The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 17 August 2017

The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

 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: Rosa Parks

Composer: Williams, Jessica

Performer(s): Jessica Williams (Piano)

Album: Touch - Jessica Williams / Origin Records / ORIGIN 82566

Duration: 5:16


Title: Fastnet

Composer: O'Sullivan, Marcella

Performer(s): Marcella O'Sullivan (Vocals), Harry Bird (Guitar)

Album: Wood of the Pilgrims / Artists Release 2017

Duration: 3:12


Title: These Days

Composer: Burt, Matt

Performer(s): Susanna And The Magical Orchestra

Album: Melody Mountain / Rune Grammofon / RCD2057

Duration: 3:15


Title: Lil' Darlin'

Composer: Hefti, Neal

Performer(s): Kurt Elling (Vocals), Laurence Hobgood (Piano); Marc Johnson (Bass); Peter Erskine (Drums)

Album: Flirting With Twilight / Blue Note / 72435 31113 28

Duration: 5:40


Title: Cello Sonata In A Major (1st Movement) Allegro, Ma Non Tanto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Daniel Muller-Schott (Cello), Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Beethoven Cello Sonatas Op 5 No 1 - Op 5 No 2 - Op 69 / Hyperion / CDA67633

Duration: 12:57


Title: Marin Marais – Suite En Sol Mineur (G Minor)

Composer: Marais, Marin

Performer(s): Aux Pieds Du Roy

Album: Ambronay Éditions 10 years / Ambronay Éditions / AMY001

Duration: 1:36


Title: Marbhna Luimnigh

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Jack Talty (Keyboards)

Album: Caitlín Ciarán / C&C1

Duration: 5:13


Title: Xandinha

Composer: Cabral, Amandio

Performer(s): Cesaria Evora (Vocals)

Album: Cesaria : Cesaria Evora / BMG/Lusafrica / 74521246562

Duration: 5:43


Title: Prelude And Fugue In B Major

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)

Album: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 / Decca / 414388-2

Duration: 3:18


Title: For A Thousand Years

Composer: Metheny, Pat

Performer(s): Gary Burton (Vibes), Chick Corea (Piano), Pat Metheny (Gtr), Roy Haynes (Drums), Dave Holland (Bass)

Album: Like Minds - Burton, Corea, Metheny, Haynes, Holland / Concord Records / CCD-4803-2

Duration: 5:23


Title: This Was Written By Hand

Composer: Lang, David

Performer(s): Andrew Zolinsky (Piano)

Album: This Was Written by Hand / Cantaloupe / CA21073

Duration: 10:13


Title: Passacagli Per Tutte Le Lettere

Composer: Pellegrini, Domenico

Performer(s): Thor-Harald Johnsen (Chitarra Battente)

Album: Scaramanzia / Naive / V5361

Duration: 7:55


Title: Sonata Quarta In D Minor - I: Adagio

Composer: Finger, Godfrey

Performer(s): La Reveuse

Album: Henry Purcell - Devotional songs & anthems / Mirare / MIR 283

Duration: 2:56


Title: Ave, Dulcissima Maria

Composer: Lauridsen, Morten

Performer(s): Polyphony, Polyphony

Album: Lauridsen: Nocturnes / Hyperion / 67580

Duration: 7:04


Title: Salpinx Call, The "Sappho Painter" (5th C Bce)

Composer: anon

Performer(s): Ensemble De Organographia

Album: Music of the Ancient Greeks / Pandourion (Recordno: PRCD1001) / PRCD1001

Duration: 0:25


Title: Lonnie's Lament (Live In Berlin 1963)

Composer: Coltrane, John

Performer(s): John Coltrane

Album: Afro Blue Impressions (Expanded Edition) [Live] / Concord Music Group

Duration: 10:15


Title: An Evening Hymn

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Academy Of Ancient Music

Album: The Pure Voice Of Emma Kirkby (Recordno: 460583-2) / Decca / 460583-2

Duration: 4:08


Title: You Know Who I Am

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marcom Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: If Grief Could Wait / ECM / ECM 2226 277 7197

Duration: 4:05


Title: Grande Messe Des Morts - X: Agnus Dei

Complete Work Name: Grande Messe Des Morts

Composer: Berlioz, Hector

Performer(s): Barry Banks (Tenor), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir

Album: Berlioz - Grande Messe des morts (2-CD) (Recordno: 2SACD LSO 0729) / L.S.O. Live / 2SACD LSO 0729

Duration: 14:04


Title: Canción De Cuna Para Dormir A Un Negrito

Composer: Montsalvatge, Xavier

Performer(s): Sebastian See-Schierenberg (Violin), Sophia Liskovskaya (Piano)

Album: Sounds Of Spain & The Americas / Signum Classics / SIGCD405

Duration: 2:45


Title: If You Could Read My Mind

Composer: Lightfoot, Gordon

Performer(s): Johnny Cash (Vocal)

Album: American V: A Hundred Highways / Legacy

Duration: 4:29


Title: The Nearness Of You

Composer: Carmichael, Hoagy

Performer(s): Martin Taylor (Guitar)

Album: The Colonel & The Governor / Mesa / Blue Moon / 2307

Duration: 5:20


Title: Variations On The Healing Of Arinushka (1977)

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Lauri Vainmaa (Piano)

Album: A Treasury of Estonian Music / Estonian Music Information Centre 2009 / EMIC CD020

Duration: 3:17


Title: Wax Planet

Composer: McClure, Ron

Performer(s): Mike Nock (Piano)

Album: Between or Beyond

Duration: 4:00


Title: Barbara Strozzi – Che Si Puo Fare

Composer: Strozzi, Barbara

Performer(s): Mariana Flores (Soprano)

Album: Ambronay Éditions 10 years / Ambronay Éditions / AMY001

Duration: 5:52



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