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 Monday 5 May 2014

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    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

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    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

    • 22:20
      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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