The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 2 June 2014

The Blue of the Shortest Night Live, Wednesday June 21st at 10pm

Join Carl Corcoran 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 presents an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up includes 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 brings 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 stars 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 guarantees that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Berlin-based Agnes Obel is from Denmark originally. This week, we feature songs and instrumentals from the 2 albums she's recorded to date, including the late 2013 release Aventine

Louis Remembered

It's been a sad year for the music world with the loss of many iconic figures. One of our own legends, jazz guitarist Louis Stewart left us earlier this year. Louis' musical legacy is recognised and lauded in the international jazz world. At home in Ireland, where he chose to base himself even at the peak of his international fame, he became a friend and mentor to many in a burgeoning jazz community. His loss is immense. In March 2014, Louis was the featured artist on The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran. This special programme features many of Louis' wonderful performances and his chat with Carl, recalling his early days and the highlights of his international career.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In D Flat, 2nd Movement Andante Assai

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Sound of Vladimir Ashkenazy / Classicfm / CFMGA06

Duration: 4:39


Title: Can't We Be Friends?

Composer: Swift / James

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals), Louis Armstrong (Vocals, Trumpet), Oscar Peterson (Piano), Herb Ellis (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), Buddy Rich (Drums)

Album: Ella And Louis (Recordno: 825 373-2) / Verve / 825 373-2

Duration: 3:48


Title: A Man Needs A Maid

Composer: Young, Neil

Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Harvest / Reprise / 7599-27239-2

Duration: 4:05


Title: After The Goldrush

Composer: Young, Neil

Performer(s): Patti Smith (Vocals)

Album: Banga / Columbia / 88697222175

Duration: 4:10


Title: Find The Cost Of Freedom

Composer: Stills, Stephen

Performer(s): Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young

Album: So Far - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young / Atlantic / 7567-82648-2

Duration: 2:01


Title: Piano Quintet In G Minor (2nd Movement)

Composer: Suk, Josef

Performer(s): Nash Ensemble

Album: Josef Suk Piano Quartet, Four Pieces & Piano Quintet (Recordno: Cda67448) ~~ H743009 / Hyperion / Cda67448

Duration: 9:55


Title: Blues In Blueprint

Composer: Ellington, Duke

Performer(s): Harry Carney (Bass Clarinet), Ray Nance (Trumpet), Duke Ellington Orchestra

Album: Blues In Orbit / Columbia / Legacy / 512915 2

Duration: 3:43


Title: Milonga Del Angel -- Milonga Del Angel

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Nestor Marconi, Frank Corless, Edwin Barker

Album: Yo-Yo Ma - Soul of the Tango - The Music of Astor Piazzolla / Sony Classical / SK 63122

Duration: 6:40


Title: Martha

Composer: Waits, Tom

Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)

Album: Asylum Years ~~ B21755c / WEA / 7559604942

Duration: 4:29


Title: Homage To Greene

Composer: Aarset, Eivind

Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops), Jan Bang (Samples, Programming)

Album: Dream Logic (Recordno: ECM 2301 371 3657) / ECM Records / ECM 2301 371 3657

Duration: 5:30


Title: Symphony No.1 In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto

Composer: Lyapunov, Sergei

Performer(s): Moscow State Symphony

Album: Sergei Lyapunov - Symphony No.1 / Olympia / OCD 519

Duration: 11:15


Title: Rainbow Over Sligo

Composer: Wickham, Steve; Stonier, Nigel

Performer(s): No Crows, Steve Wickham

Album: Waiting for the Tide / WHRL / WHRL 0016

Duration: 3:36


Title: Over The Sea To Skye

Composer: MacHale, Simon(music); Robert Louis Stevenson

Performer(s): Simon Mchale (Vocals, Programming; Guitars, Keys), Annette Buckley (Vocals); Sinead O'Halloran (Cello); John Machale (Drums)

Album: Let Down Those Old Defences / Eire Supply / Eire Supply

Duration: 3:08


Title: Let The Slave / The Price

Composer: Blake / Westbrook

Performer(s): Phil Minton (Voice), Mike Westbrook (Piano, Recitation), Mike Westbrook Brass Band, The Senior Girls Choir Of Blackheath Conservatoire

Album: Glad Day - Settings of William Blake / Enja Records / ENJ-9376 2

Duration: 11:28


Title: Old And Lost Rivers

Composer: Picker, Tobias

Performer(s): The London Symphony Orchestra

Album: American Barbecue / Sony Music / A 92988

Duration: 4:38


Title: Hawthorn (Slow Movement)

Composer: Sackman, Nicholas

Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra

Album: A Round-Up Of NMC (Sampler) / NMC / NMC D051

Duration: 5:21


Title: Down By The Sally Gardens -- Not Available

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Members Of The City Of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers

Album: The Lark In The Clear Air ~~ C434504 / Collegium / Colcd120

Duration: 2:50


Title: Hollow Point

Composer: Wood, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Gangadeen(Drums); Robert Jarvis (Trombone); Barney Morse Brown(Cello)

Album: Handmade Life / English Accoustic Collective / RUFCD012

Duration: 7:28


Title: What's New?

Composer: Burke/ Haggart

Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Clifford Brown (Trumpet)

Album: Gil Evans & Clifford Brown / Emarcy / 8382922

Duration: 5:00


Title: Nocturne No. 11 In F Sharp Minor Op. 104 No. 1

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)

Album: Faure: Piano Music complete - Jean-Philippe Collard - Disk 1 / Brilliant Classics / 93007

Duration: 4:24


Title: La Catedral - Movement I - Preludio (Saudade)

Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)

Album: Music Of Barrios - David Russell / Telrac / CD-80373

Duration: 2:04


Title: England Has My Man

Composer: O'Neill, Lisa

Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill (Guitar/Vocals), Mossy Nolan (Guitar,Bouzouki); David Kitt (Various Instruments/Vocals)

Album: Same Cloth Or Not / Lisa O'Neill/Domino / LONCD002

Duration: 3:15


Title: Weep You No More

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)

Album: Garden of Early Delights ~~ PD IT / Linn / CKD 291

Duration: 2:15



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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