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 3 July 2014

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell(left) is under the spotlight - he has been at the forefront of Irish folk and folk-rock since his days with Leo O'Kelly collaborating as Tir na nOg. Sonny is also a founding member of Scullion. His latest album is a collection settings of poetry by Paddy Kehoe(right). Seize the Day is the album and Sonny and Paddy join us on Wednesday for tunes and chat. And on Monday London based Ranagri join Carl for a couple of tunes and a little chat. Busy week on Blue - join Carl at 10pm. 

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.

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.

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

22:04

Title: Shenandoah -- Not Available

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Bill Frisell (Guitar)

Album: The Best of Bill Frisell Vol 1: Folk Songs / Nonesuch / 7559 79863 3

Duration: 6:15

22:08

Title: Cello Sonata No.3 In G Minor Bwv1029 (1st Movement) Vivace

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kenneth Cooper (Harpsichord)

Album: Bach: Sonatas 1,2,3 / CBS / Mk37794

Duration: 5:09

22:13

Title: Von Den Stricken Meiner Sunden

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Fadia El-Hage (Vocal), Saraband, Modern String Quartet

Album: The Arabian Passion According to JS Bach / Jaro / JARO 4294-2

Duration: 6:43

22:21

Title: Chant

Composer: Tsabropoulos, Vassilis

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

Album: Chants, Hymns and Dances (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ G441101 / ECM / ECM New Series 1888 981 9613

Duration: 5:40

22:27

Title: Blackbird

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar), Mike Nielsen (Guitar)

Album: In Two (Recordno: Imcd1011) / Imc / Imcd1011

Duration: 3:47

22:33

Title: Medley:S'Wonderful/Someone To Watch Over Me/I Got Rhythm

Composer: George And Ira Gershwin

Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar), John Burr (Bass)

Album: Live At The Blue Note / Telarc / Cd-83455-C

Duration: 7:07

22:40

Title: Wedding Song

Composer: Mitchell, Anais

Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Eurydice), Justin Vernon (Orpheus)

Album: Hadestown - Anais Mitchell / Righteous Babe Records / RBR070-D

Duration: 3:18

22:45

Title: Poetic Tone-Pictures (4th Movement) Andante Con Sentimento

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)

Album: Grieg: Piano Sonata / Lyric Pieces / Virgin Classics / 0777 7 59300 2 3

Duration: 3:39

22:48

Title: Spring -- Varen Op33 No.2

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Antonio Pappano (Piano)

Album: Barbara Bonney: Diamonds In The Snow Nordic Songs (Recordno: 466762-2) ~~ A264001 / Decca / 466762-2

Duration: 4:40

22:55

Title: Caritas Abundat In Omnia

Composer: von Bingen, Hildegard

Performer(s): Ute Kreidler (Vocals), Knut Rossler (Sax), Johanees Vogt (Lute)

Album: Octagon ~~ PD RB / ACT / ACT 9496-2

Duration: 3:17

22:59

Title: One In A Million

Composer: Wood/ Lupton

Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: The Lark Descending ~~ R419805 / Ruf / Rufcd10

Duration: 9:52

23:10

Title: Knitbone

Composer: deBoer, Kathrin

Performer(s): Kathrin Deboer (Vocals/Bass Guitar), Vince Sipprell - Viola; Aram Zarikian (Drums)

Album: Kathrin deBoer

Duration: 4:18

23:14

Title: The Mole Man Of Hackney

Composer: O Raghallaigh, Caoimhin

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh

Album: Where the One Eyed Man Is King / State of Chassis / Chassis No 10001001

Duration: 3:50

23:21

Title: En La Orilla Del Mundo

Composer: Rojas

Performer(s): Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Piano), Federico Britos Ruiz (Violin), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Joe Lovano (Saxophone)

Album: Nocturne (Recordno: 013611-2) ~~ E246901 / Verve / 013611-2

Duration: 5:14

23:26

Title: Hypnotized

Composer: Difranco

Performer(s): Ani Difranco (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Canon / Righteous Babe / Rbr055-De

