The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Carl, Eamonn and the backroom team would like to wish all our listeners and contributors (musicians, composers, etc) a very Happy Christmas... and a prosperous 2015!!

    Coming up over the Christmas period...

    An automated Eamonn links the music for the next 2 nights. He'll be back live, as usual, come Friday night...

    Dec 24. Our Christmas Eve edition includes a tango by Isaac Albéniz; the late Charlie Haden from a 2014 duet with old sparring partner Keith Jarrett; Charles Brown’s perennial favourite; the slow movement from a string quartet by Adrian Williams; Laurence Hobgood’s reading of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” (in all 12 keys); more ambient collaborations by Theo Travis and Robert Fripp; samples from 3 newly re-mastered Howard Shore movie soundtracks; and Catriona O’Leary (see BLUE TUNES, below) with Donal Lunny. Note a start-time of 10:20pm (approx)...

    Dec 25. Christmas Day shall draw to a gentle close with the slow movement of Schumann’s String Quartet in F Major; some Corsican chant; singers Ane Brun, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sandra O’Neill, Kate McGarry and Jimmy Webb; more recent offerings by Caitriona O’Leary and Chamber Choir Ireland (see BLUE TUNES, below); guitarist Antoine Berthiaume (pictured, right); Irish guitarist John O’Shea; an interpretation of Poulenc’s music by cellist Anne Gastinel; new Danish folk from Trio Mio; Danish jazz pianist Thomas Clausen, playing a melody which dates from the late 18th century; Francois Couturier’s re-invention of a Pergolesi piece from the early 18th century; and Elgar’s “Serenade For Strings”. Join Eamonn just after 10:30pm...


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 14 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.

