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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 1 July 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Born on July 4, Stephen Foster is under the Blue spotlight. This week we honour the "father of American music "with a variety of artists and interpretations.

 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: Early Sun Polska

Composer: McKay, Caitriona

Performer(s): Caitriona Mckay (Harp), Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa)

Album: Foogy / Olov Johansson / OJM009

Duration: 3:58


Title: Automne -- Not Available

Composer: Grappelli

Performer(s): Maeve Gilchrist (Harp/Vocals), Mike Block(Cello); Aidan O'Donnell (Bass); Darol Anger(Violin);

Album: Song of Delight / Adventure Music / AMA1066 2

Duration: 5:40


Title: Violin Sonata No.2 (2nd Movement) Andante Tranquillo

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Renaud Capucon (Violin), Nicolas Angelich (Piano)

Album: Brahms Violin Sonatas 1 to 3 / Virgin / 724354573125

Duration: 6:45


Title: Se Voce Me Ama

Composer: Gardot, Melody/Pereira, Heitor

Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocal) Heitor Pereira (Vocal), John Leftwich (Bass), Paulihno Dacosta (Percussion), Jim Keltner, Peter Erskine (Drums), Heitor Pereira & His Orchestra

Album: Melody Gardot - The Absence / Decca / LSCD1-2004

Duration: 4:52


Title: Something Good --

Composer: Rodgers, Richard

Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Anne Sofie Von Otter (Vocal)

Album: Love Songs -- 2CD V 5241 / Naive / 2CD V 5241

Duration: 3:22


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: Partita - Gigue

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Andrew Lawrence King (Harp)

Album: Die Davidsharfe - King David's Harp / Andrew Lawrence King - Baroque Harp / BMG Entertainment / 05472773862

Duration: 2:32


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: Stormy Weather -- Not Available

Composer: Arlen, Harold/Koehler, Ted

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals)

Album: Summertime / UCJ / 9831113

Duration: 3:40


Title: Our Song

Composer: Pepper, Art

Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone), Stanley Cowell (Piano), Howard Roberts (Guitar), Cecil Mcbee (Bass), Carl Burnett (Drums)

Album: Winter Moon / Galaxy / OJCCD-677-2

Duration: 5:32


Title: Film En Miniature H.148 - Movement Iii - Berceuse

Composer: Martinu, Bohuslav

Performer(s): Lada Valesova (Piano)

Album: Lada Valesova - Intimate Studies (Piano music by Janacek, Haas, Martinu, Suk) / Avie Records / AV2142

Duration: 3:04


Title: White Man Sleeps - Fourth Dance

Composer: Volans, Kevin

Performer(s): Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, Cian O'Hara, Andrew Olwil

Album: Deleted Pieces - Dublin Guitar Quartet ~~ G460808 / Greyslate Records / GREYCD014

Duration: 8:08


Title: The Meaning Of Love

Composer: Kuhn, Steve

Performer(s): Karin Krog (Vocals), Steve Kuhn (Piano), David Finck (Bass), Bill Drummond (Drums)

Album: Where You At? / Enja Records / CD 9144-2

Duration: 5:43


Title: Into My Arms

Composer: Cave, Nick

Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocal, Piano), Martyn P. Casey (Bass)

Album: The Boatman's Call / Mute / CD Stumm 142

Duration: 4:15


Title: Northwest Passage

Composer: Rogers, Stan

Performer(s): Stan Rogers And Friends

Album: The Rough Guide To The Music Of Canada

Duration: 4:49


Title: Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair -- Not Available

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): Chanticleer

Album: Chanticleer - A Portrait ~~ C795011 / Teltec / 092749702-2

Duration: 3:10


Title: Arioso -- Not Available

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Celebration - Julian Lloyd Webber / RCA Red Seal / 74321 84112 2

Duration: 3:26


Title: Piano Sonata No.1 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Lento

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)

Album: Nikolai Lugansky - Rachmaninov Piano Sonatas 1 & 2 / Naive / Ambroisie / AM 208

Duration: 8:32


Title: From The Invisible To The Visible

Composer: Worden, Shara

Performer(s): Nadia Sirota (Viola)

Album: Baroque / New Amsterdam Records / HVALUR17CD

Duration: 4:01


Title: Every Evening

Composer: Simonds/Liles

Performer(s): Michael Begg (Electronics); Brian Eno(Keyboard); Laura Sheeran (Additional Vocals)

Album: Fovea Hex: Here is Where We Used to Sing / Janet Records / JRDS004A

Duration: 4:01


Title: The Mountains Of Pomeroy

Composer: Sigerson, Dr.G

Performer(s): Mairtín O'Connor (Accordion), Cathal Hayden (Fiddle), Séamie O'Dowd (Guitar)

Album: Going Places / MCSCD 002

Duration: 4:16


Title: Fetish

Composer: Bensusan / Malherbe

Performer(s): Pierre Bensusan (Guitar), Didier Malherbe (Flute)

Album: Live In Paris / Zebra Acoustic / Za44401-2

Duration: 7:01


Title: Cloudburst

Composer: Whitacre, Eric

Performer(s): Thomas Guthrie (Soloist And Speaker), Stephen Layton (Piano), Robert Millett And Pupils Of The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Middlesex (Percussion), Polyphony

Album: Cloudburst and other choral works / Hyperion / CDA67543

Duration: 8:25


Title: The Needle And The Damage Done

Composer: Young, Neil

Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Harvest / Reprise / 7599-27239-2

Duration: 2:03


Title: String Quartet No.6 In B Flat Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Ma Non Troppo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Emerson String Quartet (See Memo Details)

Album: Beethoven The String Quartets ~~ PD OB / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778649

Duration: 6:51


Title: Sonata In G Minor For Viola Da Gamba Solo (2nd Movement) Allegro

Complete Work Name: Sonata In G Minor Viola Da Gamba Solo Senza Basso Wko 155 No.2

Composer: Abel, Carl Friedrich

Performer(s): Susanne Heinrich (Viola Da Gamba)

Album: Abel: Mr Abel's Fine Airs - Susanne Heinrich / Hyperion / CDA67628

Duration: 2:49


Title: Tongue Tied

Composer: Portman, Emily

Performer(s): Emily Portman (Vocals + Instruments), Rachel Newton And Lucy Farrell (Vocals + Instruments)

Album: Emily Portman Trio: The Hinge of the Year / Furrow Records / PROMO CD

Duration: 4:20


Title: Ealu

Composer: Breatnach, Cormac

Performer(s): Cormac Breatnach, ( Low Whistle), Gavin Ralston (Guitar ), Robbie Harris (Percussion ), Fiachra Trench (Keyboards )Aoife Doyle (Vocals)

Album: Ealu / Diosca Mandala CD003

Duration: 9:30


Title: Farewell Angelina

Composer: Dylan, Bob

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: 7:12



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