The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    June 1. Eamonn sits in for Carl for the Bank Holiday and links a number of artists, composers and recordings that we've featured on the programme during the first half of 2015: Billie Holiday (pictured) and Ewan MacColl - both in their centenary years; Leo Brouwer, Brian Eno, Fazil Say, Enrique Granados, Joan Baez, Anouar Brahem, The Unthanks, Bob Dylan and the RTÉ lyric fm label, to name but a few.

    And we'll also hear a serenade for strings and a choral work by this week's featured composer, Edward Elgar (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 28 May 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    All this week, BLUE features selections from Dallendyshe (The Swallow), a new album by Tirana-born singer Elina Duni which comprises songs of love and exile.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Edward Elgar: June 1st - 7th

    Edward Elgar is widely regarded as quintessentially English. He was born June 2nd 1857 in a small West Midlands village. His father, a music teacher had a music shop and tuned pianos. So Elgar had a great advantage of growing up in a thoroughly musical atmosphere. Most famous for his marches, we salute him this week, however, with some chamber music, song settings and selected orchestral works…  

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:15
      Title: Nana De Sevilla
      Composer: Lorca, Federico Garcia
      Performer(s): Deirdre Moynihan (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Deirdre Moynihan (Soprano), Alec O'Leary (Guitar)
      Album: Alec O Leary and Deirdre Moynihan Dublin Guitar Festival 2010, Private recording, Private recording
      Duration: 4:37
    • 22:19
      Title: Afro
      Composer: D'Rivera, Paquito
      Performer(s): Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Sergio And Odair Assad (Guitars)
      Album: Dances from the New World, GHA Records 2013, GHA 126.069
      Duration: 4:02
    • 22:25
      Title: How Long Has This Been Going On?
      Composer: Gershwin G / Gershwin I
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocals, Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocals, Trumpet), Kenny Drew (Piano) Et Al
      Album: It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings, Riverside, OJC20 303-2
      Duration: 4:10
    • 22:29
      Title: Miles Ahead
      Composer: Davis/Evans
      Performer(s): Miles Davis (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Miles Davis (Trumpet), Gil Evans Orchestra
      Album: Miles Ahead: Miles Davis, Columbia/ Legacy, CK 65121
      Duration: 3:29
    • 22:34
      Title: Heave And Roll
      Composer: Vass, Mike
      Performer(s): Mike Vass (Guitar/Fiddle/Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Mike Vass (Guitar/Fiddle/Mandolin), Iain Hutchison (Piano); Jennifer Port (Clarsach); Hamish Napier (Flute/Whistle); Euan Burton (Bass)
      Album: In the Wake of Neil Gunn, Unroofed Records 2015, UR001 CD
      Duration: 4:00
    • 22:39
      Title: Eileen Mcmahon
      Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth/Ljunggren
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan (Vocals, Autoharp); Eddi Reader (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan(Vocals/Autoharp); Eddi Reader (Vocals), Roger Tallroth (Guitars); Olav Johansson (Nykelharpa);
      Album: All the Way Home, Blix Street Records, G2-10201
      Duration: 6:09
    • 22:45
      Title: Atlas
      Composer: Marshall, Eliza/ Kelly, Jean
      Performer(s): Ranagri
      Performer(s): Ranagri
      Album: Ranagi: Fort of the Hare, Stockfisch, SFR 357.4085.2
      Duration: 3:24
    • 22:52
      Title: La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)
      Album: Debussy: Préludes Pour Piano, Livres 1 et 2, Paraty, PARATY 108 105
      Duration: 2:16
    • 22:55
      Title: Carry (Variation On Debussy's Girl With The Flaxen Hair)
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/ Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/ Vocal), Apollon Musagete Quartet, Laura Lucas (Flute), Nigel Shore (Oboe), Andreas Ortensamer (Clarinet)
      Album: Night of Hunters, Deutsche Grammophon, 477 9791
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:01
      Title: Bali
      Composer: Alakotila, Timo
      Performer(s): Timo Alakotila (Piano); Johanna Juhola (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Timo Alakotila (Piano); Johanna Juhola (Accordion), Aili Ikonen (Vocals)
      Album: Vapaassa Tilassa, Texicalli Records, TEXCD 077
      Duration: 7:33
    • 23:08
      Title: La Noyee
      Composer: Gainsbourg, Serge
      Performer(s): Caroline Moreau
      Performer(s): Caroline Moreau, Ariel Hernandez(Guitar), Dermot Dunne(Accordian), Malachy Robinson(Double Bass), Kenneth Rice(Violin), Sean Carp
      Album: Amour toujours etc, CARO2013
      Duration: 2:40
    • 23:12
      Title: Antiphon: Caritas Abundat
      Composer: Von Bingen, Hildegard
      Performer(s): Ensemble Fur Fruhe Musik Augsburg
      Performer(s): Ensemble Fur Fruhe Musik Augsburg
      Album: Gottliches Licht (Antiphone & Psalmen), Christophorus Records, CHE 0198-2
      Duration: 4:20
    • 23:17
      Title: Le Bon Dieu
      Composer: Brel, Jacques
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)
      Album: Aged Pages - Mark Anthony McGrath, Mcgrath
