The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 30 June 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Born on July 4, Stephen Foster is under the Blue spotlight. This week we honour the "father of American music "with a variety of artists and interpretations.

 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: Les Abeilles

Composer: Marya

Performer(s): Rupa & The April Fishes

Album: Extraordinary Rendition / Cumbancha / CMB-CD-7

Duration: 5:39


Title: Aubade

Composer: Moran, Jason

Performer(s): Jason Moran ( Piano), Marvin Swell (Guitar),Tarus Mateen (Bass), Nasheet Waits (Drums)

Album: Some Mother (Recordno: 72435 71781 2 9 ) / Blue Note- EMI / 72435 71781 2 9

Duration: 4:29


Title: Cello Suite No.6 In D Major (4th Movement) Sarabande

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello)

Album: Bach: The Cello Suites - Steven Isserlis - Disk 2 / Hyperion Records / CDA67542

Duration: 4:35


Title: Prelude From Cello Suite No. 6

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp), Aisling Drury Byrne (Cello) Karin Leitner (Flute)

Album: Just So Bach (Recordno: CD1906) / CD1906

Duration: 4:33


Title: Seoithin Seo

Composer: Trad arr Brenna/deBarra

Performer(s): Cormac De Barra (Harp/Vocals/Keys); Moya Brennan (Harp/Keys/Vocals)

Album: Affinity: Harps and Voices / Beo Records / BEOCD005

Duration: 4:05


Title: Chiquilín De Bachín

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Mariana Flores (Soprano), Capella Mediterranea

Album: Una Utopia Argentina / AMBRONAY / AMY034

Duration: 5:14


Title: Ice Cream --

Composer: Sheridan, Karen

Performer(s): Slow Skies

Album: Silhouettes -- PROMO EP / Sleeping Giants Records / PROMO EP

Duration: 4:15


Title: Soundings - Movement I - Andante Non Troppo

Composer: Martin, Neil

Performer(s): Cliona Doris (Harp), John Finucane (Clarinet), John Lynch (Viola)

Album: A Pale Yellow Sky - Cliona Doris / RTE Lyric fm / CD115

Duration: 5:04


Title: On Saturday Afternoons In 1963

Composer: Rickie Lee Jones

Performer(s): Rickie Lee Jones (Vox, Piano)

Album: Ricky Lee Jones / Warner Brothers / 3296-2

Duration: 2:35


Title: Wiosna

Composer: Matinier, Jean-Louis

Performer(s): Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: Inventio / ECM Records / ECM 2348 375 9429

Duration: 4:46


Title: Davenport Blues -- Not Available

Composer: Beiderbecke, Bix

Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Guitar), David Sherr (Clarinet), Harvey Pittel (Sax), Tom Collier (Vibraphone), Tom Pedrini (Bass)

Album: Jazz (Recordno: 7599-27355-2) / Warner Brothers / 7599-27355-2

Duration: 2:05


Title: Lover Man -- Not Available

Composer: Davis / Sherman / Ramirez

Performer(s): Blossom Dearie (Vocals/Pno)

Album: Blossom Dearie - Four Classic Albums Plus ~~ CDE04298 / Avid Jazz / AMSC967

Duration: 2:48


Title: Ubi Caritas Et Amor

Composer: Lauridsen, Morten

Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia, Polyphony

Album: Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Latin Motets / Hyperion / CDA67449

Duration: 7:02


Title: Penselstrok

Composer: Johansen / Moe

Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Gothic Harp, Italian Triple Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin), Sveinung Lilleheier (Guitar, Dobro, Voice), Miguel Angel Cordero (Dbl Bass, Voice), David Mayoral (Percussion)

Album: Hirundo Maris (Recordno: 2227 278 4395) / ECM / ECM New Series 2227 278 4395

Duration: 5:19


Title: What A Wonderful World

Composer: Thiele/ Weiss

Performer(s): Robert Wyatt (Voice, Brushes), Gilad Atzmon (Alto Sax), Richard Pryce (Bass), Sigamos String Quartet

Album: For The Ghosts Within - Wyatt/ Atzmon/ Stephen / Domino / WIGCD263

Duration: 4:51


Title: Shipbuilding -- Not Available

Composer: Costello / Langer

Performer(s): Robert Wyatt (Vocal)

Album: Storytellers / Nectar / NTRCD012

Duration: 3:05


Title: Violin Concerto No.4 In D (2nd Movement) Andante Cantabile

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Nigel Kennedy, Polish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Beethoven & Mozart: Violin Concertos - Kennedy ~~ D474705 / EMI Classics / 3953732

Duration: 7:53


Title: Piece En Forme De Habanera -- Piece En Forme De Habanera

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Judith Stillman (Piano)

Album: The Essential Wynton Marsalis ~~ E408401 / Sony Classical / 88697095792

Duration: 3:17


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

Performer(s): Miles Davis (Flugelhorn, Trumpet), Orchestra Directed By Gil Evans

Album: Sketches of Spain / Columbia / Legacy / 88697 43949 2

Duration: 16:24


Title: Port An Deoraí / An Phis Fluich

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Paul Dooley (Harp)

Album: Masters of Irish Harp / RTE lyric fm / CD132

Duration: 3:07


Title: The Guiding Moon (3rd Movement)

Composer: Martin, Neil

Performer(s): Matt Molloy (Flute), West Ocean String Quartet

Album: The Guiding Moon / West Ocean Records / WORCD101

Duration: 6:26


Title: Antartica

Composer: Coldrick, Pat

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)

Album: City Jam

Duration: 6:10


Title: Hard Times Come Again No More

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): James Taylor (Guitar & Vocal), Mark O'Connor (Violin); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Edgar Meyer (Bass)

Album: Appalachian Journey / Sony / Sk66782

Duration: 3:43


Title: Swanee River

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): Django Reinhardt (Guitar) & Stephane Grappelli (Violin)

Album: Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli - I Got Rhythm! (Recordno: PRCD 78110) ~~ E290203 / Past Perfect / PRCD 78110

Duration: 3:06


Title: Ceol Rince Ros Mhic Threoin

Composer: Sweeney, Eric

Performer(s): Finghin Collins; Dearbhla Collins; Alexander Bernstein-Pianos

Album: New Music...New Ireland / Contemporary Music Centre / one

Duration: 4:26


Title: Intuition

Composer: Feist

Performer(s): Feist

Album: The Reminder / Polydor / 9848785

Duration: 4:36


Title: Intuition

Composer: Gustavsen, Tord

Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone), Mats Eilertsen (Double Bass), Jarle Vspestad (Drums)

Album: The Well - Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Recordno: ECM 2237 278 5896) / ECM Records / ECM 2237 278 58

Duration: 4:33


Title: I Do It For Your Love

Composer: Simon

Performer(s): Bill Evans

Album: Affinity / Warner Bros / 7599273872

Duration: 7:17


Title: Still Crazy After All These Years -- Not Available

Composer: Simon, Paul

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: 4:32


Title: Clarinet Quintet In F Sharp Minor (2nd Movement) Larghetto Affetuoso

Composer: Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel

Performer(s): The Nash Ensemble

Album: Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet / Clarinet Quintet - Nash Ensemble / Hyperion / CDA67590

Duration: 6:28


Title: Con Que La Lavara?

Composer: Montsalvatge, Xavier

Performer(s): Victoria De Los Angeles, Orchestre De La Societe Des Concerts Du Conservatoire

Album: The Fabulous Victoria de Los Angeles / EMI Classics / 7243 5 65061 2 1

Duration: 2:25



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