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 Thursday 5 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: Michelle

Composer: Woods, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)

Album: Stories for Solo Guitar / Chris Woods Groove / Chris Woods Groove Download

Duration: 4:41


Title: No Me Llores Mas

Composer: Grinan, Luis Martinez

Performer(s): Nah Youn Sun (Vocal), Guaillaume Naud (E.Piano), David Georgelet (Perc), Vincent Peirani Accordian), Anel Chanfrault (Cello), Olivier Aude (Gtrs, Bass, Perc, Editing, Backing Vcls)

Album: Down By Love (Recordno: CCk-8247) / BIS Music / CCk-8247

Duration: 4:42


Title: Newark Airport 2

Composer: Lola Perrin

Performer(s): Lola Perrin (Piano)

Album: Fragile Light / World Quarter Music / WQMR00106LP

Duration: 2:31


Title: Violin Sonata No 3 (1st Movement) Slow

Composer: Delius, Frederick

Performer(s): Susanne Stanzeleit (Violin), Gustav Fenyo (Piano)

Album: Delius Violin Sonatas (Complete) - Susanne Stanzeleit (violin) / NAXOS / 8572261

Duration: 6:07


Title: Ubi Caritas -- Not Available

Composer: Durufle, Maurice

Performer(s): Winchester Cathedral Choir

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 724356178922) / Virgin / 724356178922

Duration: 2:36


Title: Here's To Life

Composer: Butler / Molinary

Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocals), Till Brönner (Trumpet); Alex Minasian (Piano); Curtis Lundy (Double Bass); Steve Williams (Drums)

Album: A Beautiful Friendship - A Tribute to Shirley Horn / Gearbox Records / GB1515

Duration: 4:11


Title: Oh, Heavenly Salvation

Composer: Brecht / Weill

Performer(s): The Persuasions (Vocals)

Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046) / Sony Classical / SK 63046

Duration: 3:36


Title: Hamadoun Toure

Composer: Tomani and Sidiki Diabate

Performer(s): Tomani And Sidiki Diabate

Album: Toumani & Sidiki / World Circuit / WCD087

Duration: 5:21


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Richard Goode (Piano), Budapest Festival Orchestra

Album: Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos / Nonesuch / 075597992830

Duration: 8:07


Title: Concerto For Harmonica And Orchestra - Movement Ii - Andante

Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Performer(s): Sigmund Groven (Harmonica), Norwegian Radio Orchestra,

Album: Philharmonica - Sigmund Groven, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Christian Eggen: Conductor / Grappa Musikkforlag / PPC9050

Duration: 6:31


Title: Jitterbug Waltz

Composer: Waller, Fats

Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Toots Thielemans (Harmonica), Martin Taylor, Marc Fosset (Guitars), Brian Torff (Bass)

Album: Bringing It Together / LiSem Enterprises / DKM801

Duration: 3:58


Title: Eileen Mcmahon

Composer: Trad arr Jordan/Tallroth/Ljunggren

Performer(s): Kathy Jordan(Vocals/Autoharp); Eddi Reader (Vocals), Roger Tallroth (Guitars); Olav Johansson (Nykelharpa);

Album: All the Way Home -- G2-10201 ~~ PD CC / Blix Street Records / G2-10201

Duration: 6:09


Title: Martha

Composer: Waits, Tom

Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)

Album: Asylum Years ~~ B21755c / WEA / 7559604942

Duration: 4:29


Title: Desert Rain

Composer: David Lanz

Performer(s): Session Orchestra

Album: The Best Of Narada New Age (Recordno: 72438-12157-2-2) / Narada / 72438-12157-2-2

Duration: 3:30


Title: Pretty Little Martha

Composer: Wainwright, Loudon

Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Banjo)

Album: Final Exam / Acadia / ACAD 8143

Duration: 2:30


Title: Felicidade

Composer: de Moraes, Vincius/Jobim AC

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)

Album: Cayendo ~~ PD CC / Sonatina Records / SR001

Duration: 4:10


Title: (Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life

Composer: Burke/Leslie

Performer(s): Madeleine Peyroux (Vocal)

Album: Michael Parkinson - My Life in Music - CD2 / Reprise / 2564 69350 6

Duration: 3:15


Title: Glade

Composer: Arcoleo, Josh

Performer(s): Josh Arcoleo (Tenor Saxophone), Ivo Neame (Piano), Callum Gourlay (Double Bass), James Maddren (Drums)

Album: Beginnings - Josh Arcoleo / Edition Records / EDN1030

Duration: 5:34


Title: She Moves Through The Fair

Composer: Trad arr Shorter

Performer(s): Wayne Shorter (Tenor/Sop Sax), Brian Blade (Drums), Danilo Perez( Piano) John Patitucci (Bass)

Album: Alegria / Verve / 543 558-2

Duration: 4:39


Title: Suite From The Fairy Queen - Prelude Rondeau

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Piers Adams (Recorder) Julia Bishop (Violin) Angela East (Cello) Howard Beach (Harpsichord), Red Priest

Album: Nightmare in Venice / Vivaldi, Corelli, LeStrange and others / Dorian Recordings / DOR90305

Duration: 4:28


Title: If Grief Has Any Pow'r To Kill

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: If Grief Could Wait / ECM / ECM 2226 277 7197

Duration: 3:05


Title: I Feel A Smile Coming On

Composer: Wood, Chris

Performer(s): Two Duos Quartet

Album: Half As Happy As We (Recordno: Rufcd07) / Ruf Records / Rufcd07

Duration: 5:36


Title: A Whole Life Lived

Composer: Wood, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Wood, Neil Harland (Bass), Justin Mitchell (Hammond)

Album: None the Wiser / RUF / RUFCD013

Duration: 4:36


Title: Back At The Chicken Shack

Composer: Smith, Jimmy

Performer(s): Jimmy Smith (Hammond Organ)

Album: The Hammond Organ Collection (Recordno: 7243 5 25896 2 3) / HMV / 7243 5 25896 2 3

Duration: 8:02


Title: Dream --

Composer: Mercer, Johnny

Performer(s): Jimmy Scott (Vocals), Milt Jackson (Vibes), Junior Mance (Piano), Ron Carter (Bass), Peyton Crossley (Drums)

Album: Dream (Recordno: 9362-45629-2) / Sire / Warner Bros / Blue Horizon / 9362-45629-2

Duration: 4:44


Title: St Christopher Water

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Mumblin Deaf Ro

Album: Dictionary Crimes / Popical Island / PI 515

Duration: 4:05


Title: Nocturne In D Flat Major Op.27 No.2: Lento Sostenuto

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Lang Lang

Album: Lang Lang Live at Carnegie Hall / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777564

Duration: 6:41


Title: Starless

Composer: Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James

Performer(s): Rachel Unthank (Vocals), The Unthanks, Lizzie Jones (Trumpet),

Album: The Unthanks: Last ~~ PD RB / EMI / 095 5942

Duration: 6:00


Title: Prelude: Song Of The Gulls

Composer: Fripp, Robert

Performer(s): Robin Miller (Oboe), Mark Charig (Cornet), Harry Miller (String Bass); King Crimson

Album: Islands - King Crimson 40th Anniversary Series / Panegyric / KCSP4

Duration: 4:16



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

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