The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 4 August 2014

The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

The award-winning Sofia Vokalensemble recorded an album of Nordic a capella choral music earlier this year. Hear selections from "Forvarskvall" each night this week on Blue.

 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: Simple Twist Of Fate

Composer: Dylan, Bob

Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocals)

Album: Blood On the Tracks / Columbia / COL4678422

Duration: 4:15


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

Composer: Godard, Benjamin

Performer(s): Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Romantic Piano Concerto - 63: Benjamin Godard / Hyperion Records / CDA68043

Duration: 7:16


Title: Moonlight / Llanto De Luna

Composer: Beethoven / Gutierrez Cainas, J.

Performer(s): Omara Portuondo (Vocals), Cucho Valdes (Piano)

Album: Omara & Chucho : Omara Portuondo & Chucho Valdes / World Village / WVF479063

Duration: 4:45


Title: Songe

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Moe Moe Yee (Harp)

Album: Burmese Harp / Playasound / PLAYASOUND PS 65135

Duration: 4:13


Title: The Voice Of Silence (Epilogue)

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: 3:10


Title: Let It Be

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocals), Chaz Jankel (Piano), Mickey Gallagher (Hammond), Norman Watt-Roy (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)

Album: I Am Sam - Music From And Inspired By The Film / V2 Records / VVR1019412

Duration: 3:30


Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 In D Major (2nd Movement) Andantino Cantabile

Composer: Enescu, George

Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)

Album: Enescu: Piano Music Volume 2 - Luiza Borac - Disk 2 / Avie / AV25081

Duration: 9:11


Title: God Don't Never Change

Performer(s): Blind Willie Johnson (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: The Slide Guitar - Bottles, Knives & Steel / CBS Records / 467251 2

Duration: 2:59


Title: Memories Of You

Composer: Smith, J.B.

Performer(s): Bill Monroe (Vocal, Mandolin), Doc Watson (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Bill Monroe & Doc Watson: Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 / Smithsonian Folkways / SFCD40064

Duration: 3:10


Title: The Seal Lullaby

Composer: Whitacre, Eric

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Pavao String Quartet

Album: Catrin Finch - Lullabies / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791482

Duration: 4:07


Title: Dream Dancing

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Tenor Saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), George Mratz (Bass), Mousey Alexander (Drums)

Album: The Jazz Giants Play Cole Porter / Prestige / PRCD-24203-02

Duration: 7:22


Title: Quartet No.2 In G Major (3rd Movement) Andante

Composer: Thuille, Ludwig

Performer(s): Ofer Falk, Rafael Todes (Violins), Dorothea Vogel (Viola), Vanessa Lucas-Smith (Cello)

Album: Ludwig Thuille: The String Quartets / Champs Hill Records / CHRCD077

Duration: 7:25


Title: Fluff

Composer: Butler, Geezer/Iommi, Tony/Osbourne, Ozzy/Ward, Bill

Performer(s): Tony Iommi (Guitar), Black Sabbath

Album: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / World Wide Artists / CMTCD028

Duration: 4:09


Title: Polska Efter Anders Frederik Andersson Tryserum

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Pelle Bjornlert (Viola D'Amore)

Album: Swedish Folk Music 1970 - 1990 / Arsringar / MNWCD 194 - 195

Duration: 2:20


Title: Four Songs Of Love - Ii: Until The Daybreak

Composer: Sandstrom, Sven-David

Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble

Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening / Convivium Records / CR017

Duration: 2:32


Title: Good Fortune

Composer: Snider, Todd

Performer(s): Todd Snider

Album: The Excitement Plan / Yep Roc Records / YEP 2202

Duration: 3:12


Title: 1941

Composer: Nilsson, Harry

Performer(s): Harry Nilsson (Vocal)

Album: Harry Nilsson - All Time Greatest Hits / RCA / 9670-2

Duration: 2:41


Title: There's No You

Composer: Burwell / Parish

Performer(s): Herb Ellis (Guitar)

Album: Let's Do It - Louis Armstong: Best Of The Verve Years / Verve / 529 017-2

Duration: 2:17


Title: Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade - Il Vecchio Castello

Composer: Mussorgsky, Modest

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition / Decca / 4475 7717

Duration: 5:24


Title: Lamentos

Composer: Pixinguinha

Performer(s): Roland Dyens (Guitar)

Album: Naquele Tempo: Music of the Brazilian Master Pixinguinha / GSP / GSP1035

Duration: 4:28


Title: The Lament For Limerick

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Martin Hayes (Fiddle), Dennis Cahill (Guitar)

Album: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: The Lonesome Touch / Green Linnet / Glcd1181

Duration: 5:00


Title: Gymnopedie No.1 / Variation No.1

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Vincent Charbonnier (Bass), André Arpino (Drums)

Album: Beyond Bach, Other Composers I Adore / Telarc / TEL-35342-02

Duration: 4:33


Title: Gymnopedie No.3

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar), Csfr State Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Chill with Satie / NAXOS / 8556781

Duration: 2:21


Title: Qui Est Homo

Composer: Pergolesi, Giovanni

Performer(s): Matinier / Ambrosini

Album: Inventio / ECM Records / ECM 2348 375 9429

Duration: 4:19


Title: Ogne Pena Cciu Spietata

Composer: Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Performer(s): Maria Pia De Vito (Voice), Francois Couturier (Piano), Anja Lechner (Cello), Michele Rabbia (Percussion, Electronics)

Album: Il Pergolese (Recordno: ECM 2340 4180427) / ECM Records / ECM 2340 4180427

Duration: 5:57


Title: Moments Of Pleasure

Composer: Bush, Kate

Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocals/ Piano), The Waynflete Chamber Choir

Album: Director's Cut / Fish People / 5099902777221

Duration: 6:31


Title: Four Songs Of Love - I: Let Him Kiss Me

Composer: Sandstrom, Sven-David

Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble

Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening / Convivium Records / CR017

Duration: 2:10


Title: The Drowned Lovers

Composer: Trad Arr Rusby McCusker

Performer(s): Kate Rusby (Vocals)

Album: Hourglass / Pure / PRCD02

Duration: 5:09


Title: The Man Who Fell From Grace...

Composer: 3epkano

Performer(s): 3epkano

Album: 3epkano / Smiling Politely Records / Spr012

Duration: 5:25


Title: Polvere Di Stelle (Stardust)

Composer: Parish / Carmichael

Performer(s): Monty Alexander (Piano), Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar), Martin Pizzarelli (Acoustic Bass)

Album: Romantica / Motema / 233851

Duration: 4:15


Title: Firefly

Composer: Hiromi

Performer(s): Anthony Jackson (Bass), Simon Phillips (Drums)

Album: Alive / Telarc / TEL-35307-02

Duration: 7:31


Title: Violin Sonata No.2 In D Major (3rd Movement) Andante

Composer: Prokofiev, Serge

Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)

Album: Prokofiev - Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies / Hyperion / CDA67514

Duration: 3:31


Title: Glas

Composer: Schmitt, Florent

Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)

Album: Satie & Compagnie (Recordno: MIR 189) / Mirare / MIR 189

Duration: 6:24


Title: When Joanna Loved Me

Composer: Wells / Segal

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax), Jim Hall (Guitar), Eugene Wright (Bass), Connie Kay (Drums)

Album: Feeling Blue / Camden / 74321 400552

Duration: 5:43



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