The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    Dec 22. Carl will be spending some quality time at home for the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Eamonn continues to pace the selections - and himself - during these early stages of his marathon Christmas run.

    Tonight, we'll hear a sample from a new CD of Schumann string quartets; recent Chick Corea; a poem by Tom Kettle - an Irishman who died at the Somme - put to music by Colin Mawby; folk duo The Hut People; part of a cello sonata by Charles Alkan; Kate Bush, from "Directors' Cut"; 2 new seasonal recordings by Irish artists (see Blue Tunes below) including one from Caitriona O'Leary with Tom Jones; the ambient electric guitar of Eivind Aarset (pictured, © Salvatore Bosco); a "stretched out" Kate Rusby; Laurent Lefrancois' re-invention of a Frescobaldi toccata; folk artist Jackson C. Frank; jazz musician/composer/bandleader Sean Jones; a divertimento by Stravinsky; and a reduction of Stravinsky's "The Rite Of Spring" for two piano-players. 

    Please note: a slightly delayed commencement anticipated tonight - start-time of no later  than 10:10pm...

     

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 17 July 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Julian Bream fell in love with the guitar aged nine on hearing Django Reinhardt; he's 81 this week - we honour him on Blue with selections from his varied catalogue.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland (directed by Paul Hillier); and Heresy Records' "The Wexford Carols" - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...

     

