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 Monday 5 May 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh are on an Irish tour this month and on the radio all this week on Blue

    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

    • 22:20
      Title: Mclaughlin's Strathspey
      Composer: Fraser, Alasdair
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) & Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) & Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Album: Highlander's Farewell: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Culburnie Records, CUL CD123D
      Duration: 4:16
    • 22:33
      Title: My Boat
      Composer: Laveaux, Melissa
      Performer(s): Melissa Laveaux (Guitar/ Vocals)
      Performer(s): Melissa Laveaux (Guitar/ Vocals), Rob Reid (Tabla), Martin Gamet (Bass)
      Album: Melissa: Laveaux: Camphor and Copper, No Format, 5312680
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:38
      Title: St Paul's Suite (3rd Movement) Intermezzo
      Composer: Holst, Gustav
      Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin), Hilary James (Bass)
      Album: The English Mandolin - Simon Mayor, Cdacs, 025
      Duration: 3:42
    • 22:53
      Title: The M1 Reel
      Composer: Power
      Performer(s): Brendan Power (Harm)
      Performer(s): Brendan Power (Harmonica), Andy Irvine (Mandolin); Rens Van Der Zalm (Mandolin)
      Album: Tradish, Tethink, 109
      Duration: 3:04
    • 22:56
      Title: It'll Happen
      Composer: Punch Brothers
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin, Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin, Vocals), Punch Brothers (Band)
      Album: Punch, Nonesuch, 7559-79982-8
      Duration: 3:06
    • 23:05
      Title: Paul - A Little Talk With Paul
      Composer: Arnold, David.
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Album: Paul - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Recordno: Not Available), Universal, 5333009
      Duration: 1:21
    • 23:21
      Title: Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Gives To Me
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Sax)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Sax), Bob Brookmeyer (Valve Trombone), Hank Jones (Celeste) Et Al
      Album: Tonite's Music Today, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27233
      Duration: 5:49
    • 23:28
      Title: Gone With The Wind
      Composer: Wrubel / Magidson
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guitar), John Simmons (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)
      Album: Music For Torching / Velvet Mood, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27317
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:32
      Title: Passing Away
      Composer: Harper, Colin
      Performer(s): Colin Harper (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Colin Harper (Guitars), Alan Mcclure (Violin), Una Donnelly (2nd Violin), Kerry Bryson (Cello)
      Album: Titanium Flag Volume One - The Ice Museum Suite (Recordno: myspace.com/titaniumflag), Independent, myspace.com/titaniumflag
      Duration: 3:42
    • 23:35
      Title: All Alright
      Composer: Sigur Ros
      Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal), Sigur Rós
      Album: With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly - Sigur Ros, EMI Records, 5099922872821
      Duration: 6:21
    • 23:48
      Title: Five Impromptus - Movement Iii - Elegiaco
      Composer: Bennett, Richard Rodney
      Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)
      Album: British Guitar Music - Graham Anthony Devine, Naxos, 8.557040
      Duration: 2:04
    • 23:51
      Title: World Weary
      Composer: Coward, Noel
      Performer(s): Richard Rodney Bennett (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Richard Rodney Bennett (Vocals, Piano)
      Album: Gourmet Jazz ~~ PD CC, Linn records, AKD 268
      Duration: 3:07
    • 23:54
      Title: Branchings
      Composer: Parks, Aaron
      Performer(s): Aaron Parks (Piano)
      Performer(s): Aaron Parks (Piano)
      Album: Arborescence (Recordno: ECM 2338 374 4401), ECM Records, ECM 2338 374 4401
      Duration: 5:11
    • 00:02
      Title: Widow's Grove
      Composer: Waits/Brennan
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Album: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, ANTI-, 6844-2
      Duration: 4:58
    • 00:05
      Title: Magnetized
      Composer: Veirs, Laura
      Performer(s): Laura Veirs (Vocal, Guitar, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Laura Veirs (Vocal, Guitar, Keyboards), Steve Moore (Keyboards), Karl Blau (Bass, Guitar, Keyboards), Tucker Martine (Drums)
      Album: Year of Meteors, Nonesuch, 7559-79893-2
      Duration: 2:37
    • 00:08
      Title: The Winner Takes It All
      Composer: Ulvaues / Anderson
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals), Morten Qvenild (Piano, Various Instruments)
      Album: Antologie - Solveig Slettahjell, Jazzland, 602527785349
      Duration: 4:40
    • 00:14
      Title: Five Pieces In Folk Style - Ii. In F Major
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano), Orchestre Philharmonique De Liege
      Album: Schumann - Anne Gastinel, Naive, V 4897
      Duration: 3:57
    • 00:24
      Title: Lord Bateman -- Not Available
      Composer: Trad Arr Wood
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Lark Descending, Ruf, Rufcd10
      Duration: 8:00
    • 00:32
      Title: The Flower Of Magherally
      Composer: Trad Arr Altan
      Performer(s): Altan
      Performer(s): Altan, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Vocals); Marie Askin (Piano)
      Album: Her Infinite Variety Celtic Women In Music & Song Vol. 1, Green Linnet, GLCD1109
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:36
      Title: Return To Saturn
      Composer: Fripp / Travis
      Performer(s): Theo Travis (Reeds), Robert Fripp (Electric Guitar, Frippertronics)
      Performer(s): Theo Travis (Reeds), Robert Fripp (Electric Guitar, Frippertronics)
      Album: Follow - Travis & Fripp, Panegyric, GYRSP1
      Duration: 6:49
    • 00:43
      Title: Sea Dream
      Composer: Tanikawa, Koko
      Performer(s): Kazumi Watanabe (Electric Guitar, Guitar Synth)
      Performer(s): Kazumi Watanabe (Electric Guitar, Guitar Synth), Janek Gwizdala (Bass)
      Album: Tricoroll - Kazumi Watanabe (Recordno: CR212), Cristal Records, CR212
      Duration: 4:42
    • 00:49
      Title: I Just Don´T Know What To Do With Myself
      Composer: Bacharach / David
      Performer(s): Rigmor Gustafsson (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Rigmor Gustafsson (Vocal), Radio String Quartet Vienna, Bernie Mallinger (Violin), Johannes Dickbauer (Violin), Cynthia Liao (Viola)
      Album: Calling You - Rigmor Gustafsson, ACT Records, 9722-2
      Duration: 3:57
    • 00:52
      Title: Painted From Memory
      Composer: Bacharach / Costello
      Performer(s): Cassandra Wilson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Cassandra Wilson (Vocals), Bill Frisell (Guitars)
      Album: The Sweetest Punch, Decca, 559 865-2
      Duration: 4:10
    • 00:57
      Title: Here Comes The Sun
      Composer: Harrison, George
      Performer(s): Goran Sollscher (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Goran Sollscher (Guitar)
      Album: Guitar Moods - The Ultimate Collection, Deutsche Grammophon, 479 1281
      Duration: 2:00

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