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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 24 July 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

This week we feature recordings by the Talich Quartet. Join us for nightly string quartet (and sextet) recordings by an ensemble, currently led by Jan Talich Jnr, in its 50th year.

 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

22:04

Title: Promenades - St Flour

Composer: Hille, Sid

Performer(s): Kristina Kuusisto (Bandoneon), Mari Mantyla (Decacorde)

Album: Speira - Duo Dryades / Alba Records / ABCD 229

Duration: 3:32

22:08

Title: The Goldhearted Miner

Composer: Esbjorn/Berglund/Ostrom

Performer(s): Esbjorn Svenson (Piano), Dan Berglund (Bass), Magnus Ostrom (Drums/ Percussion)

Album: EST: Tuesday Wonderland / ACT / 9016-2

Duration: 4:51

22:15

Title: Quartet In G Minor (2nd Movement) Assez Vif Et Bien Rythme

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Le Quatuor Talich

Album: Claude Debussy/ Maurice Ravel / Calliope / CAL9893

Duration: 4:07

22:19

Title: Cantata 'Il Mio Core E Un Mar Di Pianti'

Composer: Carissimi, Giacomo

Performer(s): Agnes Mellon (Soprano), Rene Jacobs (Counter Tenor) Ageet Zweistra (Cello) Yvon Reperant (Clavecin) Konrad Junghanel (Theorbe), Concerto Vocale

Album: A History of Baroque Music - CD1 / harmonia mundi / HMX2958001

Duration: 5:03

22:25

Title: Amber Captive

Composer: Towner/Peacock

Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Guitar), Gary Peacock (Double Bass)

Album: A Closer View ~~ E204109 / ECM / 1602531623-2

Duration: 4:17

22:30

Title: As She Went Down To The River

Composer: Schwab, Claudia

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan (Vocals):

Album: Amber Sands / Self Release

Duration: 6:43

22:38

Title: I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face -- I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face

Composer: Alan Jay Lerner/Frederic Loewe

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax); Jim Hall (Guitar), Percy Heath (Bass); Connie Kay (Drums)

Album: Paul Desmond - Easy Living / BMG France / 74321313932

Duration: 4:19

22:42

Title: Aeroplane

Composer: Palmer / Ambrose

Performer(s): Stella Bass

Album: Too Darn Hot / MCPS Ireland / SB96

Duration: 5:27

22:49

Title: Ave Verum Corpus

Composer: Byrd, William

Performer(s): Choir Of St John's College Cambridge

Album: Ave Verum : Sacred Choral Favourites ~~ PD OB / Brilliant / 9148

Duration: 4:17

22:53

Title: Concerto For Violin, Strings And Continuo In E Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Julia Fischer - Bach Concertos / Decca / 4780650

Duration: 6:38

23:02

Title: Mary And The Soldier

Composer: N/a

Performer(s): Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

Album: Andy Irvine and Paul Brady / Hmv / HMV CD 001

Duration: 3:56

23:05

Title: Road

Composer: Drake, Nick

Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute), Ensemble Phoenix Munich

Album: Requiem for a Pink Moon / Harmonia Mundi / HMC 90211

Duration: 2:12

23:08

Title: Sliabh Gallion Braes --

Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Roger Tallroth

Album: All the Way Home -- G2-10201 ~~ PD EC / Blix Street / G2-10201

Duration: 4:39

23:14

Title: Sonata In B Flat Major K. 112/L. 298/P. 94

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Evgeny Zarafiants (Piano)

Album: SCarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol. 6 - Evgeny Zarafiants / HNH International / 8.554793

Duration: 5:20

23:22

Title: S'Annunziata

Composer: Arca

Performer(s): Tenores Di Bitti

Album: S'amore 'e Mama / Real World / 724384188528

Duration: 5:17

23:27

Title: Dies Irae --

Composer: Giannelli, Jean-Michel

Performer(s): Paolo Fresu (Trumpet), Daniele Di Bonaventura (Bandoneon), A Filetta

Album: Mistico Mediterraneo (Recordno: ECM 2203 274 5621) / ECM Records / ECM 2203 274 5621

Duration: 5:15

23:34

Title: Amazing Grace --

Composer: Walker, William

Performer(s): Arnaud Thorette (Viola), Johan Farjot (Piano), Raphael Imbert (Saxophone)

Album: Miroir(s) - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: V 5339) / Naive / V 5339

Duration: 2:54

23:36

Title: Antartica

Composer: Coldrick, Pat

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)

Album: City Jam

Duration: 6:10

23:43

Title: My Lagan Love -- Not Available

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)

Album: Hounds of Love / EMI / 7243 5 25239 2 4

Duration: 2:30

23:46

Title: Motet - Singet Dem Herrn

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)

Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04) / la dolce vita / LDV 04

Duration: 4:19

23:50

Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Kalliwoda, Johann

Performer(s): Talich Quartet

Album: Kalliwoda - The 3 String Quartets / La Dolce Volta / LDV260

Duration: 7:55

00:02

Title: Cold Winter

Composer: Mullarkey, Anna

Performer(s): My Fellow Sponges

Album: Something Like Light / Citog Records

Duration: 4:24

00:05

Title: Running On Fumes

Composer: Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon

Performer(s): Kenny Anderson (Vocals, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitars And Samples), Lisa Lindley-Jones (Backing Vocals), Jon Hopkins (Piano, Harmonium, Electronics, Field Recordings & Perc)

Album: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine (Recordno: DS038CD) / Domino Recording / DS038CD

Duration: 6:36

00:13

Title: Crow Jane

Composer: James, Nehemiah (Skip)

Performer(s): Nehemiah (Skip) James (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues; The Soul of Man / Columbia/ Legacy / 512570 2

Duration: 2:59

00:16

Title: Watching Shadows

Composer: Surman / Krog

Performer(s): Karin Krog (Voice), John Surman (Saxophones / Clarinets), Terje Rypdal (Electric Guitar), Vigleik Storaas (Piano)

Album: Nordic Quartet / ECM Records / ECM 1553 527 120-2

Duration: 5:20

00:22

Title: Solitaire

Composer: McLoughlin, Dave

Performer(s): Dave Mcloughlin (Bouzouki), Ray Cohen (Fiddle/Guitar); Anna Houston (Cello); Bernard Tohill (Guitar)

Album: Above and Below The Tide / Dave McLoughlin / DMCL01

Duration: 5:51

00:28

Title: Genisis - Genisis Theme On Sitar

Composer: Shankar, Ravi

Performer(s): Ravi Shankar (Sitar)

Album: World Cinema Classics - Songs From Movies Around The World / Nascente / NSCD 106

Duration: 4:00

00:42

Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow -- Not Available

Composer: Arlen, Harold

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: La Scala / ECM / ECM 1640 537 268-2

Duration: 6:02

00:48

Title: Kele Mandi

Composer: Traore

Performer(s): Rokia Traore (Vocal)

Album: Bowmboi ~~ R423908 / Nonesuch / 79852-2

Duration: 4:09

00:53

Title: Adieuz De L'Hotesse Arabe

Composer: Bizet, George

Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Violincello), Daria Hovora (Piano)

Album: Apres Un Reve - Mischa Maisky / Daria Hovora / Deutsche Grammophon / 457 657-2

Duration: 4:50

00:58

Title: Futile Devices

Composer: Stevens, Sufjan

Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Voice/Instruments)

Album: The Age of Adz (Recordno: AKR077) / Asthmatic Kitty / AKR077

Duration: 2:11

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