The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    Dec 22. Carl will be spending some quality time at home for the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Eamonn continues to pace the selections - and himself - during these early stages of his marathon Christmas run.

    Tonight, we'll hear a sample from a new CD of Schumann string quartets; recent Chick Corea; folk duo The Hut People; part of a cello sonata by Charles Alkan; Kate Bush, from "Directors' Cut"; the ambient electric guitar of Eivind Aarset (pictured, © Salvatore Bosco); 2 new seasonal recordings by Irish artists (see Blue Tunes below) including one from Caitriona O'Leary with Tom Jones and Rosanne Cash; folk artist Jackson C. Frank; jazz musician/composer/bandleader Sean Jones; and a reduction of Stravinsky's "The Rite Of Spring" for two piano-players. Please note: a slightly delayed commencement anticpated tonight - start-time of no later  than 10:10pm...


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 21 May 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Each night this week, we're airing selections from "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a brilliant 2014 re-working of eleven Leonard Cohen songs by the acclaimed Irish singer Christine Tobin

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland (directed by Paul Hillier); and Heresy Records' "The Wexford Carols" - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...



    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Medina Ii
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Violin)
      Album: Bigger Than Home (Recordno: SWR 52/13),, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 5:08
    • 22:07
      Title: High Life For Strings
      Composer: David Byrne
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Balanescu Quartet
      Album: Balanescu Quartet: Byrne/Moran/Lurie/Torke ~~ G338601, Argo, 4365652
      Duration: 4:34
    • 22:11
      Title: Old And Lost Rivers
      Composer: Picker, Tobias
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: American Barbecue, Sony Music, A 92988
      Duration: 4:38
    • 22:17
      Title: Pavane For A Dead Princess
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Eimear Quinn
      Performer(s): Eimear Quinn, (Harp), (Soprano Saxophone)
      Album: -- ~~
      Duration: 3:00
    • 22:20
      Title: Pavane For A Dead Princess
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Chucho Valdes (Piano)
      Performer(s): Chucho Valdes (Piano)
      Album: Fantasia Cubana - Chucho Valdes, Blue Note Records, 57189
      Duration: 4:58
    • 22:26
      Title: Sanctus -- Missa In Illo Tempore
      Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ensemble Vocal European
      Album: A New Sacred Art - Masses and Motets at the turn of the 17th century, Harmonia Mundi, HMX2958006
      Duration: 3:44
    • 22:30
      Title: Etudes-Tableaux - Lento Assai In A Minor, No.2
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set) (Recordno: 9013 / 20), Brilliant Classics, 9013 / 20
      Duration: 7:01
    • 22:39
      Title: Maggie And Milly And Molly And May
      Composer: Merchant, Natalie/E.E. Cummings
      Performer(s): Nathalie Merchant (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Nathalie Merchant (Vocals)
      Album: Leave Your Sleep (Recordno: 522304-2), Nonesuch, 522304-2
      Duration: 4:08
    • 22:43
      Title: It's All In The Game
      Composer: Dawes/Sigman
      Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)
      Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano), Gary Peacock (Bass), Jack Dejohnette (Drums)
      Album: The Out-Of-Towners, ECM Records, ECM 1900 981 9610
      Duration: 6:46
    • 22:50
      Title: String Quartet No. 3 (1985) (V) Blood Oath
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Album: The Dublin Guitar Quarttet Performs Philip Glass, Orange Mountain Music/Music Network, OMM 0092
      Duration: 3:32
    • 22:54
      Title: The Whirling Dervish
      Composer: Holland, Dave/Habichuela, Pepe
      Performer(s): Dave Holland (Bass); Pepe Habichuela (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Dave Holland (Bass); Pepe Habichuela (Guitar), Josemi Carmona (Gtr); Carlos Carmona (Gtr); Israel Porrina (Percussion); Juan Carmona (Percussion)
      Album: Hands - Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela (Recordno: Promo CD), Dare 2 Records, Promo CD
      Duration: 7:32
    • 23:02
      Title: Eileen Mcmahon
      Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan
      Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Eddi Reader
      Album: All the Way Home, Blix Street, G"-10201
