Songbook With Eamon Friel [Radio Ulster]

Episodes

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20150319

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, taking in the popular, the influential and even the esoteric.

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Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, taking in the popular, the influential and even the esoteric.

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Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, taking in the popular, the influential and even the esoteric.

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Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, taking in the popular and the influential. This week's Song of Songs is 'I Remember it Well' from the film Gigi.

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20150910

Eamon features live tracks from Mel Torme at the Crescendo in 1955 and James Brown at the Apollo in 1962, and Pete Seeger's Turn Turn Turn is the Song of Songs.

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20151015

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. Includes Song of Songs Who Knows Where The Time Goes? by Sandy Denny.

20151022
20151029
20151029

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. In this week's show, the Song Of Songs is George And Ira Gershwin's The Man I Love.

20151105
20151112
20151119

Eamon discusses Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 and plays music from Tommy Dorsey's big band as well as Fado music from Mariza.

20151126

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. Featuring music from Etta James, Bob Dylan and The Beatles. This week's Song of Songs is 'A Sunday Kind Of Love'.

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20160107

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. This week's show features a look at Doc Watson's 1974 album, Then and Now. Song of Songs is blues ballad Evenin'.

20160114
20160121
20160128
20160128

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. Tonight's show features tracks from artists such as Blossom Dearie, Ray Charles, Perry Como and Jonny Nutt.

20160204
20160204

Some classical serenades in popular music form and a couple of Dean Martin duets. Plus a look at the first Logue and McCool album.

20160211

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. Josh White sings Bessie Smith and Bessie even does a turn herself.

There's a little Dinah Washington too, while the Erie Canal musically meets the Royal Canal. Song of Songs is Try To Remember.

20160218

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. This week's show includes tracks from Johnny Paycheck, Louis Armstrong, The Lovin' Spoonful and Tom Rush.

20160225

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, including music from the Gershwin brothers and Fats Waller.

Song of Songs is the best sweatshop song Eamon knows, Mary Brooksbank's Ten And Nine, which leads to the McPeake Family's song Belfast Mill.

20160303

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, taking in the popular, the influential and even the esoteric.

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20160317
20160331

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, including music from Muddy Waters, Clifton Chenier and Jim and Jesse. Plus a new album from Frank Solivan.

20160407
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20160421

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. Including music inspired by Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, from Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate to the Sibelius score for The Tempest.

Song Of Songs is from the Romeo and Juliet-inspired West Side Story - 'Something's Coming'.

There is also a look at Doo Wop songwriter Ernie Maresca and Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra.

20160428
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20160512

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, with the Eagles, Procol Harum and the California recordings of Louis Armstrong. Song of Songs is "I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five And Ten Cent Store).

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Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, with music from Lena Horne, Rickie Lee Jones and Robert Preston. Song of Songs is 'I Won't Send Roses'.

20160630
20160630

Eamon celebrates some of the best music, past and present, including recordings of Chet Atkins on the 15th anniversary of his death. Song of Songs is Willie Nelson's Crazy.

20160707
20160707

Eamon celebrates some of the best music, past and present, including the Platters, Joan Baez, Mose Allison and Peggy Lee.

20160714
20160721
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Eamon has African roots music, Carter Family songs and recordings from Lonnie Johnson.

Eamon celebrates African roots music, Carter Family songs and late blues recordings from Lonnie Johnson. Song of Songs this week is Somewhere over the Rainbow.

20160804

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present.

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, taking in the popular, the influential and even the esoteric.

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Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, including tracks from Santo and Johnny, Bob Dylan, Whispering Jack Smith and Niamh Dunne.

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Eamon celebrates some of the best music, past and present. This week's Song Of Songs is "The Best is Yet to Come" - music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh.

20161020

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present, including tracks from The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and Little Feat. Song of Songs is A Rainy Night In Georgia.

20161027
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20161103

Eamon celebrates some of the best music, past and present.

A couple of old country songs about soldiers overseas, Dean Martin in some unusual company, and some painting songs.

This week's Song of Songs is the exquisite "Quiet Land of Erin".

20161110
20161110
20161110

Eamon celebrates some of the best music, past and present. Billy May's arrangements for Frank Sinatra, Some "Slurpin' Saxophones" and a farewell to Bap Kennedy. This week's Song Of Songs is Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

20161117
20161124
20161124

Some great musical moments in memory of Mose Allison. This week's Song of Songs is Billie Holiday's 'That Ole Devil Called Love'. Records from Louis Prima, Marie Taylor and Michael Stipe and The Young Rascals.

20161201
20161208

Eamon celebrates some of the best songs past and present. Maria Muldaur meets the blues, and Willie Nelson meets Wynton Marsalis. Song of Songs this week is Ivor Novello's "We'll Gather Lilacs". Some new releases and the Louvin Brothers proclaim "That Word 'Broadminded' is spelt SIN".

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20161229
20170105
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20170112

A couple of early classics from the Rounder label, a look at the lyrics of Peggy Lee and some Larry Williams recordings. This week's Song of Songs is Bob Dylan's Oscar-winning 'Things Have Changed', as sung by Curtis Stigers.

20170119
20170126

New songs from Scottish singer Siobhan Miller, a taste of the 'La La Land' soundtrack and what happened when Tony Bennett met Count Basie. Song of Songs is 'Do You Believe in Magic' by The Lovin' Spoonful.

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Is Tom Rush's 'The Panama Limited' the best train song of them all? More tunes from 'La La Land', while this week's Song of Songs is 'I'll See You In My Dreams'.

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Eamon celebrates some of the best music, past and present. Why Ella Fitzgerald refused to sing with The Ink Spots, a look at the new John Martyn double album retrospective, some Matt Monro and more. The week's Song of Songs is Eilidh Patterson's Still Learning.

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Eamon celebrates some of the best music, past and present. Louis Armstrong sings Dorothy Fields from 'The Autobiography Sessions', the jazz legend's last hurrah. Also some Gilbert And Sullivan, while this week's Song of Songs is 'Ebb Tide'.

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Donegal singer Packie Manus Byrne, Judy Garland at Decca in the 1950s and a look at Jackson Browne's album 'Running On Empty'

This week's Song of Songs is 'The Rose', written by Amanda McBroome and sung by Bette Midler.