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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 15 July 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Julian Bream fell in love with the guitar aged nine on hearing Django Reinhardt; he's 81 this week - we honour him on Blue with selections from his varied catalogue.

 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: 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: Angels

Composer: Croft/Sim/Smith (The xx)

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Voice); Sean Macerlaine (Reeds); Kate Ellis (Cello), Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (Voice /Guitar), Ergodos Musicians

Album: Songs / Ergodos / Ergodos ER13

Duration: 3:35


Title: Lullaby From The Westcoast Sleepers

Composer: Richter, Max

Performer(s): Max Richter (Piano), Louisa Fuller (Violin), John Metcalfe (Viola), Ian Burdge (Cello), Chris Worsey, Preston Reed (Guitar)

Album: 24 Postcards in Full Colour - Max Richter / FatCat Records / CD1307

Duration: 2:02


Title: Violin Concerto In C Major (2nd Movement) - Adagio

Composer: Lolli, Antonio

Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin), Venice Baroque Orchestra

Album: Concerto Italiano - Carmignola / Venice Baroque Orchestra / Marcon / Archiv Produktion / 4776606

Duration: 5:31


Title: Ricercare A 6 (The Musical Offering)

Complete Work Name: Ricercare A 6 Bwv 1079

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)

Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04) / la dolce vita / LDV 04

Duration: 6:43


Title: Alas De Plata

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Silvia Iriondo (Vocal), Quique Sinesi (Piccolo Guitar); Maria Grisiglione (Vocal); Mario Silva (Birds)

Album: Tierra Que Anda (Recordno: Carmo/16 9869142) / Carmo / Carmo/16 9869142

Duration: 4:26


Title: Ruby Tuesday -- Not Available

Composer: Jagger/Richards

Performer(s): Dick Gaughan (Guitar & Vocals), Mary Macmaster (Clarsach)

Album: Sail On / Greentrax / CDTRAX109

Duration: 4:31


Title: Love For Sale -- Not Available

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal), Joe Pass (Guitar)

Album: Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass "Easy Living" / OJC / 0888072328419

Duration: 4:43


Title: Sentimental Lady

Composer: Ellington, Duke

Performer(s): Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone), Duke Ellington Orchestra

Album: Blues In Orbit / Columbia / Legacy / 512915 2

Duration: 4:02


Title: Little Fly

Composer: Blake/ Spalding

Performer(s): Esperenza Spalding (Bass/ Vocal), Entcho Todorov (Vln), Lois Martin (Vla), Dave Eggar (Cello), Leo Genovese (Piano, Rhodes, Melodica), Terri Lyne Carrington (Drums), Quintino Cinalli (Perc)

Album: Chamber Music Society / Heads Up International / HUI-31810-02

Duration: 3:33


Title: He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead From That The Night Come

Composer: Dennehy, Donncha/Yeats, W.B.

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), The Crash Ensemble

Album: Grá agus Bás / Nonesuch Records / 7559 79772 7

Duration: 4:06


Title: Danza Espanola No.4

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)

Album: Spanish Guitar Recital ~~ D361709 / RCA / 74321680162

Duration: 6:35


Title: Oscarine

Composer: Segal, Vincent

Performer(s): Vincent Segal (Cello), Ballake Sissoko (Kora)

Album: Chamber Music (Recordno: NOF 532) ~~ PD RB / No Format / NOF 532

Duration: 5:41


Title: The False Bride

Composer: Trad arr Collins

Performer(s): Shirley Collins (Vocals, Banjo)

Album: The Classic Collection

Duration: 4:15


Title: Piano Sonata In A (2nd Movement) Menuetto - Trio

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)

Album: Mozart (Recordno: 429739-2) ~~ D100607 / Deutsche Grammophon / 429739-2

Duration: 5:46


Title: Dove Sei (Art Thou Troubled)

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Andreas Scholl (Alto/Countertenor), Accademia Bizantina

Album: Arias For Senesino / Decca / 4756569

Duration: 5:01


Title: As Ssafar

Composer: Samawatie

Performer(s): Cymin Samawatie (Vocals), Benedikt Jahnel (Piano), Ralf Schwarz (Bass), Ketan Bhatti (Drums)

Album: Cyminology: As Ney / ECM / 2084 1780149

Duration: 2:59


Title: Misa Criolla - Kyrie

Composer: Ramirez, Ariel

Performer(s): Jose Carreras, Jose Luis Ocejo, Coral Salve De Laredo / Sociedad Coral De Bilbao

Album: The No.1 Classical Album / PolyGram Classics an Jazz / 4561952

Duration: 3:48


Title: Sibuni Ya Nass

Composer: Fakhri, Sabah

Performer(s): Tarab, Kate Ellis (Cello); Robbie Harris (Bodhran, Percussion), Emer Mayock (Flutes,Whistles,Pipes); Nick Roth (Sax, Furulya,Davul); Francesco Turrisi(Accordion,Percussion)

Album: Tarab / Tarab / TAQCD001

Duration: 4:33


Title: La Chambre

Composer: Brahem, Anour

Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Francois Couturier (Piano); Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordian)

Album: Le Voyage de Sahar (Recordno: ECM 1915 987 4651) / ECM / ECM 1915 987 4651

Duration: 5:01


Title: Perperouna

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Savina Yannatou (Voice), Primavera En Salonico

Album: Songs of an Other (Recordno: ECM2057) / ECM / ECM2057

Duration: 5:14


Title: Both Sides Now

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell

Album: Both Sides Now / Reprise

Duration: 5:43


Title: Heartbeats

Composer: Karin Dreijer Andersson/Olof Dreijer

Performer(s): Jose Gonzalez (Vocal / Guitar)

Album: Heartbeats / Peacefrog / PROMO

Duration: 2:43


Title: The Voice Of Silence (Prologue)

Composer: Mikkelborg, Palle

Performer(s): Helen Davies (Harp), Nicolai Shultz (Flute), The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra

Album: The Voice Of Silence - Palle Mikkelborg / Stunt Records / STUCD01042

Duration: 10:08


Title: Study No.2 In D Flat Major

Composer: Godowsky, Leopold

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)

Album: Godowsky : 22 Chopin Studies Ivan Ilic / Paraty / 311205

Duration: 3:14


Title: Pastorales: Six Pieces For Cello And Piano (3rd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Martinu, Bohuslav

Performer(s): Christian Benda (Cello), Sebastien Benda (Piano)

Album: Martinu - Works For Cello And Piano, Volume 2 / Naxos / 8.554503

Duration: 6:49


Title: The Book Of Love

Composer: Merritt, Stephen

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal)

Album: Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back (Recordno: 797520) ~~ PD MW / Virgin / 797520

Duration: 3:44


Title: Stay

Composer: Wallumrod, Christian

Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocal, Piano, Guitar)

Album: Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos (Recordno: RCD2066) / Rune Grammofon / RCD2066

Duration: 4:59


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Op.102

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Dmitri Alexeev (Piano), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Relax More (Recordno: Cfmcd32) ~~ G365808 / Classic FM / Cfmcd32

Duration: 6:08


Title: What Would I Ever Do With A Rose?

Composer: Wainwright, Rufus

Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright (Vocals & Piano)

Album: All Days Are Nights:songs For Lulu / Decca / 2735558

Duration: 4:23


Title: Burma Shave

Composer: Waits, Tom

Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocals)

Album: Tom Waits - Asylum Years (Recordno: 7559-60494-2) / Asylum Records / 7559-60494-2

Duration: 6:33



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