      Duration: 4:29
    • 23:23
      Title: Medication
      Composer: Sheppard, Andy
      Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Tenor / Soprano Saxophones)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitar), Michel Benita (Dbl Bass), Sebastien Rochford (Drums)
      Album: Surrounded By Sea - Andy Sheppard Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2432 471 4273
      Duration: 5:02
    • 23:27
      Title: Die Blaue Stunde
      Composer: Muthspiel, Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars)
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Classical & 12-String Guitars), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Electric Guitar), Slava Grigoryan (Classical & Baritone Guitars)
      Album: Travel Guide, ECM Records, ECM 2310 372 9508
      Duration: 5:19
    • 23:34
      Title: Isn't That The Thing To Do
      Composer: Dearie / Saltzberg
      Performer(s): Diana Panton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Diana Panton (Vocals)
      Album: Red, inakustik, INAK 90129 CD
      Duration: 4:26
    • 23:39
      Title: A Father And A Son
      Composer: Wainwright, Loudon
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright Iii (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright Iii (Vocals, Guitar), David Nichtern (Acoustic Guitar), David Mansfield (Violin)
      Album: History - Loudon Wainwright III, Virgin, CDV 2703
      Duration: 3:21
    • 23:42
      Title: Agnus Dei
      Composer: Wainwright, Rufus
      Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright (Vocal,Piano)
      Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright (Vocal,Piano), Sophie Soloman (Violin); Pit Hermans (Cimbalom); Marius De Vries (Keys), Studio Orchestra
      Album: Want, Geffen, 9887273
      Duration: 5:45
    • 00:00
      Title: Piano Sonata Op.26: (Iv) Fuga: Allegro Con Spirito
      Composer: Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): Fiachra Garvey (Piano)
      Performer(s): Fiachra Garvey (Piano)
      Album: Fiachra Garvey: For the Piano (CD137), RTE lyric fm, CD137
      Duration: 4:38
    • 00:07
      Title: Little Fiddle Trio
      Composer: Schwab, Claudia
      Performer(s): Claudia Schwab (Fiddles, Harmonium, Voice, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Seamie O'Dowd (Guitar), Marti Tarn (Bass), Eamonn Cagney (Djembe, Cymbals, Congas, Percussion)
      Album: Amber Sands,, CDCS88
      Duration: 3:12
    • 00:10
      Title: The Snowman (Featuring Paul Noonan & Gemma Hayes)
      Composer: Noonan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Noonan Featuring Gemma Hayes
      Performer(s): Paul Noonan Featuring Gemma Hayes
      Album: Printer Clips, Printer Clips
      Duration: 4:02
    • 00:16
      Title: Transported
      Composer: Ceo Experiment
      Performer(s): Ceo Experiment
      Performer(s): Ceo Experiment, Michael Buckley (Sax)
      Album: Advance Copy of Single, Improvised Music Co/Down with Jazz, Promo Single
      Duration: 6:07
    • 00:22
      Title: Holding Horses
      Composer: Schott, Cecile
      Performer(s): Colleen (Aka Cecile Schott)
      Performer(s): Colleen (Aka Cecile Schott)
      Album: Captain of None, Thrill Jockey Records 2015, Thrill 387
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:28
      Title: Sonata In D Minor - Allegro
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): Aniello Desiderio (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Aniello Desiderio (Guitar)
      Album: Italica Famosa - Aniello Desiderio, Adoro Records, 00106
      Duration: 2:35
    • 00:31
      Title: Violin Sonata In A Major (Transc. For Cello) (4th Movement) Allegretto Poco Mosso
      Composer: Franck, Cesar
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano)
      Album: Yo-Yo Ma / Kathryn Stott - Paris La Belle Epoque, Sony Classical, SK87287
      Duration: 6:03
    • 00:38
      Title: Gardermoen
      Composer: Kent, Julia
      Performer(s): Julia Kent (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julia Kent (Cello)
      Album: Delay, Shayo, Shayo012
      Duration: 4:10
    • 00:42
      Title: Lilac Wine
      Composer: Shelton
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley (Vocal & Guitar)
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley (Vocal & Guitar)
      Album: Grace (Recordno: 475928 5), Columbia, 475928 5
      Duration: 4:32
    • 00:46
      Title: Lay Lady Lay
      Composer: Bob Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Album: More Bob Dylans Greatest, Columbia, 4678512
      Duration: 3:20
    • 00:50
      Title: Dallendyshe
      Composer: Traditional Arberesh
      Performer(s): Elina Duni (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Elina Duni (Vocal), Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Dbl Bass), Norbert Pfammatter (Drums)
      Album: Dallendyshe - Elina Duni Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2401 470 9282
      Duration: 2:46
    • 00:53
      Title: He Was Too Good To Me
      Composer: Rodgers / Hart
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone), Jan Johansson (Piano), Daniel Jordan (Bass), William Schiopffe (Drums)
      Album: Stan Getz At Large (2-CD) (Recordno: 103 8422), Storyville, 103 8422
      Duration: 4:31

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