The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 25 July 2017

The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes presented by Ellen Cranitch

 Listen again: Christy Moore Session

Carl is joined by musician and songwriter Christy Moore for a special session on Carl's final live Blue of the Night. Christy's songs span the gamut of human emotion and experience and Carl will chat to him about his musical career and enjoy a live performance from one of Ireland's best loved musicians.

Listen Again:

On Carl Corcoran's final week with The Blue of the Night, he was visited from young Dublin-based Sun Collective - led by singer songwriter Caimin Gilmore.

Watch Again: The Blue of the Shortest Night Live from Studio 1

Carl Corcoran was joined for a very special Blue of the Shortest Night, a live concert broadcast from Studio 1 in the RTÉ Radio Centre. In association with Music Network, the Blue of the Night presented an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up included Baroque folk music from Sonamus, a unique combination of instruments performed by Cormac Breatnach (susato whistles), Annette Cleary (cello), Rachel Factor (harpsichord) and Eamon Sweeney (baroque guitar). A violin trio brought together Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood for music ranging from classical to contemporary. And hailing from Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of northwest Cork, sean nós singer Nell Ní Chróinín. 

The exceptionally talented Aoife Doyle Band starred some of the Blue's favourite jazz musicians including Aoife on vocals, Johnny Taylor (piano), Andrew Csibi (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums). and to round it off, The Chatham Saxophone Quartet.  All this guaranteed that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Zigurat

Composer: Rabade, Abe

Performer(s): Real Filharmonia De Galicia

Album: Transitos / Nuba Records

Duration: 7:07


Title: The Spanish Lady

Performer(s): Donal Lunny (Guitar)

Album: Recorded at the Masters Of Tradition Festival Bantry 11 August 2004

Duration: 7:25


Title: Volver, Volver

Composer: Fernando Z. Maldonado Riviera

Performer(s): Concha Buika (Vocals), Ramon Porrina (Perc), Carlitos Sarduy (Trpt), Mandela (Trombone), Javier Limon (Flamenco Guitar), Ivan Lewis (Piano), Dany Noel (Bass), Horacio Hernandez (Drums)

Album: Buika: Nina de Fuego (Recordno: 2564695477) / Casa Limon / 2564695477

Duration: 4:23


Title: It'll Happen

Composer: Punch Brothers

Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin, Vocals), Punch Brothers (Band)

Album: Punch / Nonesuch / 7559-79982-8

Duration: 3:06


Title: Ouch It's Francie/The Yellow Tinker

Composer: Vallely, Caoimhin/ Trad arr C Vallely

Performer(s): Buille, Buille - Niall Vallely (Concertina); Caoimhin Vallely (Piano)Ed Boyd (Guitar), Brian Morrissey (Percussion), Kenneth Edge (Sax),

Album: Buille Beo: Recorded Ionad Culturtha, Baile Mhuirne, Co. Chorcai / Crow Valley Music 2015 / CVCD0005

Duration: 5:05


Title: String Quartet In C Minor (2nd Movement) Romanze: Poco Adagio

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Corina Belcea (Violin), Laura Samuel (Violin), Krzysztof Chorzelski (Viola), Alasdair Tait (Cello), Belcea Quartet

Album: Brahms: String Quartet No. 1, String Quintet No. 2 - Nelcea Quartet / EMI / 7243 5 57661 2 0

Duration: 6:54


Title: Dichterliebe Op.48: Xiii- Ich Hab' Im Traum Geweinet

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Jorg Demus (Piano)

Album: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: An die Musik / Deutsche Grammophon / 000289 477 5556

Duration: 2:30


Title: Flyvende Sommer

Composer: Heeboll, Kristine

Performer(s): Kristine Heeball (Violin)

Album: 10 Point / Go Folk / GO1107

Duration: 2:57


Title: Gamar Badawi

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Jamal Porto (Vocal)

Album: Acoustic Arabia / Putumayo / PUT282-2

Duration: 4:00


Title: Alalá De Muxia

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Uxia (Vocal)

Album: Eterno Navegar (Recordno: WV498024) / World Village / WV498024

Duration: 3:16


Title: Dans Tes Yeux

Composer: Legrand, Michel

Performer(s): Jessie Norman (Soprano), Ron Carter (Bass), Grady Tate (Drums)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Not Available)