    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: The Bells Op.35 (2nd Movement) Lento - Adagio
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Marina Mescheriakova (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Marina Mescheriakova (Soprano), Sergei Larin (Tenor), Vladimir Chernov (Baritone), Vladimir Minin (Chorus Master), Russian National Orchestra, The Moscow State Chamber Choir
      Album: Rachmaninov : Symphonies and Orchestral Works, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779505
      Duration: 10:19
    • 22:15
      Title: Near The Cross
      Composer: Crosby, Fanny J.
      Performer(s): Iris Dement (Vocals & Piano)
      Performer(s): Iris Dement (Vocals & Piano)
      Album: Lifeline, Flariella Records, FER-1004
      Duration: 5:00
    • 22:20
      Title: Bug And Bear's
      Composer: Kelly,Ted/ Doheny, Ciallian
      Performer(s): Moxie
      Performer(s): Moxie
      Album: Moxie: Extended Play, Moxie Music,
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:23
      Title: Waterlily /The Joy Of It
      Composer: Polwart, K./ Macdonald, C.
      Performer(s): The Folk Arts Quartet (Band)
      Performer(s): The Folk Arts Quartet (Band), Hannah Read (Vocals & Fiddle), Julie Metcalf (Viola), Liz Davis Maxfield (Cello), Ivonne Hernandez (Fiddle)
      Album: Folk Arts Quartet, Folk Arts Quartet, FAQ03309
      Duration: 4:27
    • 22:28
      Title: As Ssafar
      Composer: Samawatie
      Performer(s): Cymin Samawatie (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Cymin Samawatie (Vocals), Benedikt Jahnel (Piano), Ralf Schwarz (Bass), Ketan Bhatti (Drums)
      Album: Cyminology: As Ney, ECM, 2084 1780149
      Duration: 2:59
    • 22:32
      Title: Guinnevere
      Composer: Crosby, David
      Performer(s): David Crosby (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): David Crosby (Vocals, Guitar), Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young (Vocals, Guitars)
      Album: So Far - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Atlantic, 7567-82648-2
      Duration: 4:42
    • 22:36
      Title: Spartacus - Love Theme
      Composer: North, Alex
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Overdubbed Piano)
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Overdubbed Piano)
      Album: Conversations With Myself, Verve, 821 984-2
      Duration: 5:10
    • 22:42
      Title: Daphnis Et Chloe (5th Movement) - Danse Lente Et Mysterieuse
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Ravel : Daphnis et Chloe / Bolero / Pavanne - LSO /Gergiev, LSO Live, LSO0693
      Duration: 5:17
    • 22:47
      Title: Réverie
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Michal Kanka (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jaromír Klepac (Piano)
      Album: Claude Debussy - Chamber Music, Praga Digitals, PRD/DSD 250302
      Duration: 4:46
    • 22:52
      Title: Clock Winder
      Composer: Hahn, Hilary/ Bertelmann, Volker
      Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin); Volker Bertelmann (Prep Piano)
      Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin); Volker Bertelmann (Prep Piano)
      Album: Silfra, Deutsche Grammophon, 479 0303
      Duration: 2:44
    • 22:55
      Title: Irish Boy
      Composer: Griffin, Patty
      Performer(s): Patty Griffin (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Patty Griffin (Vocals, Piano)
      Album: American Kid, New West Records
      Duration: 2:41
    • 22:59
      Title: Winter Moon
      Composer: Carmichael, Hoagy
      Performer(s): Hoagy Carmichael (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Sax), Don Fagerquist (Tpt), Jimmy Rowles (Piano, Celeste)
      Album: Hoagy Carmichael Sings Hoagy Carmichael, Pacific Jazz, 0777 7 46862 2 8
      Duration: 4:12
    • 23:03
      Title: Erased Duet
      Composer: Sigurdsson, Valgeir
      Performer(s): Valgeir Sigurosson (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Valgeir Sigurosson (All Instruments)
      Album: Architecture of Loss, Bedroom Community, HVLUR 13CD
      Duration: 2:08
    • 23:05
      Title: M.W.M.
      Composer: Mehler, Elan
      Performer(s): Elan Mehler (Piano)
      Performer(s): Elan Mehler (Piano)
      Album: Early Sunday Morning, Challenge Records, CR73387
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:10
      Title: String Quartet No.2 (2nd Movement) Andante Molto Sostenuto Ed Espressivo
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Quatuor Ad Libitum
      Performer(s): Quatuor Ad Libitum
      Album: Enescu - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Naxos, 8.554721
      Duration: 9:19
    • 23:20
      Title: Blues Run The Game
      Composer: Frank, Jackson
      Performer(s): Hidden Highways;Tim V. Smyth (Guitar/ Vocals) & Carol Anne Mcgowan (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Hidden Highways;Tim V. Smyth (Guitar/ Vocals) & Carol Anne Mcgowan (Vocals)
      Album: Hidden Highways, Out On A Limb Records
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:22
      Title: Medina Ii
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Violin)
      Album: Bigger Than Home,, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 5:08
    • 23:28
      Title: Don't Look For Me
      Composer: Foucault
      Performer(s): Jeffrey Foucault (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Jeffrey Foucault (Vocal)
      Album: American Folk, Putumayo, Put240-2
      Duration: 3:02
    • 23:33
      Title: Spirit Of Peace - Part 2
      Composer: Fricke, Florian
      Performer(s): Florian Fricke (Piano)
      Performer(s): Florian Fricke (Piano)
      Album: Keys Of Life - Various (Recordno: CEL 017), Celestial Harmonies, CEL 017
      Duration: 7:36
    • 23:41
      Title: Drip Pools
      Composer: Halves
      Performer(s): Halves
      Performer(s): Halves, Brian Cash, Elis Czerniak & Tim Czerniak
      Album: Boa Howl, Hate Is The Enemy, HITE07CD
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:45
      Title: The End
      Composer: Natalie Merchant
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant
      Album: Natalie Merchant, Nonesuch, 7559 7957 12
      Duration: 5:23
    • 23:51
      Title: Fratres
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
      Album: Arvo Part: Fratres, EMI, 7243 5 73117 2 4
      Duration: 11:23
    • 00:04
      Title: Quietly There
      Composer: Mandel / Ames
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal), Larry Bunker (Vibes), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
      Album: Here's to Life, Verve, 511 879-2
      Duration: 6:09
    • 00:10
      Title: Just Like President Thieu
      Composer: Wainwright, Loudon
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Gtr)
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Gtr)
      Album: T-Shirt, Acadia, ACAD 8143
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:14
      Title: Violin Sonata No.6 In A Major - Adagio Molto Espressivo
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin)
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin), Martha Argerich (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Deutsche Grammophon, 445652
      Duration: 6:43
    • 00:20
      Title: He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead From That The Night Come
      Composer: Dennehy, Donncha/Yeats, W.B.
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), The Crash Ensemble
      Album: Grá agus Bás, Nonesuch Records, 7559 79772 7
      Duration: 4:06
    • 00:26
      Title: Impro 11 - Sense For Sorroll
      Composer: Savall, Ferran
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Impro, Alia Vox, AVSA9906
      Duration: 4:20
    • 00:30
      Title: And So It Goes
      Composer: Joel, Billy
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Album: The Mystery - Tommy Emmanuel, Favored Nations Acoustic, FNA5130-2
      Duration: 3:21
    • 00:33
      Title: Nightporter
      Composer: Sylvian, David
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids - Japan, Virgin, CDV2180
      Duration: 6:57
    • 00:41
      Title: Dream Gypsy
      Composer: Veevers, Judith
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jim Hall (Guitar)
      Album: Undercurrent, Blue Note, 7243 5 38228 2 8
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:46
      Title: Sonata For Piano And Cello (3rd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Alkan, Charles-Valentin
      Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
      Performer(s): Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
      Album: Alkan Sonata for cello and piano; Liszt Works for cello and piano, Harmonia Mundi, HMA 1951758
      Duration: 9:52
    • 00:55
      Title: Gaudeamus
      Composer: Gregorian Introit
      Performer(s): Vox Clamantis
      Performer(s): Vox Clamantis
      Album: Filia Sion - Vox Clamantis, ECM, ECM New Series 2244 476 4499
      Duration: 2:47

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