The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Thursday's programme...

    July 23: Tonight, Eamonn sits in for Carl to link up Patty Griffin, ahead of her September date in Dublin; a new recording of Grieg's "Lyric Pieces" by Spanish pianist Javier Perianes; jazz wunderkind Joey Alexander; part of a Shostakovich cello sonata; singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbert (pictured), in advance of an Irish tour that starts in Wexford at the end of the month; 2 x Scott Joplin; an orchestration of Pete Townshend's "Quadrophenia"; jazz singer Helen Merrill (see BLUE TUNES, below); and guitarist Antoine Berthiaume. 10pm start...

    Mon 27th - Thurs 30th July: Carl's on his holidays this week. Ellen Cranitch will be here to help us wind down with the usual blend of tasteful late-night selections, including a nightly nocturne or two (see below).

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 1 July 2014

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    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.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Helen Merrill; July 20th - 26th

    Helen Merrill (pictured) sang with Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Though her first album was arranged by Quincy Jones (and featured trumpeter Clifford Brown), this American artist has achieved greatest recognition while living in Europe and Japan. Hear Helen recorded with Gordon Beck, Stan Getz, Hank Jones et al, all this week on BLUE.

    July 27th - August 2nd

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for  The Blue Of The Night.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:01
      Title: Early Sun Polska
      Composer: Mckay, Caitriona
      Performer(s): Caitriona Mckay (Harp)
      Performer(s): Caitriona Mckay (Harp), Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: Foogy, Olov Johansson, OJM009
      Duration: 3:58
    • 22:05
      Title: Automne -- Not Available
      Composer: Grappelli
      Performer(s): Maeve Gilchrist (Harp/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Maeve Gilchrist (Harp/Vocals), Mike Block(Cello); Aidan O'Donnell (Bass); Darol Anger(Violin);
      Album: Song of Delight, Adventure Music, AMA1066 2
      Duration: 5:40
    • 22:13
      Title: Violin Sonata No.2 (2nd Movement) Andante Tranquillo
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Renaud Capucon (Violin)
      Performer(s): Renaud Capucon (Violin), Nicolas Angelich (Piano)
      Album: Brahms Violin Sonatas 1 to 3, Virgin, 724354573125
      Duration: 6:45
    • 22:20
      Title: Se Voce Me Ama
      Composer: Gardot, Melody/Pereira, Heitor
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocal) Heitor Pereira (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocal) Heitor Pereira (Vocal), John Leftwich (Bass), Paulihno Dacosta (Percussion), Jim Keltner, Peter Erskine (Drums), Heitor Pereira & His Orchestra
      Album: Melody Gardot - The Absence, Decca, LSCD1-2004
      Duration: 4:52
    • 22:33
      Title: Something Good --
      Composer: Rodgers, Richard
      Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Anne Sofie Von Otter (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Anne Sofie Von Otter (Vocal)
      Album: Love Songs -- 2CD V 5241, Naive, 2CD V 5241
      Duration: 3:22
    • 22:38
      Title: Al Birwa
      Composer: Brahem, Anouar
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Khaled Yassine (Darbouka, Bendir)
      Album: The Astounding Eyes of Rita - Anouar Brahem, ECM Records 2075, 179 8628
      Duration: 4:51
    • 22:46
      Title: Partita - Gigue
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Andrew Lawrence King (Harp)
      Performer(s): Andrew Lawrence King (Harp)
      Album: Die Davidsharfe - King David's Harp / Andrew Lawrence King - Baroque Harp, BMG Entertainment, 05472773862
      Duration: 2:32
    • 22:49
      Title: All That Fall
      Composer: Colohan
      Performer(s): Agitated Radio Pilot (David Colohan- Vocals)
      Performer(s): Agitated Radio Pilot (David Colohan- Vocals), Maja Elliott (Keyboard)
      Album: World Winding Down, David Colohan, Download
      Duration: 3:40
    • 22:55
      Title: Stormy Weather -- Not Available
      Composer: Arlen, Harold/Koehler, Ted
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals)
      Album: Summertime, UCJ, 9831113
      Duration: 3:40
    • 22:57
      Title: Our Song
      Composer: Pepper, Art
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone), Stanley Cowell (Piano), Howard Roberts (Guitar), Cecil Mcbee (Bass), Carl Burnett (Drums)
      Album: Winter Moon, Galaxy, OJCCD-677-2
      Duration: 5:32
    • 23:05
      Title: Film En Miniature H.148 - Movement Iii - Berceuse
      Composer: Martinu, Bohuslav
      Performer(s): Lada Valesova (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lada Valesova (Piano)
      Album: Lada Valesova - Intimate Studies (Piano music by Janacek, Haas, Martinu, Suk), Avie Records, AV2142
      Duration: 3:04
    • 23:08
      Title: White Man Sleeps - Fourth Dance
      Composer: Volans, Kevin
      Performer(s): Brian Bolger