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Penny Black
      Composer: Lambert, John
      Performer(s): John Lambert (Guitar, Programming)
      Performer(s): John Lambert (Guitar, Programming)
      Album: Chequerboard: Penny Black, Lazybird, LAZYB13
      Duration: 3:56
    • 22:08
      Title: Blues Sur Nacre
      Composer: Pellarin, Jacques
      Performer(s): Jacques Pellarin (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Jacques Pellarin (Accordion), Diego Fano (Saxophone), Yann Pajean (Percussion)
      Album: Sound of Philadelphia, Independent, www.jacquespellarin.fr
      Duration: 5:00
    • 22:15
      Title: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Jacques Loussier Trio
      Performer(s): Jacques Loussier Trio
      Album: Breathe - The Relaxing Baroque, Telarc, Cd80713
      Duration: 4:32
    • 22:20
      Title: The Ladies Who Lunch
      Composer: Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Elaine Stritch (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Elaine Stritch (Vocals)
      Album: The Sondheim Songbook ~~ C353913, Sony Broadway, SK48201
      Duration: 4:29
    • 22:25
      Title: Double Concerto In B Minor (2nd Movement) Poco Lento
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Anthony Marwood (Violin)
      Performer(s): Anthony Marwood (Violin), Lawrence Power (Viola), Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Britten - Violin Concerto, Double Concerto... (Recordno: CDA67801), Hyperion, CDA67801
      Duration: 6:54
    • 22:33
      Title: Solitary Moon -- Not Available
      Composer: Mandel / Bergman / Bergman
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: The Michael Parkinson Collection -- 2CD 9811787, Universal, 2CD 9811787
      Duration: 5:06
    • 22:40
      Title: End Titles (Guitar)
      Composer: Eastwood, Clint
      Performer(s): Bruce Forman (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bruce Forman (Guitar)
      Album: Flags Of Our Fathers - Music From The Motion Picture, Milan Records, 399 061-2
      Duration: 1:56
    • 22:42
      Title: The Promise
      Composer: Eastwood / Mccormack
      Performer(s): Kyle Eastwood (Dbl Bass), Graeme Blevins (Saxophone), Quentin Collins (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Kyle Eastwood (Dbl Bass), Graeme Blevins (Saxophone), Quentin Collins (Trumpet), Andrew Mccormack (Piano), Martyn Kane (Drums)
      Album: The View From Here - Kyle Eastwood, Jazz Village, 570020
      Duration: 5:22
    • 22:48
      Title: Folías
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Fahmi Alqhai (Viola Da Gamba)
      Performer(s): Miguel Ángel Cortés (Flamenco Guitar), Accademia Del Piacere
      Album: Las idas y las vueltas - Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco, Glossa, GCD P33203
      Duration: 5:35
    • 22:54
      Title: Sore Point
      Composer: Newman, Chris
      Performer(s): Dermot Byrne (Accordian), Floriane Blancke (Harp)
      Performer(s): Dermot Byrne (Accordian), Floriane Blancke (Harp), Time Edey (Guitar)
      Album: Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke, www.dermotandflo.com
      Duration: 3:08
    • 22:57
      Title: Carol
      Composer: Simonds / Lunny / Begg
      Performer(s): Clodagh Simonds (Harmonium And Vocals)
      Performer(s): Clodagh Simonds (Harmonium And Vocals), John Contrereras (Cello), Cora Venus Lunny (Violin), Michael Begg (Other Sounds)
      Album: Hail Hope, Janet Records, PROMO
      Duration: 3:51
    • 23:02
      Title: Cailín Na Nurla Donn
      Composer: Trad Ni Bheaglaoich/Lunny
      Performer(s): Seosaimhin Ni Bheaglaoich (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Seosaimhin Ni Bheaglaoich (Vocals), Donal Lunny (Keys/Percussion); Gavin Ralston (Guitar)
      Album: Taobh na Gréine/Under the Sun, Gael Linn, CEFCD170
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:07
      Title: Violin Sonata In E Flat (2nd Movement) Improvisation: Andante Cantabile
      Composer: Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): Augustin Dumay (Violin)
      Performer(s): Augustin Dumay (Violin), Louis Lortie (Piano)
      Album: Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas (Recordno: ONYX 4096), Onyx, ONYX 4096
      Duration: 8:12
    • 23:17
      Title: The Cusp Of Magic (Vi) Prayer Circle
      Composer: Riley, Terry
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet; Wu Man (Pipa)
      Album: The Cusp of Magic ~~ PD EB, Nonesuch, 7559-79959-8
      Duration: 6:40
    • 23:24
      Title: The Changes Stay The Same Part 1
      Composer: Riley, Terry
      Performer(s): Gyan Riley (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gyan Riley (Guitar), Tracy Silverman (Violin); Scott Amendola (Drums); Zakir Hussain (Tablas)
      Album: Melismantra, Agyanamus Music, AM001
      Duration: 5:33
    • 23:31
      Title: Prayer Of St. Gregory
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Koch, 372212h1
      Duration: 4:43
    • 23:36
      Title: I Didn't Know What Time It Was
      Composer: Rodgers/Hart
      Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn); Johnny Taylor (Piano)
      Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn); Johnny Taylor (Piano), Damian Evans(Bass); Dominic Mullan (Drums): Julien Colarossi (Guitar)
      Album: In Transition, Lyte Records, LR026
      Duration: 5:24
    • 23:41
      Title: Ne Me Quitte Pas -- Ne Me Quitte Pas
      Composer: Brel, Jacques
      Performer(s): Jacques Brel (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jacques Brel (Vocals)
      Album: Brel infiniment 40 Chansons ~~ CDB019906/01, Universal Barclay, 980839-5
      Duration: 4:10
    • 23:48
      Title: Arabesque No.1
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
      Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
      Album: Scintillation (Recordno: Cd-80361), Telarc, Cd-80361
      Duration: 4:20
    • 23:53
      Title: Verso
      Composer: Vaananen, Timo
      Performer(s): Timo Vaananen (Elec Kantele)
      Performer(s): Timo Vaananen (Elec Kantele)
      Album: Musikkia, Maanite
      Duration: 6:55
    • 00:00
      Title: Shine On You Crazy Diamond
      Composer: Gilmour / Waters / Wright
      Performer(s): Christy Moore (Vocals, Gtr)
      Performer(s): Christy Moore (Vocals, Gtr), Declan Sinnott (Guitars)
      Album: Listen (Recordno: 88697 480002), Sony Music/ Columbia, 88697 480002
      Duration: 5:06
    • 00:05
      Title: Lost Days
      Composer: Dun, Tan
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano), Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Best of Lang Lang -- 4779014 ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779014
      Duration: 2:10
    • 00:08
      Title: As I Roved Out
      Composer: Trad Lakeman/Dillon
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Album: A Thousand Hearts
      Duration: 4:59
    • 00:14
      Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio Sostenuto
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2, Decca, 417702-2
      Duration: 11:56
    • 00:27
      Title: Skylark (Alternate Version)
      Composer: Carmichael / Mercer
      Performer(s): Aretha Franklin (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Aretha Franklin (Vocals)
      Album: The Queen In Waiting, Columbia / Legacy, COL 508621 2
      Duration: 4:04
    • 00:31
      Title: Into Dust
      Composer: Sandoval, Hope / Roback, David
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (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: 4:49
    • 00:37
      Title: Snowball
      Composer: Anderson, Reid
      Performer(s): The Bad Plus
      Performer(s): The Bad Plus
      Album: Never Stop (Deluxe Edition), Eone Music, EDM CD 2112
      Duration: 7:41
    • 00:45
      Title: Nocturnal After John Dowland Op 70 (Ix) Slow And Quiet
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Nocturnal - Julian Bream, EMI CLassics, 7 54901 2
      Duration: 2:36
    • 00:48
      Title: Nora Ote Zara Joan (Crucán Na Bpáiste)
      Composer: Graham ,Brendan; Zugasti, Olatz
      Performer(s): Olatz Zugasti (Vocals/Harp)
      Performer(s): Olatz Zugasti (Vocals/Harp)
      Album: GAU HOTZENAEN ERE
      Duration: 3:37
    • 00:52
      Title: Edinburgh
      Composer: Woods, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Album: Stories for Solo Guitar, Chris Woods Groove, Chris Woods Groove Download
      Duration: 3:06
    • 00:56
      Title: An Raibh To Ag An Gcarraig
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Claire-Anne Lynch (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Claire-Anne Lynch (Vocal), North Cregg
      Album: North Cregg: The Roseland Barndance, Greentrax, CDTRAX308
      Duration: 3:30

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