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 Wednesday 16 April 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    This week we feature rarities from the newly-issued "Fixin' To Die" by cult troubadour Jackson C. Frank. He released just one album in his lifetime, produced by Paul Simon in 1965.

    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

    • 22:04
      Title: The Curse
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel
      Album: The Curse - Single
      Duration: 6:08
    • 22:08
      Title: Piano Sonata In B Flat Major Op. 22 - Movement Ii - Adagio Con M
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Duration: 5:53
    • 22:13
      Title: String Quartet Op 131 In C Sharp Minor - Movement I - Adagio Ma
      Performer(s): Alban Berg Quartet
      Performer(s): Alban Berg Quartet
      Duration: 7:05
    • 22:21
      Title: Sehnsucht --
      Performer(s): Dieter Ilg (Bass)
      Performer(s): Dieter Ilg (Bass)
      Duration: 3:59
    • 22:32
      Title: Theme From Mystic River
      Performer(s): Brad Hatfield (Piano)
      Performer(s): Brad Hatfield (Piano)
      Duration: 5:19
    • 22:36
      Title: Slim Pickin'
      Performer(s): Hugh Doolan (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Hugh Doolan (All Instruments)
      Duration: 5:20
    • 22:43
      Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
      Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
      Duration: 7:29
    • 22:50
      Title: Last Spring -- Elegiac Melodies, Op.34 No.2
      Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
      Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
      Duration: 4:49
    • 22:55
      Title: Music For A While
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore)
      Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore)
      Duration: 3:44
    • 23:00
      Title: Saratoga Summer Song
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle
      Performer(s): Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle
      Album: Tell My Sister (Remastered), Nonesuch Records
      Duration: 4:08
    • 23:04
      Title: Your Mother And I
      Composer: Loudon Wainwright Iii
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Gtr)
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Gtr)
      Duration: 2:49
    • 23:07
      Title: Vibrate
      Composer: Rufus Wainwright
      Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright
      Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright
      Album: Want One, Geffen, 9887273
      Duration: 2:41
    • 23:10
      Title: Bigger Than Home
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:14
      Title: Winter Moon
      Performer(s): Hoagy Carmichael (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Hoagy Carmichael (Vocal)
      Duration: 4:28
    • 23:18
      Title: Intuition
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone)
      Duration: 4:48
    • 23:24
      Title: The Wildflower Meadow (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Claire Jones (Harp)
      Performer(s): Claire Jones (Harp)
      Duration: 6:04
    • 23:31
      Title: Ah Melody
      Performer(s): Serge Gainsbourg
      Performer(s): Serge Gainsbourg
      Album: L'histoire de Melody Nelson
      Duration: 2:00
    • 23:36
      Title: Hello It's Me
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal)
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:54
      Title: Lullaby --
      Performer(s): Melvyn Tan (Piano)
      Performer(s): Melvyn Tan (Piano)
      Duration: 1:29
    • 23:56
      Title: Missy
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Vocals, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Vocals, Mandolin)
      Duration: 4:08
    • 00:00
      Title: Going Nowhere
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith (Vocal, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith (Vocal, Guitars)
      Duration: 4:06
    • 00:04
      Title: Pauvre Martin
      Performer(s): Barbara
      Performer(s): Barbara
      Album: Barbara : Grandes chansons
      Duration: 3:12
    • 00:23
      Title: Harvest Breed
      Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute)
      Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute)
      Duration: 1:50
    • 00:24
      Title: Air: Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
      Performer(s): Kevin Burke
      Performer(s): Kevin Burke
      Duration: 4:01
    • 00:28
      Title: Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fuss Auf Liebe Eingestellt
      Performer(s): Theo Bleckmann (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Theo Bleckmann (Vocal)
      Duration: 5:35
    • 00:34
      Title: Solitary Moon -- Not Available
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal, Piano)
      Duration: 5:21
    • 00:39
      Title: Festival
      Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal)
      Duration: 9:38
    • 00:49
      Title: Tres Pecas Nordestinas (2nd Movement) Aboio
      Performer(s): Yerko Pinto (Violin)
      Performer(s): Yerko Pinto (Violin)
      Duration: 6:23
    • 00:54
      Title: Juliet
      Performer(s): Matthew Bourne (Piano/ Cello)
      Performer(s): Matthew Bourne (Piano/ Cello)
      Duration: 3:37

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