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

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.

 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: Penny Black

Composer: Lambert, John

Performer(s): John Lambert (Guitar, Programming)

Album: Chequerboard: Penny Black / Lazybird / LAZYB13

Duration: 3:56


Title: Blues Sur Nacre

Composer: Pellarin, Jacques

Performer(s): Jacques Pellarin (Accordion), Diego Fano (Saxophone), Yann Pajean (Percussion)

Album: Sound of Philadelphia / Independent /

Duration: 5:00


Title: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Jacques Loussier Trio

Album: Breathe - The Relaxing Baroque / Telarc / Cd80713

Duration: 4:32


Title: The Ladies Who Lunch

Composer: Sondheim, Stephen

Performer(s): Elaine Stritch (Vocals)

Album: The Sondheim Songbook ~~ C353913 / Sony Broadway / SK48201

Duration: 4:29


Title: Double Concerto In B Minor (2nd Movement) Poco Lento

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

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


Title: Solitary Moon -- Not Available

Composer: Mandel / Bergman / Bergman

Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal, Piano)

Album: The Michael Parkinson Collection -- 2CD 9811787 / Universal / 2CD 9811787

Duration: 5:06


Title: End Titles (Guitar)

Composer: Eastwood, Clint

Performer(s): Bruce Forman (Guitar)

Album: Flags Of Our Fathers - Music From The Motion Picture / Milan Records / 399 061-2

Duration: 1:56


Title: The Promise

Composer: Eastwood / McCormack

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


Title: Folías

Composer: Traditional

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


Title: Sore Point

Composer: Newman, Chris

Performer(s): Dermot Byrne (Accordian), Floriane Blancke (Harp), Time Edey (Guitar)

Album: Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke /

Duration: 3:08


Title: Carol

Composer: Simonds / Lunny / Begg

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


Title: Cailín Na Nurla Donn

Composer: Trad Ni Bheaglaoich/Lunny

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


Title: Violin Sonata In E Flat (2nd Movement) Improvisation: Andante Cantabile

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Augustin Dumay (Violin), Louis Lortie (Piano)

Album: Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas (Recordno: ONYX 4096) / Onyx / ONYX 4096

Duration: 8:12


Title: The Cusp Of Magic (Vi) Prayer Circle

Composer: Riley, Terry

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet; Wu Man (Pipa)

Album: The Cusp of Magic ~~ PD EB / Nonesuch / 7559-79959-8

Duration: 6:40


Title: The Changes Stay The Same Part 1

Composer: Riley, Terry

Performer(s): Gyan Riley (Guitar), Tracy Silverman (Violin); Scott Amendola (Drums); Zakir Hussain (Tablas)

Album: Melismantra / Agyanamus Music / AM001

Duration: 5:33


Title: Prayer Of St. Gregory

Composer: Hovhaness, Alan

Performer(s): Manhattan Chamber Orchestra

Album: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra / Koch / 372212h1

Duration: 4:43


Title: I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Composer: Rodgers/Hart

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


Title: Ne Me Quitte Pas -- Ne Me Quitte Pas

Composer: Brel, Jacques

Performer(s): Jacques Brel (Vocals)

Album: Brel infiniment 40 Chansons ~~ CDB019906/01 / Universal Barclay / 980839-5

Duration: 4:10


Title: Arabesque No.1

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)

Album: Scintillation (Recordno: Cd-80361) / Telarc / Cd-80361

Duration: 4:20


Title: Verso

Composer: Vaananen, Timo

Performer(s): Timo Vaananen (Elec Kantele)

Album: Musikkia / Maanite

Duration: 6:55


Title: Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Composer: Gilmour / Waters / Wright

Performer(s): Christy Moore (Vocals, Gtr), Declan Sinnott (Guitars)

Album: Listen (Recordno: 88697 480002) / Sony Music/ Columbia / 88697 480002

Duration: 5:06


Title: Lost Days

Composer: Dun, Tan

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano), Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Album: Best of Lang Lang -- 4779014 ~~ PD OB / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779014

Duration: 2:10


Title: As I Roved Out

Composer: Trad Lakeman/Dillon

Performer(s): Cara Dillon

Album: A Thousand Hearts

Duration: 4:59


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

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 / Decca / 417702-2

Duration: 11:56


Title: Skylark (Alternate Version)

Composer: Carmichael / Mercer

Performer(s): Aretha Franklin (Vocals)

Album: The Queen In Waiting / Columbia / Legacy / COL 508621 2

Duration: 4:04


Title: Into Dust

Composer: Sandoval, Hope / Roback, David

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


Title: Snowball

Composer: Anderson, Reid

Performer(s): The Bad Plus

Album: Never Stop (Deluxe Edition) / Eone Music / EDM CD 2112

Duration: 7:41


Title: Nocturnal After John Dowland Op 70 (Ix) Slow And Quiet

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)

Album: Nocturnal - Julian Bream / EMI CLassics / 7 54901 2

Duration: 2:36


Title: Nora Ote Zara Joan (Crucán Na Bpáiste)

Composer: Graham ,Brendan; Zugasti, Olatz

Performer(s): Olatz Zugasti (Vocals/Harp)


Duration: 3:37


Title: Edinburgh

Composer: Woods, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)

Album: Stories for Solo Guitar / Chris Woods Groove / Chris Woods Groove Download

Duration: 3:06


Title: An Raibh To Ag An Gcarraig

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Claire-Anne Lynch (Vocal), North Cregg

Album: North Cregg: The Roseland Barndance / Greentrax / CDTRAX308

Duration: 3:30



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