The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 9 June 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

German experimental pianist Hauschka is under the Blue spotlight - prepared piano, exciting soundscapes, solo works plus his recent duet outing with violinist Hilary Hahn.

 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


Title: Dr Cheikh

Composer: Tomani and Sidiki Diabate

Performer(s): Tomani And Sidiki Diabate

Album: Toumani & Sidiki / World Circuit / WCD087

Duration: 2:57


Title: Chant From A Holy Book, Var. 1

Composer: Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch

Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Violoncello), Vassilis Tsabropoulos (Piano)

Album: Chants, Hymns and Dances (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ G4411/01 / ECM / ECM New Series 1888 981 9613

Duration: 6:12


Title: O Grande Amor

Composer: Jobim / de Moraes

Performer(s): Paula Morelenbaum (Vocals); Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano); Luiz Brasil (Guitar); Zeca Assumpcao (Bass); Marcos Suzano (Percussion)

Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto moto:tronic / sONY / Sk93044

Duration: 4:30


Title: String Quartet No.10 In E Flat Op.125 (1st Movement)

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals

Album: Schubert String Quartets -- HMC902121 / harmonia mundi / HMC902121

Duration: 9:22


Title: Geste Humain

Composer: Soyer, Alice

Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano), James Genus (Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums)

Album: Quartette Humaine (Recordno: 88765484712) / Okeh / 88765484712

Duration: 7:48


Title: Speak Low -- From "One Touch Of Venus"

Composer: Nash / Weill

Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Fred Hersch (Piano)

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

Duration: 5:30


Title: Freedom Flight/ Blackbird

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): Nicky Schrire (Vocals), Nick Paul (Piano), Sam Anning (Bass), Jake Goldbas (Drrums, Perc)

Album: Freedom Flight / Circavision Productions / CDP884-2

Duration: 7:38


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Earl Wild (Piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rachmaninoff Edition / Brilliant Classics

Duration: 10:25


Title: Di Questa Cetra In Seno

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Academy Of Ancient Music Berlin

Album: Italian Arias / Decca / 467248-2

Duration: 5:13


Title: Spark

Composer: Hauschka

Performer(s): Hauschka W/ Samuli Kosmimen

Album: Transcendentalism EP (Recordno LP13-19P) / Fat Cat Records / LP13-19P

Duration: 4:08


Title: Everybody's Talkin' -- Everybody S Talkin

Composer: Neil

Performer(s): Madeleine Peyroux (Vocal)

Album: Half The Perfect World ~~ B24221d / Rounder/Emarcy / 0602517032798

Duration: 5:10


Title: Carolan's Farewell To Music -- Not Available

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)

Album: Calvados ~~ R310709

Duration: 5:26


Title: Basse Breton Rhapsody

Composer: Stevenson

Performer(s): Savourna Stevenson (Harps), Aine Ní Dhubhghaill (Harp), Danny Thompson (Bass), Jim Sutherland (Percussion)

Album: Cutting the Chord / Eclectic / Eclcd9308

Duration: 5:52


Title: The Shamrock Shore

Composer: Carr, Devlin, Fean, O'Connor, Lockhart

Performer(s): Horslips

Album: Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (Bonus Track Version) / Janet Records / Oats Label(Celtic Airs)

Duration: 4:34


Title: Afterwards

Composer: Lord, Jon

Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things / Avie / AV2190

Duration: 3:01


Title: This Woman's Work --

Composer: Bush, Kate

Performer(s): Theo Bleckmann ( Vocals, Live Electronic Voice Processing, Toy Piano, Glockenspiel, Caxixi), Skuli Sverrisson (Elec Bass), John Hollenbeck (Drums, Perc, Crotales), Henry Hey (Piano, Minimoog, Fender Rhodes, Prepared Harpsichord)M Caleb Burhans (Electric Violin & Guitar)

Album: Theo Bleckmann: the Music of Kate Bush (Hello Earth) / Winter & Winter / W&W 910 183-2

Duration: 4:00


Title: Around And About (1st Movement) The Garden

Composer: Farrell, Ciaran

Performer(s): Sinead Farrell (Flute), Roger Moffat (Vibraphone)

Album: Perfect State - The Music Of Ciarán Farrell (Recordno: Rtelyricfmcd113) ~~ H878506 / RTÉ lyric fm / Rtelyricfmcd113

Duration: 3:09


Title: Violin Sonata In A (1st Movement)

Composer: Franck, Cesar

Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)

Album: Jacquline Du Pre: A Cello Recital (Recordno: Hmv5731822) ~~ D307610 / EMI / Hmv5731822

Duration: 6:23


Title: Z Twig

Composer: Aphex Twin

Performer(s): Aphex Twin (Richard D. James)

Album: Selected Ambient Works 2 ~~ CIR- LB / Warp Records / WARPCD021

Duration: 2:05


Title: Cradle Song [Hoy Nazan]

Composer: Komitas / Mansurian / Winstone / Rosetti

Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocal), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax), Glauco Venier (Piano)

Album: Stories Yet To Tell ~~ PD RB / ECM Records / ECM 2158 2737426

Duration: 4:33


Title: String Quartet No.2 - Ii (Part 1) Lento

Composer: Antheil, George

Performer(s): The Mondriaan String Quartet

Album: George Antheil - String Quartets / Etcetera / KTC 1093

Duration: 4:31


Title: Dark Was The Night

Composer: Rooder, Ry & Dickinson, Jim

Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Guitar), Harry Dean Stanton (Voice), Jim Dickinson, David Lindley

Album: Paris, Texas OST / Warner Bros / 7599 25270 2

Duration: 2:52


Title: Still I Stay

Composer: Casey, Karan

Performer(s): Karan Casey (Vocals/Piano); Mick Flannery (Vocals)

Album: Two More Hours / Crow Valley Music / CVCD0004

Duration: 5:15


Title: My One And Only Love -- Not Available

Composer: Mellin/Wood

Performer(s): John Coltrane (Saxophone), Mccoy Tyner (Piano), Jimmy Garrison (Bass), Elvin Jones (Drums)

Album: The Gentle Side of John Coltrane / Impulse / GRP11072

Duration: 4:56


Title: Frida Kahlo's Visit To The Taybridge Bar

Composer: Marra, Michael

Performer(s): Michael Marra (Vocals), Patsy Seddon (Harp); Christopher Marra(Guitars); Ged Grimes(Bass); Derek Thomson (Piano)

Album: Posted Sober / Inner City Sound records / ICS001

Duration: 3:05


Title: Dreamland

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Piano), Chaka Khan (Vocals), Don Alias, Jaco Pastorius, Airto, Alejandro Acuna, Manola Badrena (Percussion)

Album: Don Juan's Reckless Daughter / Elektra / Asylum / 263 003

Duration: 4:38


Title: North Atlantic

Composer: Hahn, Hilary/ Bertelmann, Volker

Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin); Volker Bertelmann (Prep Piano)

Album: Silfra / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 0303

Duration: 6:49



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