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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 29 April 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

International Jazz Day Apr 30 this is part sponsored by the Thelonius Monk Institute - so our Blue Tunes spotlight shines on Monk all this week- be prepared for the unorthodox.

 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: Concerto No.6 Bwv 1051 In B Flat Major (2nd Movement) - Adagio Ma Non Tanto

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Kati Debretzeni (Leader/Vln), English Baroque Soloists

Album: The Brandenburg Concertos - English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner ~~ CDH09246 / Soli Deo Gloria / SDG707

Duration: 4:36


Title: High Life For Strings

Composer: David Byrne

Performer(s): Balanescu Quartet

Album: Balanescu Quartet: Byrne/Moran/Lurie/Torke ~~ G338601 / Argo / 4365652

Duration: 4:34


Title: First Impressions

Composer: Meyer, Edgar

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O Connor (Violin) Edgar Meyer (Piano)

Album: Yo-Yo Ma / Edgar Meyer / Mark O Connor / Appalachia Waltz / Sony Music Entertainment Inc / SK68460

Duration: 4:07


Title: April In Paris

Performer(s): Billie Holiday

Album: Billie Holiday for Lovers

Duration: 3:15


Title: Al Birwa

Composer: Brahem, Anouar

Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Khaled Yassine (Darbouka, Bendir)

Album: The Astounding Eyes of Rita - Anouar Brahem / ECM Records 2075 / 179 8628

Duration: 4:51


Title: Aird Ui Chuain

Composer: Trad/O'Connor, McSherry, McIlduff

Performer(s): John Mcsherry (Pipes, Whistles), Donal O'Connor (Fiddle, Keys), Franicis Mcilduff (Bodhran, Pipes), At First Light

Album: At First Light-IDIR / At First Light / AFLCD 201101

Duration: 4:25


Title: Cead Moladh Le Muire Beannaithe

Composer: Mac Erlaine, Sean

Performer(s): This Is How We Fly

Album: This Is How We Fly - Promo / Ergodos / Private Promo CD

Duration: 4:41


Title: Vespers - Nyne Otpushchayeshi

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Vladimir Mostovoy (Tenor), St Petersburg Chamber Choir

Album: The Number One Rachmaninov Album Cd 2 / Universal Classics & Jazz Uk / 4765900

Duration: 3:45


Title: Sonata In D Minor - Allegro

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Aniello Desiderio (Guitar)

Album: Italica Famosa - Aniello Desiderio / Adoro Records / 00106

Duration: 2:35


Title: Forever You

Composer: Danielsson, Lars

Performer(s): Ulf Wakenius (Guitar), Carsten Dahl (Piano), Lars Danielsson (Bass), Morten Lund (Drums)

Album: The Ulf Wakenius Signature Edition (2-CD) / ACT / ACT 6005-2

Duration: 4:04


Title: Shipbuilding -- Not Available

Composer: McManus / Langer

Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Huw Warren (Piano)

Album: Ashore / Topic Records / TSCD577

Duration: 4:09


Title: Solid Air

Composer: Martyn, John

Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal, Guitar), John Bundrick (Keyboards), Tristan Fry (Vibes), Tony Coe (Sax) Et Al

Album: Solid Air (Recordno: IMCD 274548147-2) / Island / IMCD 274548147-2

Duration: 5:46


Title: Sane

Composer: Neset, Marius

Performer(s): Marius Neset (Saxophone), Django Bates (Keyboards), Jasper Hoiby (Bass), Anton Leger (Drums)

Album: Golden Explosion / Edition Records / EDN1027

Duration: 3:47


Title: Holy

Composer: Yekmalyan, Makar

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

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

Duration: 5:23


Title: Sonata In A Major G4 (With Cello) (1st Movement) Allegro Moderato

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Richard Lester (Cello), David Watkin (Cello(, Chi-Chi Nwankou (Double Bass)

Album: Boccherini: cello Sonatas - Richard Lester, David Watkin, Chi-Chi Nwankou / Helios / CDH55219

Duration: 5:53


Title: Suite Popular Espanola - (3rd Movement) Jota

Composer: Falla, Manuel de

Performer(s): Alisa Weilerstein (Cello), Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (Piano)