Duration: 4:11

23:32

Title: Nocturne No 1 Op 33/1 In E Flat Minor - Lento

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Charles Owen (Piano)

Album: Faure Complete Nocturnes - Charles Owen / Avie Records / AV2133

Duration: 7:13

23:40

Title: Quietude

Composer: Salzedo, Carlos

Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)

Album: Music for a Perfect Day / wedding music for harp / TELARC / CD80590

Duration: 2:26

23:43

Title: Pacific 1

Composer: Wieselman, Doug

Performer(s): Doug Wieselman (Clarinet)

Album: From Water

Duration: 4:53

23:48

Title: Anáil Dé Ii

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Iarla O Lionaird (Voice), Gavin Bryars (Double Bass), Members Of The Crash Ensemble.

Album: Hiccup: RTE Lyric fm Commissions 2002 - 2008 / RTE Lyric fm / CD123

Duration: 2:36

23:52

Title: Beautiful Friendship

Composer: Kahn,Donald/Styne, Stanley

Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocals)

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

Duration: 5:22

23:58

Title: Seven Deadly Sins

Composer: Merchant, Natalie

Performer(s): Natalie Merchant

Album: Natalie Merchant / Nonesuch / 7559-79571-7

Duration: 4:46

00:03

Title: America

Composer: P Simon

Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel

Album: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel / Columbia / 5134702

Duration: 3:32

00:08

Title: Oh Shenandoah

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Vocal)

Album: Charlie Haden - Family and Friends Rambling Boy / Emarcy / 0602517791657

Duration: 3:49

00:11

Title: Rodeo - Corral Nocturne

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): English Symphony Orchestra / English String Orchestra

Album: Meditations for a Quiet Night (Recordno: NI7007) / Nimbus Records Ltd / NI7007

Duration: 3:59

00:17

Title: Wiosna

Composer: Matinier, Jean-Louis

Performer(s): Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: Inventio / ECM Records / ECM 2348 375 9429

Duration: 4:46

00:21

Title: Ice Cream --

Composer: Sheridan, Karen

Performer(s): Slow Skies

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

Duration: 4:15

00:27

Title: Lilo

Composer: Berglund, Dan & Tonbruket

Performer(s): Dan Berglund (Double Bass), Johan Lindstrom (Guitars & Keyboards), Martin Hederos (Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Violin), Andreas Wrliin (Drums)

Album: Tonbruket: Dig it to the end / ACT / 9026-2

Duration: 4:00

00:31

Title: Wash

Composer: Vernon, Justin

Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars), Bon Iver

Album: Bon Iver: Bon Iver / Jagjaguwar / CAD3117CD

Duration: 4:58

00:37

Title: Hymn To A Great City

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: A Place Between - Louth Contemporary Music Society / Louth Contemporary Music Society / LCMS901

Duration: 3:13

00:40

Title: Nunc Dimittis --

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Kaia Urb (Soprano), Estonian Philharmonic Choir

Album: Arvo Part- Da Pacem / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 907401

Duration: 6:55

00:48

Title: As Time Goes By

Composer: Hupfield

Performer(s): Billie Holiday

Album: Billy Remembers Billie / Commodore / 824291

Duration: 3:05

00:51

Title: Camptown Races

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): Ian Howell (Soprano), Chanticleer

Album: Our American Journey - Chanticleer / Teldec Classics / 0927-48556-2

Duration: 2:32

00:55

Title: Beautiful Dreamer

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Jay Ungar (Violin), Matt Glaser (Vln), Evan Stover (Vln), Molly Mason (Gtr), Tony Trischka (Banjo), David Alpher

Album: Foster / Griffes / Copland Songs - Thomas Hampson / Deborah Voight / Barbara Hendricks / EMI Classics / 50999 234479 2 9

Duration: 3:54

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