The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 11 August 2014

The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

Bill Evans, an influential pianist influenced by both Debussy and Bud Powell, was born 85 years ago. This week, Eamonn presents some of Evans' finest solo, duo and trio recordings.

 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: String Quartet No. 5 (1991) (Iv)

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet

Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass / Orange Mountain Music/Music Network / OMM 0092

Duration: 5:03


Title: Children's Play Song

Composer: Evans

Performer(s): Eddie Gomez (Bass), Session Orchestra

Album: From Left to Right / Verve / 557451-2

Duration: 4:21


Title: The Earth Turns (Studio)

Composer: Doyle, Roger

Performer(s): Alex Smith (Boy Soprano), Roger Doyle (Progamming); Vyvienne Long (Cello)

Album: The Death By Fire Of Giordano Bruno -- Advance Promo / Heresy Records / Advance Promo

Duration: 2:57


Title: Ride

Composer: Sylvian, David

Performer(s): David Sylvian, Danny Thompson, Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Phil Palmer, David Torn, Mark Isham

Album: Everything And Nothing / Virgin Records / CDVD2897 7243 8 50017 2 7

Duration: 8:00


Title: La Pendule (The Pendulum Clock)

Composer: Silver, Sheila

Performer(s): Alexander Paley (Piano)

Album: Sheila Silver - Piano Concerto, Six Preludes... / Naxos / 8.557015

Duration: 6:01


Title: When Were You Happy?

Composer: Marling, Laura

Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)

Album: Once I Was An Eagle / Virgin Records / 006023738618

Duration: 3:53


Title: Kala Djula

Composer: Trad arr. Toure and Diabate

Performer(s): Ali Farka Toure (Guitar), Toumani Diabate (Kora)

Album: Ali and Toumani / World Circuit / WCD083

Duration: 3:27


Title: I Courted A Sailor

Composer: Rusby, Kate

Performer(s): Kate Rusby (Vocal), Ian Carr (Guitar), Ewan Vernal (Double Bass), Andy Cutting (Accordian), John Mccusker (Fiddle)

Album: Kate Rusby: Little Lights / Pure / Prcd07

Duration: 4:03


Title: Lacrimosa: Requiem In D Minor

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

Album: Mozart: Requiem / Philips / 420353-2

Duration: 3:07


Title: The Morning After

Composer: Jones, Sean

Performer(s): Orrin Evans (Piano), Luques Curtis (Bass), Obed Calvaire (Drums)

Album: - Never Before Seen / Mac Avenue / MAC 1080

Duration: 7:14


Title: Northern Lights

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: 4:37


Title: Variations On A Theme By Mozart

Composer: Sor, Fernando

Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)

Album: Alhambra - Spanish Guitar Music / Christophorus Records / CHE 0194-2

Duration: 7:37


Title: Rondo Capriccioso In E Major

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano)

Album: Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music - 2 / Hyperion / CDA68059

Duration: 6:36


Title: Turning The Gun On Myself

Composer: Thompson, Teddy

Performer(s): Jeff Hill (Bass), Marius De Vries (Keyboards, Percussion)

Album: A Piece of What You Need / Verve / 1779769

Duration: 4:20


Title: Song

Composer: Monk, Daniel

Performer(s): Brodsky Quartet

Album: Moodswings / Bordsky Records / BRD3501

Duration: 3:16


Title: Ohne Olga

Composer: Dopp, Andreas

Performer(s): Andreas Dopp (Electric Guitar, Zither, Glockenspiel)

Album: Taiga Taxi / Blacklisted Records / BCD 080801-16

Duration: 3:07


Title: Here's That Rainy Day

Composer: Burke / Van Heusen

Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)

Album: Alone / Pirouet / 833 801-2

Duration: 5:21


Title: Bonnie Boy

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Shirley Collins (Vocals, Banjo), Dolly Collins (Organ), Bram Martin (Cello)

Album: The Power of the True Love Knot / Fledg'ling / FLED 3028

Duration: 3:42


Title: Stars

Composer: Yangchen, Soname

Performer(s): Soname Yangchen (Vocals), Charlson Ximenes (Guitar), Sonny Thet (Cello), Jai Burama Mbye (Kora), Jan Robert Blumenroth (Tibetan Lute)...

Album: Natural Mind - Soname / Enja Records / TIP-888 852 2

Duration: 4:04


Title: I Know My Way

Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne; Van Luijt, Bob

Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp), Bob Nan Luijt (Bass/Samples)

Album: Ek is Eik: Anne Vanschothorst Harp + Bass + Percussion + Trumpet + Viola da Gamba / Big Round Records / BR893Z

Duration: 4:18


Title: Piano Concerto No.3 (2nd Movement) Largo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Beethoven - Piano Concertos 3 & 4 / Onyx / 92.682

Duration: 9:50


Title: Still Learning

Composer: Jansen, Arne

Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums), Friedrich Paravicini (Keyboards, Vibes), Stephan Braun (Cello)

Album: The Sleep Of Reason - Ode To Goya (Recordno: 9539-2) / Act Music / 9539-2

Duration: 6:07


Title: Little Green

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals), Turtle Island Quartet

Album: After Blue / BFM Jazz / Challenge Records / BFM77056

Duration: 4:53


Title: The Silence Beneath

Composer: Travis / Fripp

Performer(s): Theo Travis (Flute, Soprano Saxophone), Robert Fripp (Guitar)

Album: Thread / Panegyric / gyrcd001

Duration: 8:35


Title: Ego Flos Campi

Composer: Bertolusi, Vincenzo

Performer(s): The Sixteen

Album: The Blossoming Vine / Coro / COR16123

Duration: 3:44


Title: Música Callada, Book 1 - Vii: Lento

Composer: Mompou, Federico

Performer(s): Jean-Francois Heisser (Piano)

Album: Federico Mompou - Música Callada (CD / Book) / Musicales Actes Sud / ASM 13

Duration: 3:08


Title: Sweet Rosemary (Demo Version)

Composer: Denny, Sandy

Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: The Music Weaver (2-CD) (Recordno: 530 725 9) / Island / Universal / 530 725 9

Duration: 3:01


Title: Hold On

Composer: Waits/brennan

Performer(s): Freddie White & Trish Hickey

Album: Here With You / Littledon Records / LDCD120

Duration: 4:53


Title: Timothy Grub

Composer: Bunyan

Performer(s): Vashti Bunyan (Vocal)

Album: Just Another Diamond Day / Spinney / SPINNEY001CD

Duration: 3:15


Title: Blue In Green

Composer: Davis

Performer(s): Miles Davis

Album: Kind of Blue / Columbia/legacy / 460603 2

Duration: 5:26


Title: Threnos

Composer: Tavener, John

Performer(s): Natalie Clein (Cello)

Album: Essential Tavener / Decca / 478 6424

Duration: 5:50



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