-03-28 23:02:42

Violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba (see video) and pianist Christian Chamorel undertake a 7-date Music Network tour during the month of April. The performances will include music by Franck, Fauré, Ravel and Raymond Deane.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Kolly d'Alba and Chamorel in concert - and obtain one night's accomodation and breakfast for two at the 5-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin - tune to Saturday's programme (live, or on the RTÉ Player).


Winner to be announced on Sunday night, March 30th. Best of luck!!

A Busy Week

2014-03-28 14:06:08

Eamonn's had a hectic few days, absorbed in preparing pitches for a commissioning editor at the BBC.

And he's delighted that Dan MorgensternBen SidranColin Towns and Phil Ware were among those happy to include their names in his proposals for - all going well - features to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during 2015 and 2016.

Fingers crossed…

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2014-03-28 00:56:23

This Friday, Eamonn links the 6th movement of a string quartet by Shostakovich; a blues by Skip James; Canadian guitarist Antoine Berthiaume (see video); a selection from South Korean chanteuse Youn Sun Nah’s Voyage album; a new reading of 3 short movements from Robert Schumann's Carnaval; singer/songwriter Beth Orton; the darling of the hip-hoppers (i.e. much-sampled) record producer David Axelrod; the sampled voice of Billie Holiday, as it appears on a recording by Nicolas Repac; the slow movement of a Ravel sonata for violin and cello; and some early career Herbie Hancock.


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