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

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

This week, we feature nightly selections from Senses, a new, neo-classical solo piano album by Omar Sosa, recorded while the Grammy-nominated performer was an artist-in-residence i

 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: Music For A Found Harmonium

Composer: Jeffes, Simon

Performer(s): Colin Reid (Guitar)

Album: Tilt (Recordno: Tscd530) ~~ R382602 / Topic Records / Tscd530

Duration: 3:58


Title: O Grande Amor

Composer: Jobim / de Moraes

Performer(s): Paula Morelenbaum (Vocals); Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano); Luiz Brasil (Guitar); Zeca Assumpcao (Bass); Marcos Suzano (Percussion)

Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto moto:tronic / sONY / Sk93044

Duration: 4:30


Title: The Reverend

Composer: Friedlander, Erik

Performer(s): Erik Friendlander (Cello), Doug Wamble (Guitar); Trevor Dunn (Bass); Mike Sarin (Drums)

Album: Bonebridge / Skipstone Records / SR010

Duration: 6:05


Title: Nunc Dimittis --

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Kaia Urb (Soprano), Estonian Philharmonic Choir

Album: Arvo Part- Da Pacem / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 907401

Duration: 6:55


Title: Dix-Huiteme Ordre - Soeur Monique

Complete Work Name: Dix-Huiteme Ordre

Composer: Couperin, Francois

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Couperin: Keyboard Music 1 - Angela Hewitt / Hyperion / CDD03847

Duration: 3:55


Title: Achavari Waltz

Composer: Tickell

Performer(s): Respectable Groove

Album: Mysterious Barracudas ~~ R350909 / Mister Sam / Samcd001

Duration: 2:43


Title: Cello Sonata In A Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Molto Tranquillo

Complete Work Name: Cello Sonata In A Minor Op.36

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Gautier Capucon (Cello), Gabriela Montero (Piano)

Album: Martha Argerich and Friends - Live from the Lugano Festival - Disk 1 / EMI / 7243 5 62970 2 9

Duration: 6:04


Title: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Composer: Arlen / Koehler

Performer(s): Blossom Dearie (Vocal/Piano)

Album: Blossom Dearie - Four Classic Albums Plus ~~ CDE04299 / Avid Jazz / AMSC967

Duration: 2:28


Title: Snibor

Composer: Strayhorn, Billy

Performer(s): Johnny Hodges, The Ellington Men

Album: Ellingtonia '56 / Poll Winners Records / PWR 27227

Duration: 7:16


Title: Daily Growing

Composer: Trad Arr Altan

Performer(s): Altan And Paul Brady

Album: The Blue Idol / Virgin / CDVE961

Duration: 4:48


Title: Touma Ni Kelen / Needed Time

Performer(s): Habib Koité, Eric Bibb (Vocals, Acoustic Guitars)

Album: Brothers In Bamako (Recordno: CJ 028) / Contre-Jour / CJ 028

Duration: 4:40


Title: Grande Messe Des Morts - V: Quaerens Me

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: 5:10


Title: I Mine Kate Ungdomsdagar (In My Reckless Youthful Days)

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Trio Mediaeval, Birger Mistereggen (Percussion)

Album: Trio Mediaeval - Folk Songs / ECM Series 2003 / 4766179

Duration: 3:41


Title: Lament

Composer: Hamasyan, Tigran/Agbabian, Areni

Performer(s): Tigran (Piano/Voice); Areni Agbabian (Voice)

Album: Shadow Theater / Universal Music France / 374 264 4

Duration: 3:46


Title: Prehensile Dream

Composer: Anderson, Reid

Performer(s): Ethan Iverson (Piano), Reid Anderson (Bass) David King (Drums)

Album: Suspicious Activity? - The Bad Plus (Recordno: 82876 74188 2) / Columbia / 82876 74188 2

