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2015-12-31 10:47:17

On Thursday, Eamonn says goodbye to late-night radio (for now). He'll be doing his best to make the "transition" from 2015 into 2016 as painless as possible; mostly, by airing pieces he's been honoured to introduce during his time with the Irish state broadcaster, RTÉ: among them, oud-player Anouar Brahem; works by Britten and Beethoven; singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III; Roy Milton, delivering a little jump & jive; a reading of John Cage's "In A Landscape" by pianist Michael McHale; and jazz singer/pianist Shirley Horn (see video), who shall - literally - have the last word. There's also a final selection from Bob Chilcott's "The Angry Planet", specifically part of "The Miracle Of Spring". So if you’re staying in, why not ring out the old and ring in the new with a batch of Eamonn’s personal favourites?



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, New Year’s Eve 10pm…

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2015-12-30 03:04:18

On Wednesday's programme, Eamonn shall link two extracts from Bob Chilcott's "Five Days That Changed The World"; and will be recalling some of the recordings, artists, songwriters and composers who were featured on BLUE during 2014 and 2015: among them, Agnes Obel, Rachmaninov, John Dankworth, Fazil Say, Jackson C. Frank, C.V. Stanford, Felip Carbonell, Stephen Foster, Julian Bream, Herbie Hancock, Tim Buckley, Alexander Scriabin and singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney (see video).



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 10pm…

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2015-12-29 09:26:30

On Tuesday's programme, Eamonn links part of Bob Chilcott's environmental cantata "The Angry Planet"; and will be remembering some of the recordings that featured on BLUE during 2012 and 2013: among them, Montserrat Figueras with La Capella Reial De Catalunya, the late Bert Jansch, Oscar Peterson recorded in Germany, orchestral Debussy, folk artists Chris Wood and Sandy Denny, Italian mezzo Cecilia Bartoli, Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan, singer-songwriters John Martyn and Nick Drake, English bassist/composer Gavin Bryars, the voice of June Tabor, a young Bob Dylan, cellist David Darling and Jack Teagarden (see video) with strings.



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2015-12-28 11:43:49

Monday night’s programme comprises, in part, Prokofiev, Donald Byrd, only the lonely Sinatra, Nic Jones, low-key Black Sabbath (!) and Richard Strauss; as well as a secular choral work by Bob Chilcott. The English composer/conductor has often worked with children; a recent 2-CD of Chilcott’s music contains three pieces which feature young voices. “The Angry Planet” (see video) includes that particular environmental cantata, as well as “Five Days That Changed The World” and “The Miracle Of Spring”. More coming from the release tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday.



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 10pm…

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2015-12-27 10:49:16

Eamonn is back live tonight, to present the debut recording by Jodie Landau (with the choir Graduale Nobili); 2 x Liszt; Austrian singer/songwriter  Wolfgang Muthspiel; Danish guitarist Finn Olafsson; a song made famous by Edith Piaf but given a Finnish tango twist; Bert Jansch, in the bleak midwinter; the London Philharmonic, performing elgiac Grieg; Frank Harte, on the rights of man; English sax-player Tim Garland, from "Songs To The North Sky"; modern classical music by John Luther Adams, an American who's often been inpired by the landscape of Alaska; the latest offering by Cécile McLorin Salvant (see video); and 2 more from the young St Mary's Pro-Cathedral Girls' Choir.



"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 10pm...