      Performer(s): Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, Cian O'Hara, Andrew Olwil
      Album: Deleted Pieces - Dublin Guitar Quartet ~~ G460808, Greyslate Records, GREYCD014
      Duration: 8:08
    • 23:18
      Title: The Meaning Of Love
      Composer: Kuhn, Steve
      Performer(s): Karin Krog (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Karin Krog (Vocals), Steve Kuhn (Piano), David Finck (Bass), Bill Drummond (Drums)
      Album: Where You At?, Enja Records, CD 9144-2
      Duration: 5:43
    • 23:23
      Title: Into My Arms
      Composer: Cave, Nick
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocal, Piano), Martyn P. Casey (Bass)
      Album: The Boatman's Call, Mute, CD Stumm 142
      Duration: 4:15
    • 23:27
      Title: Northwest Passage
      Composer: Rogers, Stan
      Performer(s): Stan Rogers And Friends
      Performer(s): Stan Rogers And Friends
      Album: The Rough Guide To The Music Of Canada
      Duration: 4:49
    • 23:34
      Title: Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair -- Not Available
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chanticleer
      Album: Chanticleer - A Portrait ~~ C795011, Teltec, 092749702-2
      Duration: 3:10
    • 23:37
      Title: Arioso -- Not Available
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), National Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Celebration - Julian Lloyd Webber, RCA Red Seal, 74321 84112 2
      Duration: 3:26
    • 23:42
      Title: Piano Sonata No.1 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Lento
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Album: Nikolai Lugansky - Rachmaninov Piano Sonatas 1 & 2, Naive / Ambroisie, AM 208
      Duration: 8:32
    • 23:51
      Title: From The Invisible To The Visible
      Composer: Worden, Shara
      Performer(s): Nadia Sirota (Viola)
      Performer(s): Nadia Sirota (Viola)
      Album: Baroque, New Amsterdam Records, HVALUR17CD
      Duration: 4:01
    • 23:56
      Title: Every Evening
      Composer: Simonds/Liles
      Performer(s): Fovea Hex Clodagh Simonds (Harmonium And Vocals)
      Performer(s): Michael Begg (Electronics); Brian Eno(Keyboard); Laura Sheeran (Additional Vocals)
      Album: Fovea Hex: Here is Where We Used to Sing, Janet Records, JRDS004A
      Duration: 4:01
    • 00:03
      Title: The Mountains Of Pomeroy
      Composer: Sigerson, Dr.G
      Performer(s): Mairtín O'Connor (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Mairtín O'Connor (Accordion), Cathal Hayden (Fiddle), Séamie O'Dowd (Guitar)
      Album: Going Places, MCSCD 002
      Duration: 4:16
    • 00:05
      Title: Fetish
      Composer: Bensusan / Malherbe
      Performer(s): Pierre Bensusan (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pierre Bensusan (Guitar), Didier Malherbe (Flute)
      Album: Live In Paris, Zebra Acoustic, Za44401-2
      Duration: 7:01
    • 00:13
      Title: Cloudburst
      Composer: Whitacre, Eric
      Performer(s): Thomas Guthrie (Soloist And Speaker)
      Performer(s): Thomas Guthrie (Soloist And Speaker), Stephen Layton (Piano), Robert Millett And Pupils Of The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Middlesex (Percussion), Polyphony
      Album: Cloudburst and other choral works, Hyperion, CDA67543
      Duration: 8:25
    • 00:21
      Title: The Needle And The Damage Done
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Harvest, Reprise, 7599-27239-2
      Duration: 2:03
    • 00:25
      Title: String Quartet No.6 In B Flat Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Ma Non Troppo
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Emerson String Quartet (See Memo Details)
      Album: Beethoven The String Quartets ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 4778649
      Duration: 6:51
    • 00:32
      Title: Sonata In G Minor For Viola Da Gamba Solo (2nd Movement) Allegro
      Complete Work Name: Sonata In G Minor Viola Da Gamba Solo Senza Basso Wko 155 No.2
      Composer: Abel, Carl Friedrich
      Performer(s): Susanne Heinrich (Viola Da Gamba)
      Performer(s): Susanne Heinrich (Viola Da Gamba)
      Album: Abel: Mr Abel's Fine Airs - Susanne Heinrich, Hyperion, CDA67628
      Duration: 2:49
    • 00:36
      Title: Tongue Tied
      Composer: Portman, Emily
      Performer(s): Emily Portman (Vocals + Instruments)
      Performer(s): Emily Portman (Vocals + Instruments), Rachel Newton And Lucy Farrell (Vocals + Instruments)
      Album: Emily Portman Trio: The Hinge of the Year, Furrow Records, PROMO CD
      Duration: 4:20
    • 00:40
      Title: Ealu
      Composer: Breatnach, Cormac
      Performer(s): Cormac Breatnach, ( Low Whistle)
      Performer(s): Cormac Breatnach, ( Low Whistle), Gavin Ralston (Guitar ), Robbie Harris (Percussion ), Fiachra Trench (Keyboards )Aoife Doyle (Vocals)
      Album: Ealu, Diosca Mandala CD003
      Duration: 9:30
    • 00:51
      Title: Farewell Angelina
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      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), www.aoifedoyle.com, CD001
      Duration: 7:12

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