The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 5 May 2014

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

 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

22:20

Title: Mclaughlin's Strathspey

Composer: Fraser, Alasdair

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), 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), 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 (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), 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

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), 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), 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), 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), 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)

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)

Album: Gourmet Jazz ~~ PD CC / Linn records / AKD 268

Duration: 3:07

23:54

Title: Branchings

Composer: Parks, Aaron

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)

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), 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), 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), 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)

Album: The Lark Descending / Ruf / Rufcd10

Duration: 8:00

00:32

Title: The Flower Of Magherally

Composer: Trad Arr 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)

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), 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), 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), 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)

Album: Guitar Moods - The Ultimate Collection / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 1281

Duration: 2:00

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