Jim Carroll

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In Search of The Blue Nile

A new radio documentary explores the life and times of one of the most enigmatic bands of all

On location in Tinseltown in the rain

Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 11:57


For a band who’ve just released four albums in their lengthy career, The Blue Nile have proven hugely inspirational and influential. Few acts have created as much melancholic, scene-setting perfection as the Glasgow band did on their first albums “A Walk Across the Rooftops” and “Hats”.

In the forthcoming radio documemtary In Search of The Blue Nile, Journalist, documentary-maker (the award-winning Michael Jackson’s Irish Driver) and musician (Brian), Ken Sweeney travels to Glasgow to talk to Paul Buchanan and PJ Moore and take in the sights and sounds of the city landscape which has always been part and parcel of their music. Buchanan and Moore, along with the band’s former A&R man, also consider if they made the right decisions during their lengthy career.

In Search Of The Blue Nile will be broadcast on RTE Radio One at 10pm on Wednesday December 28.