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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 6 August 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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: Four Dances (1st Movement) Dance 1

Composer: Cage, John

Performer(s): Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano), Ars Ludi (Percussion Ensemble)

Album: John Cage: Complete Works for Piano and Voice and Piano and Violin / Brilliant Classics / 8850

Duration: 4:24


Title: Nocturne -- Nocturne

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), André Previn (Piano)

Album: American Scenes ~~ G398404 / Deutsche Grammophon / 4534702

Duration: 6:04


Title: The Moon And I

Composer: Legrand, Michel

Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Soprano), Michel Legrand (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 456654-2) / Philips / 456654-2

Duration: 3:38


Title: In Winter Light (Ist Movement)

Composer: Buckley, John

Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute); John Feeley (Guitar)

Album: Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol 9 / Contemporary Music Centre / CMCCD09

Duration: 7:35


Title: Estate

Composer: Martino / Brighetti

Performer(s): Stella Bass

Album: Too Darn Hot / MCPS Ireland / SB96

Duration: 4:39


Title: Questa Mattina

Composer: Trad arr Mauro Durante

Performer(s): Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Album: Pizzica indiavolata

Duration: 3:44


Title: Five Bagetelles - Movement Ii - Lento

Composer: Walton, William

Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)

Album: British Guitar Music - Graham Anthony Devine / Naxos / 8.557040

Duration: 3:26


Title: Her

Composer: Sauter, Eddie

Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Sax), Beau Arts String Quartet

Album: Focus (Recordno: 521 419-2) ~~ PD EL / Verve / 521 419-2

Duration: 6:13


Title: Speak Low -- Speak Low

Composer: Weill, Kurt/Nash, Ogden

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)

Album: Summertime (Recordno: 9831113) / UCJ / 9831113

Duration: 4:24


Title: Street Scene - What Good Would The Moon Be

Composer: Weill, Kurt

Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals), Langston Hughes (Lyrics), Palast Orchester

Album: Charming Weill - Dance Band Arrangements / BMG Classics / 09026635132

Duration: 4:32


Title: Speak Low -- From "One Touch Of Venus"

Composer: Nash / Weill

Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Fred Hersch (Piano)

Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046) / Sony Classical / SK 63046

Duration: 5:30


Title: Concerto For Cello And Strings - Ii: Andante

Complete Work Name: Concerto For Cell And Strings In A Minor

Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Performer(s): Emmanuel Balssa (Cello), Il Gardellino

Album: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Concertos For Various Instruments / Accent / ACC 24285

Duration: 7:42


Title: She's Leaving Home

Composer: Lennon

Performer(s): The Beatles

Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / EMI / 0946 3 82439 38

Duration: 3:35


Title: Ely's Shuffle

Composer: Martin, Neil/McGuire,Seamus

Performer(s): West Ocean String Quartet

Album: An Indigo Sky -- WORCD / West Ocean records / WORCD

Duration: 4:40


Title: Sliabh Gallion Braes --

Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Roger Tallroth

Album: All the Way Home -- G2-10201 ~~ PD EC / Blix Street / G2-10201

Duration: 4:39


Title: Prelude From Partita No.3

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)

Album: Catrin Finch The Harpist ~~ D403101 / Sony / Sk93103

Duration: 4:02


Title: Bamba

Composer: Finch, Catrin/Keita, Seckou

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp); Seckou Keita (Kora)

Album: Clychau Dibon

Duration: 8:42


Title: Down By The Sally Gardens -- Down By The Sally Gardens

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)

Album: The English Songbook (Recordno: 724355683021) ~~ L818018 / Emi Classics / 724355683021

Duration: 2:33


Title: Sveirge

Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm

Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble

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

Duration: 2:46


Title: I Didn't Understand

Composer: Smith, Elliott

Performer(s): Christopher O Riley (Piano)

Album: Home to Oblivion - An Elliott Smith Tribute - Christopher O Riley (Recordno: 468056) / World Village / 468056

Duration: 2:49


Title: Alfonsina Y El Mar --

Composer: Ramirez, Ariel

Performer(s): Ane Brun

Album: Songs 2003-2013 / Balloon Ranger Recordings / DEMPRCD13

Duration: 4:22


Title: Pensiero

Composer: Bridge, Frank

Performer(s): Dame Avril Piston (Viola), Shamonia Harpa (Piano)

Album: Heartache An Anthology of English Viola Music / Guild / GMCD7275

Duration: 4:23


Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio

Complete Work Name: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge, Op.10

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Roger Best (Viola), English String Orchestra

Album: A Portrait Of Britten (3-CD) (Recordno: NI 1751) / Nimbus Records / NI 1751

Duration: 2:28


Title: So Long Frank Lloyd Wright

Composer: P Simon

Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel

Album: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel / Columbia / 5134702

Duration: 3:39


Title: Beat The Retreat (Arr Benedict Scchlepper-Connolly)

Composer: Thompson Richard

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: 5:10


Title: Roy's Hands

Composer: Furey, Finbar

Performer(s): John Mcsherry & Francis Mcilduff (Uilleann Pipes), Donal O'Connor (Keys)

Album: At First Light: Idir / At First Light / AFLCD201 101

Duration: 4:11


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: Michelle

Composer: Woods, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)

Album: Stories for Solo Guitar / Chris Woods Groove / Chris Woods Groove Download

Duration: 4:41


Title: Go Easy

Composer: Martyn, John

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Bless the Weather / Island / IMCD 135 848 972-2

Duration: 4:15


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: In The Wee Small Of The Morning

Composer: Mann, David

Performer(s): Enrico Zanisi Trio, Enrico Zanisi (Piano); Joe Rehmer (Bass); Alessandro Paternesi (Drums)

Album: Life Variations / Cam Jazz / CAMJ 3313-2

Duration: 4:52


Title: Danse Orientale In A Major - Andante Cantabile

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Rustem Hayroudinoff (Piano), Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)

Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set) (Recordno: 9013 / 19) / Brilliant Classics / 9013 / 19

Duration: 6:27



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