The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 12 August 2014

The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

Bill Evans, an influential pianist influenced by both Debussy and Bud Powell, was born 85 years ago. This week, Eamonn presents some of Evans' finest solo, duo and trio recordings.

 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: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Composer: Taylor, Billy/Dallas

Performer(s): Billy Taylor (Piano), Billy Taylor Trio

Album: 101 Dinner Party Songs / EMI / 50999 3 06358 2 1/VTCDX 975

Duration: 3:39


Title: Nobody's Fault But Mine

Composer: Johnson, Blind Willie

Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocal, Piano)

Album: Nina Simone and Piano / RCA / 07863 68100 2

Duration: 3:02


Title: Concerto For Bandoneon, Strings And Percussion (2nd Movement) Moderato

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure

Album: Astor Piazzolla - Concerto For Bandoneon / Harmonia Mundi / HMG 501595

Duration: 7:39


Title: Broken Butterflies

Composer: Williams, Lucinda

Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals), Bo Ramsey (El Guitar), Charlie Sexton (Rhythm Gtr), David Mansfield (Vln), Tony Garnier (Bs), Jim Keltner (Dms)

Album: Essence / Lost Highway / 170 197-2

Duration: 5:40


Title: Antartica

Composer: Coldrick, Pat

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)

Album: City Jam

Duration: 6:10


Title: Waltz For Debby

Composer: Evans, Bill

Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano), Scott Lafaro (Bass), Paul Motian (Drums)

Album: Waltz For Debby / Riverside / OJCD20 210-2

Duration: 6:59


Title: Violin Sonata In B Major - Movement Ii - Andante Molto Tranquillo

Composer: Delius, Frederick

Performer(s): Susanne Stanzeleit (Violin), Gustav Fenyo (Piano)

Album: Delius Violin Sonatas (Complete) - Susanne Stanzeleit (violin) / NAXOS / 8572261

Duration: 9:34


Title: Maggie Said

Composer: Merchant, Natalie

Performer(s): Natalie Merchant

Album: Natalie Merchant / Nonesuch / 7559-79571-7

Duration: 4:23


Title: Sleepy Maggie

Composer: Trad arr Mooney

Performer(s): Susanna Pell (Viol), Andy Watt (Guitar, Mandolin)

Album: Northumbrian Exchanges / sfz Music / SFZM0114

Duration: 5:44


Title: In Ma Ain Country

Composer: Trad arr Sadeina Eddi Reader/Angus Aird

Performer(s): Eddi Reader (Vocals)

Album: Vagabond / Reveal Records / Digi Pack

Duration: 3:27


Title: Spring Song

Composer: Husband, Gary

Performer(s): Gary Husband (Piano), Alex Machacek (Guitar)

Album: Now / Abstractlogix / ABLX 041

Duration: 4:40


Title: Persuasion

Composer: Thompson, Richard

Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Guitar/Vocals)

Album: Acoustic Classics / Beeswing Records / Beeswing Records

Duration: 3:56


Title: Good Night

Composer: Janacek, Leos

Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Violin), Netherlands Wind Ensemble

Album: Dance Of The Vampires / Netherland Blazers Ensemble / NBECD003

Duration: 2:59


Title: Quartet No.1 In A Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Molto

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: 5:56


Title: The Customs Of The Age Disturbed

Composer: Leon, Craig

Performer(s): Craig Leon (All Instruments)

Album: Early Electronic Works - Nommos, Visiting / Aparté / AP083

Duration: 7:44


Title: Looking Back

Composer: Rowles / Ernst

Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals), Keith Ganz (Guitars), Gary Versace (Keyboards), Et Al

Album: Girl Talk / Palmetto Records / PM 2152

Duration: 5:39


Title: Kangita

Composer: Smith, Tommy

Performer(s): Tommy Smith (Shakuhachi)

Album: Mira - Arild Andersen / ECM Records / ECM 2307 372 8782

Duration: 1:41


Title: Once

Composer: Marling, Laura

Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)

Album: Once I Was An Eagle / Virgin Records / 006023738618

Duration: 3:38


Title: Tromba Lontana

Composer: Adams, John

Performer(s): Gareth Bimson & Martin Hurrell (Trumpets), Bbc Symphony Orchestra

Album: John Adams: Tromba Lontana, Violin Concerto, The Wound-Dresser / Late Junction / BBCLJ30012

Duration: 4:19


Title: String Symphony No.12 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): London Festival Orchestra

Album: Mendelssohn: Twelve String Symphonies / Hyperion / CDS44081/3

Duration: 6:50


Title: El Mestre

Composer: Catalan traditional

Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Voice, Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin), Sveinung Lillegier (Guitar, Dobro, Voice), Minguel Angel Cordero (Double Bass, Voice), David Mayoral (Percussion

Album: Hirundo Maris / ECM / ECM New Series 2227 278 4395

Duration: 6:33


Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Composer: Arlen, Harold

Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Impro / Alia Vox / AVSA9906

Duration: 4:07


Title: Tess

Composer: Surman, John

Performer(s): John Taylor (Piano), Chris Laurence (Bass), John Marshall (Drums)

Album: Stranger Than Fiction / ECM Records / 521 850-2

Duration: 6:44


Title: Wolfcry

Composer: Porter, Gregory

Performer(s): Chip Crawford (Piano)

Album: Liquid Spirit / Blue Note / Universal / 0602537410538

Duration: 4:10


Title: Nocturne No. 11 In F Sharp Minor

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)

Album: Faure: Piano Music complete - Jean-Philippe Collard / Brilliant Classics / 93007

Duration: 4:24


Title: Konzertmusik For Solo Viola & Chamber Orchestra (2nd Part, 1st Movement)

Composer: Hindemith, Paul

Performer(s): Tabea Zimmermann (Viola), Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Album: Hindemith - Complete Viola Works (Recordno: MYR010) / Myrios Classics / MYR010

Duration: 3:23


Title: Nones But The Rain

Composer: Van Zandt, Townes

Performer(s): Townes Van Zandt (Guitar)

Album: Legend: The Very Best of Townes van Zandt (Recordno: SNAP 294 CD) / Licensemusic / SNAP 294 CD

Duration: 2:21


Title: One Day

Composer: Taylor, Martin

Performer(s): Martin Taylor (Guitar)

Album: The Colonel & The Governor / Mesa / Blue Moon / 2307

Duration: 3:55


Title: Bridges And Balloons

Composer: Newsom, Joanna

Performer(s): Joanna Newsom (Vocal & Harp)

Album: The Milk-Eyed Mender / Drag City / DC263CD

Duration: 3:42


Title: Akh Im Champen

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Gevorg Dabagian (Duduk)

Album: The Music Of Armenia ~~ R410508 / Celestial Harmonies / 13111-2

Duration: 3:48


Title: Somebody's Missing

Composer: Brown, Benjamin

Performer(s): Benny Brown Band

Album: Brown / Phonobrothers / PB.14.005

Duration: 7:11


Title: Four Little Piano Pieces - Iii: Adagio

Composer: Liszt, Franz

Performer(s): Paul Lewis (Piano)

Album: Liszt - Sonata in B Minor, Piano Works / Harmonia Mundi / HMA1951845

Duration: 1:34


Title: Some Other Time

Composer: Bernstein/Comden/Green

Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Bill Evans (Piano)

Album: Sings For Lovers / Concord Records / 0025218902328

Duration: 4:43



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