The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Thursday's programme...

    July 23: Tonight, Eamonn sits in for Carl to link up Patty Griffin, ahead of her September date in Dublin; a new recording of Grieg's "Lyric Pieces" by Spanish pianist Javier Perianes; jazz wunderkind Joey Alexander; part of a Shostakovich cello sonata; singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbert (pictured), in advance of an Irish tour that starts in Wexford at the end of the month; 2 x Scott Joplin; an orchestration of Pete Townshend's "Quadrophenia"; jazz singer Helen Merrill (see BLUE TUNES, below); and guitarist Antoine Berthiaume. 10pm start...

    Mon 27th - Thurs 30th July: Carl's on his holidays this week. Ellen Cranitch will be here to help us wind down with the usual blend of tasteful late-night selections, including a nightly nocturne or two (see below).

    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 -

    Helen Merrill; July 20th - 26th

    Helen Merrill (pictured) sang with Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Though her first album was arranged by Quincy Jones (and featured trumpeter Clifford Brown), this American artist has achieved greatest recognition while living in Europe and Japan. Hear Helen recorded with Gordon Beck, Stan Getz, Hank Jones et al, all this week on BLUE.

    July 27th - August 2nd

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for  The Blue Of The Night.

    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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