Duration: 8:12


Title: Concerto De Aranjuez - Adagio

Complete Work Name: Concerto De Aranjuez

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

Performer(s): Goran Sollscher (Guitar), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Album: Guitar Moods - The Ultimate Collection / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 1281

Duration: 10:55


Title: Around And About (2nd Movement) The Lake

Complete Work Name: Around And About

Composer: Farrell, Ciaran

Performer(s): Sinead Farrell (Flute), Roger Moffat (Vibraphone)

Album: Perfect State / RTÉ lyric fm / Cd113

Duration: 2:37


Title: My Favorite Things

Composer: Rodgers / Hammerstein

Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals)

Album: Same Girl / Act Music / ACT 9024-2

Duration: 3:58


Title: Old Like J

Performer(s): Windings

Album: It's Never Night

Duration: 4:09


Title: Song For Jesse

Complete Work Name: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Composer: Cave/ Ellis

Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available

Album: White Lunar / Mute Records / CDSTUMM313/5099996466322

Duration: 2:34


Title: String Quartet In A Minor Op.132 (2nd Movement) Allegro Ma Non Tanto

Complete Work Name: String Quartet In A Minor Op.32

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Alban Berg Quartet

Album: Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartet ~~ CDH08946 / EMI Classics / 5736062

Duration: 8:23


Title: Sonata No. 33 In B Minor

Composer: Scarlatti, Alessandro

Performer(s): Jacques Loussier (Piano), Jacques Loussier Trio

Album: baroque Favourites / Telarc / CD 83516

Duration: 4:55


Title: Philosophia

Composer: Guggenheim Grotto/Kevin May

Performer(s): Guggenheim Grotto, Shane Power (Drums/Progamming); Mick Lynch (Vocals/Guitar/Strings); Kevin May (Vocals/Keys/Programming)

Album: ...Waltzing Alone / Shellac Records / SHLC003

Duration: 3:10


Title: Despacio

Composer: Sosa, Omar

Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)

Album: Senses / Otá / OTA 1026

Duration: 3:06


Title: God Bless The Child

Composer: Holiday / Herzog

Performer(s): Zrazy; Maria Walsh (Vocals); Carole Nelson (Sax/Piano), Myles Drennan (Piano); Geraint Robert (Bass); Andyt Bold (Drums)

Album: Private Wars -- N/A / Alfi

Duration: 6:00


Title: Webster's Mood

Composer: Garrick, Michael

Performer(s): Michael Garrick (Piano), Don Rendell (Sax); Iar Carr (Trumpet); Jim Philips (Flute); Trevor Tomkins (Drum); Coleridge Goode (Bass)

Album: Prelude to Heart is a Lotus; Michael Garrick Sextet / Gearbox / GB1517

Duration: 3:23


Title: Procedentem Sponsum

Complete Work Name: Procedentem Sponsum

Composer: Anonymous

Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Saxophone), Hilliard Ensemble

Album: Officium (Recordno: ECM New Series 1525) ~~ CDC485106 / ECM / ECM New Series 1525

Duration: 2:50


Title: Orientales

Composer: Mazur / Garbarek

Performer(s): Marilyn Mazur (Percussion), Jan Garbarek (Sax)

Album: Elixer - Marilyn Mazur And Jan Garbarek / Ecm 1962 / 1737320

Duration: 3:01


Title: Winter

Complete Work Name: The Four Seasons

Composer: Amos

Performer(s): Tori Amos

Album: A Tori Amos Collection - Tales of a Librarian / WEA / 9548324852

Duration: 5:37


Title: All That Fall

Composer: Colohan

Performer(s): Agitated Radio Pilot (David Colohan- Vocals), Maja Elliott (Keyboard)

Album: World Winding Down / David Colohan / Download

Duration: 3:40


Title: Enjoy The Silence

Composer: Gore, Martin

Performer(s): Eric Whitacre Singers

Album: Enjoy the Silence EP / Decca B00FKLZTLO

Duration: 5:22



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