      Duration: 6:09
    • 23:08
      Title: Lament For The Fallen
      Composer: Byrne, Brian
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Rté Concert Orchestra
      Album: Tales From The Walled City, Decca, B0017611 02
      Duration: 5:24
    • 23:16
      Title: String Quartet No.10 In E Flat Op.125 (1st Movement)
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals
      Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals
      Album: Schubert String Quartets -- HMC902121, harmonia mundi, HMC902121
      Duration: 9:22
    • 23:28
      Title: Embraceable You -- Embraceable You
      Composer: Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira
      Performer(s): Charlie Parker (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Charlie Parker (Alto Saxophone), Charlie Parker Quintet
      Album: Charlie Parker - In A Soulful Mood, Music Club, MCCD 620
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:29
      Title: Origin
      Composer: Taylor
      Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn); Johnny Taylor (Piano)
      Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn); Johnny Taylor (Piano), Damian Evans(Bass); Dominic Mullan (Drums): Julien Colarossi (Guitar)
      Album: In Transition, Lyte Records, LR026
      Duration: 8:50
    • 23:40
      Title: Need Your Love So Bad
      Composer: John Jnr, Mertis
      Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals), Johnny Taylor (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Bass), Dominic Mullan (Drums)
      Album: This Time The Dream's On Me (Recordno: CD001),, CD001
      Duration: 5:07
    • 23:47
      Title: Partita No. 3 In E Major For Solo Violin (Prelude)
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddle); Rob Moose (Tenor Gtr/Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddle); Rob Moose (Tenor Gtr/Mandolin)
      Album: In Double, Rob Moose Records, PROMO CD
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:50
      Title: Quintet For String Quartet And Double Bass (2nd Movement)
      Composer: Meyer, Edgar
      Performer(s): Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Eugene Drucker/Philip Setzer (Violin) Lawrence Dutton (Viola) David Finckel (Cello), Emerson String Quartet
      Album: Meyer Quintet / Rorem String Quartet No.4, Deutsche Grammophon, 4743212
      Duration: 5:39
    • 23:56
      Title: Acrostic Song From 'Final Alice'
      Composer: Tredici/Lewis Carroll
      Performer(s): Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Sarah Leonard (Soprano), The Sixteen
      Album: An American Collection ~~ CDC03321, Collins Classics, 12872
      Duration: 5:45
    • 00:04
      Title: Anthem
      Composer: Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Dave Whitford (Bass), Gwilym Simcock (Piano)
      Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep, Trail Belle Records, TBR03
      Duration: 6:37
    • 00:10
      Title: Stacks, Mountains
      Composer: Winter Aid
      Performer(s): Winter Aid
      Performer(s): Winter Aid
      Album: There Is A Light - Various Artists in Support of Forst Fortnight Mental Health Awarness, Bluestack Records, Bluestack Records
      Duration: 3:07
    • 00:16
      Title: Ma Ma Fc
      Composer: Sissoko, Ballake
      Performer(s): Ballake Sissoko (Kora/ Harp-Lute)
      Performer(s): Ballake Sissoko (Kora/ Harp-Lute), Vincent Segal (Cello)
      Album: Chamber Music (Recordno: NOF 532) ~~ PD SW, Songlines, NOF 532
      Duration: 5:13
    • 00:21
      Title: The Beloved And Her Lover
      Composer: Wilson, Ian
      Performer(s): Iarla O'Lionaird
      Performer(s): Iarla O'Lionaird, National Chamber Choir Of Ireland
      Album: One Day Fine, RTE LyricFM, RTE CD131
      Duration: 9:41
    • 00:32
      Title: Blue In Green
      Composer: Davis
      Performer(s): Miles Davis
      Performer(s): Miles Davis
      Album: Kind of Blue, Columbia/legacy, 88697 47627 2
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:36
      Title: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single Remix
      Composer: Bryars, Gavin
      Performer(s): Tom Waits
      Performer(s): Tom Waits
      Album: Gavin Bryars A Portrait, Decca, 4732962
      Duration: 4:02
    • 00:51
      Title: Railroad Man
      Composer: Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Moto.Tronic, Sony Classical, SK 93044
      Duration: 4:42
    • 00:57
      Title: Home Again
      Composer: King, Carole
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Liam Noble (Piano)
      Album: Tapestry Unravelled (Recordno: TRB01), Trail Belle Records, TRB01
      Duration: 3:07

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