The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 21 May 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Each night this week, we're airing selections from "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a brilliant 2014 re-working of eleven Leonard Cohen songs by the acclaimed Irish singer Christine Tobin

 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: Medina Ii

Composer: Delago, Manu

Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Violin)

Album: Bigger Than Home (Recordno: SWR 52/13) / / SWR 52/13

Duration: 5:08


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: Old And Lost Rivers

Composer: Picker, Tobias

Performer(s): The London Symphony Orchestra

Album: American Barbecue / Sony Music / A 92988

Duration: 4:38


Title: Pavane For A Dead Princess

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Eimear Quinn, (Harp), (Soprano Saxophone)

Album: -- ~~

Duration: 3:00


Title: Pavane For A Dead Princess

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Chucho Valdes (Piano)

Album: Fantasia Cubana - Chucho Valdes / Blue Note Records / 57189

Duration: 4:58


Title: Sanctus -- Missa In Illo Tempore

Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio

Performer(s): Ensemble Vocal European

Album: A New Sacred Art - Masses and Motets at the turn of the 17th century / Harmonia Mundi / HMX2958006

Duration: 3:44


Title: Etudes-Tableaux - Lento Assai In A Minor, No.2

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)

Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set) (Recordno: 9013 / 20) / Brilliant Classics / 9013 / 20

Duration: 7:01


Title: Maggie And Milly And Molly And May

Composer: Merchant, Natalie/E.E. Cummings

Performer(s): Nathalie Merchant (Vocals)

Album: Leave Your Sleep (Recordno: 522304-2) / Nonesuch / 522304-2

Duration: 4:08


Title: It's All In The Game

Composer: Dawes/Sigman

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano), Gary Peacock (Bass), Jack Dejohnette (Drums)

Album: The Out-Of-Towners / ECM Records / ECM 1900 981 9610

Duration: 6:46


Title: String Quartet No. 3 (1985) (V) Blood Oath

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet

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

Duration: 3:32


Title: The Whirling Dervish

Composer: Holland, Dave/Habichuela, Pepe

Performer(s): Dave Holland (Bass); Pepe Habichuela (Guitar), Josemi Carmona (Gtr); Carlos Carmona (Gtr); Israel Porrina (Percussion); Juan Carmona (Percussion)

Album: Hands - Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela (Recordno: Promo CD) / Dare 2 Records / Promo CD

Duration: 7:32


Title: Eileen Mcmahon

Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Eddi Reader

Album: All the Way Home / Blix Street / G"-10201

Duration: 6:09


Title: Lament For The Fallen

Composer: Byrne, Brian

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Rté Concert Orchestra

Album: Tales From The Walled City / Decca / B0017611 02

Duration: 5:24


Title: String Quartet No.10 In E Flat Op.125 (1st Movement)

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals

Album: Schubert String Quartets -- HMC902121 / harmonia mundi / HMC902121

Duration: 9:22


Title: Embraceable You -- Embraceable You

Composer: Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira

Performer(s): Charlie Parker (Alto Saxophone), Charlie Parker Quintet

Album: Charlie Parker - In A Soulful Mood / Music Club / MCCD 620

Duration: 3:22


Title: Origin

Composer: Taylor

Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn); Johnny Taylor (Piano), Damian Evans(Bass); Dominic Mullan (Drums): Julien Colarossi (Guitar)

Album: In Transition / Lyte Records / LR026

Duration: 8:50


Title: Need Your Love So Bad

Composer: John Jnr, Mertis

Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals), Johnny Taylor (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Bass), Dominic Mullan (Drums)

Album: This Time The Dream's On Me (Recordno: CD001) / / CD001

Duration: 5:07


Title: Partita No. 3 In E Major For Solo Violin (Prelude)

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddle); Rob Moose (Tenor Gtr/Mandolin)

Album: In Double / Rob Moose Records / PROMO CD

Duration: 3:22


Title: Quintet For String Quartet And Double Bass (2nd Movement)

Composer: Meyer, Edgar

Performer(s): Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Eugene Drucker/Philip Setzer (Violin) Lawrence Dutton (Viola) David Finckel (Cello), Emerson String Quartet

Album: Meyer Quintet / Rorem String Quartet No.4 / Deutsche Grammophon / 4743212

Duration: 5:39


Title: Acrostic Song From 'Final Alice'

Composer: Tredici/Lewis Carroll

Performer(s): Sarah Leonard (Soprano), The Sixteen

Album: An American Collection ~~ CDC03321 / Collins Classics / 12872

Duration: 5:45


Title: Anthem

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Dave Whitford (Bass), Gwilym Simcock (Piano)

Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep / Trail Belle Records / TBR03

Duration: 6:37


Title: Stacks, Mountains

Composer: Winter Aid

Performer(s): Winter Aid

Album: There Is A Light - Various Artists in Support of Forst Fortnight Mental Health Awarness / Bluestack Records / Bluestack Records

Duration: 3:07


Title: Ma Ma Fc

Composer: Sissoko, Ballake

Performer(s): Ballake Sissoko (Kora/ Harp-Lute), Vincent Segal (Cello)

Album: Chamber Music (Recordno: NOF 532) ~~ PD SW / Songlines / NOF 532

Duration: 5:13


Title: The Beloved And Her Lover

Composer: Wilson, Ian

Performer(s): Iarla O'Lionaird, National Chamber Choir Of Ireland

Album: One Day Fine / RTE LyricFM / RTE CD131

Duration: 9:41


Title: Blue In Green

Composer: Davis

Performer(s): Miles Davis

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

Duration: 5:26


Title: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single Remix

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Tom Waits

Album: Gavin Bryars A Portrait / Decca / 4732962

Duration: 4:02


Title: Railroad Man

Composer: Sakamoto, Ryuichi

Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)

Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Moto.Tronic / Sony Classical / SK 93044

Duration: 4:42


Title: Home Again

Composer: King, Carole

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Liam Noble (Piano)

Album: Tapestry Unravelled (Recordno: TRB01) / Trail Belle Records / TRB01

Duration: 3:07



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