Album: Alisa Weilerstein / Vivian Hornik Weilerstein / EMI Classics / 724357349826

Duration: 2:51


Title: Algiers La Blanche

Composer: Halferty, Tommy

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio, Tommy Halferty (Guitar); Kevin Brady (Drums); Dave Fleming (Bass)

Album: Burkina / Self Release

Duration: 7:58


Title: Ruby, My Dear (Take 3)

Composer: Monk, Thelonious

Performer(s): Thelonious Monk (Piano)

Album: Solo Monk / Columbia / Legacy / C2K 65495

Duration: 5:40


Title: Arabesque No.1

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)

Album: Scintillation (Recordno: Cd-80361) / Telarc / Cd-80361

Duration: 4:20


Title: Carry (Variation On Debussy's Girl With The Flaxen Hair)

Composer: Amos, Tori

Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/ Vocal), Apollon Musagete Quartet, Laura Lucas (Flute), Nigel Shore (Oboe), Andreas Ortensamer (Clarinet)

Album: Night of Hunters / Deutsche Grammophon / 477 9791

Duration: 4:07


Title: Lonely Press Play

Composer: Albarn, Damon

Performer(s): Damon Albarn

Album: Everyday Robots / Parlophone / 825646331314

Duration: 3:42


Title: Good Night (In Memoriam Michael Vyner) Op 63 (2nd Movement) Lento Tranquillissimo

Composer: Gorecki, Henryk

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano), Vourneen Ryan, Stephen Kelly

Album: A Place Between - Louth Contemporary Music Society / Louth Contemporary Music Society / LCMS901

Duration: 11:22


Title: The First Circle

Composer: Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays

Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Guitar), Lyle Mays (Piano),Pedro Aznar (Acc Gtr/Perc) Steve Rodby(Bass), Paul Wertigo (Drums)

Album: Pat Metheny; Selected Recordings / ECM / rarum IX

Duration: 9:15


Title: (Blame It On The) Good Times

Composer: Coen, Ray

Performer(s): No Crows (Band), Ray Coen (Vocals/Guitar); Oleg Ponomarev (Fiddle);Anna Houston (Cello/Vocals); Eddie Lee (Bass)

Album: Waiting for the Tide / WHRL / WHRL 0016

Duration: 4:39


Title: Aerial Boundaries

Composer: Hedges, Michael

Performer(s): Michael Hedges (Guitar)

Album: Beyond Boundaries Guitar Solos - Michael Hedges / Windham Hill / 01934 11612 2

Duration: 4:43


Title: String Quartet Op 135 In F Major - Movement I - Allegretto

Complete Work Name: String Quartet Op 135 In F Major

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Alban Berg Quartet, Gunther Pichler (1st Violin), Gerhard Schulz (2nd Violin), Thomas Kakuska (Viola), Hatto Beyerle, Valentin Erben

Album: Beethoven Complete String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartet -- Cdh08941 / Emi Classics / 5736062

Duration: 6:18


Title: Gloria --

Composer: Coulais, Bruno

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: 4:24


Title: My Bells -- Not Available

Composer: Evans, Bill

Performer(s): John Mclaughlin (Guitar), Aighetta Quartet

Album: Time Remembered ~~ E228206 / Polygram Jazz / 519861-2

Duration: 3:22


Title: May Song

Composer: Sheppard, Andy

Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Soprano & Tenor Sax), Kuljit Bhamra (Perc), Arild Anderson (Bass), Eivind Aarset (Electric Gtr/ Electronics), John Parricelli (Gtrs)

Album: Andy Sheppard / ECM / 2062 1795042

Duration: 6:48


Title: Don't Explain

Composer: Herzog/Holiday

Performer(s): Herbie Hancock Featuring Lisa Hannigan And Damien Rice, Tomo: Drums; Vyvienne Long: Cello; Shane Fitzsimons: Bass

Album: Possibilities / WEA International / US3R80503006

Duration: 4:51


Title: Pods

Composer: Johannsson, Johann

Performer(s): Michaela Srumova (Soprano), City Of Prague Philharmomic Orchestra And Chorus

Album: Johann Johannsson: and in the endless pause there came the sound of bees / Type / TYPE064

Duration: 3:25



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