Duration: 4:07


Title: Caminhanti - ( Wayfarar )

Composer: Tavares, Sara

Performer(s): Sara Tavares (Vocals), N'Du (Drums), Gogui Embalo (Bass), Miroca Paris (Perc), Jon Luz (Ukelele), Joao Paulo Esteves Da Silva (Piano)

Album: Xinti - Sara Tavares / World Connection / 43082

Duration: 0:43


Title: Buè - Voce E... - ( You Are... )

Composer: Tavares, Sara

Performer(s): Sara Tavares (Vocals), N'Du (Drums), Gogui Embalo (Bass), Miroca Paris (Perc), Jon Luz (Ukelele), Joao Paulo Esteves Da Silva (Piano)

Album: Xinti - Sara Tavares / World Connection / 43082

Duration: 4:13


Title: Suite No.1 In G For Unaccompanied Cello (Saraband)

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddle); Rob Moose (Tenor Gtr/Mandolin)

Album: In Double / Rob Moose Records / PROMO CD

Duration: 1:45


Title: Doina/ Parov's Daichevo+

Composer: Trad arr. McManus

Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Sitart Guitar)

Album: Tony McManus: The Maker's Mark (Recordno: CDTRAX331) / Greentrax / CDTRAX331

Duration: 5:00


Title: Come, Holy Ghost

Composer: Harvey, Jonathan

Performer(s): Caroline Meinhardt (Soprano), Christopher Loyn (Tenor), Hugo Popplewell (Bass)

Album: Ascendit Deus - Music for Ascensiontide & Pentecost / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 907623

Duration: 6:46


Title: Here, There And Everywhere

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Album: Sweet 4 Y 20 / Blue Note / CDP 077778005421

Duration: 7:26


Title: Little Musgrave

Composer: Trad Arr Planxty

Performer(s): Christy Moore

Album: The Woman I Loved So Well / Tara / TARACD3005

Duration: 11:26


Title: Kind Im Einschlummern

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Naomi Berrill (Cello/Vocals)

Album: From the Ground / Musicamorfosi / Lampi 014

Duration: 2:16


Title: Whither Must I Wander?

Composer: Vaughan Williams

Performer(s): Aoife O'Donovan

Album: Be Still / Greenleaf Music

Duration: 5:57


Title: Caballito Blanco

Composer: Vayo

Performer(s): Vayo Raimondo (Vocals), Julio Cobelli (Guitars), Miguel Pose (Bass), Roman Raimondo (Perc)

Album: Gaucho / Pantaleon Records / PAN1010

Duration: 3:47


Title: Air: Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Kevin Burke, Andrew Ehrlich (Violin), Charles Noble (Viola), Justin Kagan (Cello)

Album: Kevin Burke/ Cal Scott: Suite / Loftus Music / LM004

Duration: 3:46


Title: An Clunnie Mi Mo Nighean Donn

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Anna Massie (Guitar)

Album: Glad Company / Foot Stompin Records / Cdfsr1722

Duration: 4:40


Title: Just Enough

Composer: Hancock, Herbie

Performer(s): Eliane Elias (Piano), Herbie Hancock (Piano)

Album: Eliane Elias / Blue Note / 7243 8 32073 2 9

Duration: 5:43


Title: Ur Chnoc Chein Mhic Cainte

Performer(s): Shauna Mullin, Ryan Molly (Piano)

Album: Wishing Tree / MULL001CD

Duration: 5:03


Title: Missing You

Composer: McKay, Caitriona

Performer(s): Chris Stout (Fiddle), Caitriona Mckay (Harp)

Album: White Nights / McKayStout / MSM001

Duration: 5:56


Title: Filis Yo Tengo

Composer: Imaña, Clemente

Performer(s): Rodrigo Del Pozo (Tenor)

Album: Esperar, Sentir, Morir (Recordno: Not Available) / Signum

Duration: 3:31


Title: River Roses

Composer: Wood / Lawrence

Performer(s): Simon Lepper (Piano)

Album: Hugh Wood - Wild Cyclamen / NMC Recordings / NMC D201

Duration: 3:10


Title: Peaceful Shadow

Composer: Sosa, Omar

Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)

Album: Senses / Otá / OTA 1026

Duration: 5:56


Title: An Evening Hymn

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: If Grief Could Wait / ECM / ECM 2226 277 7197

Duration: 4:22



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