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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 28 August 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Leonard Bernstein was rated as "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history". This week he's under the Blue spotlight.

 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: The Last Word Of Copernicus

Composer: sacred harp singers

Performer(s): Sacred Harp Singers

Album: sacred harp singers / copyright control

Duration: 1:51


Title: Grenada:Shango

Composer: norris welsh

Performer(s): Norris Welsh

Album: alan lomax collection / copyright control

Duration: 1:15


Title: Sorry You're Sick

Composer: watch your step

Performer(s): Ted Hawkins

Album: Watch Your Step / copyright control

Duration: 2:23


Title: Ripped Apart By Metal Explosions

Composer: galt macdermott

Performer(s): Galt Macdermott

Album: the collection / copyright control

Duration: 3:30


Title: Po' Lazarus

Composer: bright light quartet

Performer(s): Bright Light Quartet

Album: The Alan Lomax Collection: Southern Journey, Vol. 1 - Voices from the American South / copyright control

Duration: 2:34


Title: Slabo Day

Composer: peter green

Performer(s): Peter Green

Album: In the Skies / copyright control

Duration: 5:09


Title: Witness For My Lord

Composer: silver leaf quartet

Performer(s): Silver Leaf Quartet

Album: alan lomax collcetion / copyright control

Duration: 2:05


Title: Nobody's Business

Composer: Hurt, John 'Mississipi'

Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocals/ Guitar)

Album: best of / copyright control

Duration: 3:03


Title: Chilly Winds

Composer: wade ward

Performer(s): Wade Ward

Album: Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways / copyright control

Duration: 2:03


Title: Wo Bist Du..?

Composer: popol vuh

Performer(s): Popul Vuh

Album: popul vuh / copyright control

Duration: 5:43


Title: Sarajevo

Composer: Max Richter

Performer(s): Max Richter (Piano)

Album: Memoryhouse / FatCat Records

Duration: 4:30


Title: Heklia I

Composer: linda buckley

Performer(s): Linda Buckley

Duration: 5:45


Title: An Ending, A Beginning

Composer: Trad Arr O Halloran/enright/dempsey/byrne/kiley/lunny/o Flynn/shannon/shannon

Performer(s): Dustin O Halloran

Duration: 2:23


Title: Polegnala E Todora

Composer: le mystere des voix bulgares

Performer(s): Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares

Album: le mystere des voix bulgares / copyright control

Duration: 3:34


Title: Journey

Composer: the bulgarian voices angelite

Performer(s): The Bulgarian Voices Angelite

Album: LEGEND / copyright control

Duration: 5:01


Title: Idumea

Composer: sacred harp singers

Performer(s): Sacred Harp Singers

Album: Cold Mountain (Music from the Motion Picture) / copyright control

Duration: 3:18


Title: Travelling Tatars

Composer: sergey starsosin

Performer(s): Sergey Starsosin

Album: vocal music from earth / copyright control

Duration: 3:48


Title: Babys

Composer: justin vernon

Performer(s): Bon Iver

Album: Blood Bank - EP / 4ad

Duration: 4:12


Title: Electric Counterpoint - Ii

Composer: REICH

Performer(s): Steve Reich

Album: different trains, electric counterpoint / copyright control

Duration: 3:22


Title: Flugufrelsarinn (Kronos Version)

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, Kronos Quartet

Album: Plays Sigur Rós - Single / Nonesuch / B001BNG7R0

Duration: 8:26


Title: Emerald And Lime

Composer: eno

Performer(s): Brian Eno

Album: Small Craft On a Milk Sea (Bonus Track Version) / copyright control

Duration: 3:02


Title: Apreludes In C Sharp Major)

Composer: stars of the lid

Performer(s): Stars Of The Lid

Album: And Their Refinement of the Decline / copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: Libera Me, Domine

Composer: reijseger

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger

Album: Colla Voche / copyright control

Duration: 6:20


Title: Who The Waves Are Rolling For

Composer: colin stetson

Performer(s): Colin Stetson

Album: New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light / copyright control

Duration: 4:33


Title: Put Your Back Into It

Composer: perfume genius

Performer(s): Perfume Genius

Album: put your back into it / copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: I Think I Knew

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Cate Le Bon

Album: Mug Museum / Turnstile / TS005

Duration: 4:43


Title: The Only One

Composer: Muhly, Nico

Performer(s): Nico Muhly (Piano)

Album: Speaks Volumes ~~ PD / Bedroom Community

Duration: 3:20


Title: Main Title Theme

Composer: Bob Dylan

Performer(s): Bob Dylan

Album: pat garrett and billy the kid / copyright control

Duration: 6:02


Title: Ursa Major Find

Composer: colleeen

Performer(s): Colleen

Album: The Weighing of the Heart / cecile schott / gbpxz1300002

Duration: 4:42


Title: Shipping Song

Composer: Knapp, Lisa

Performer(s): Lisa Knapp (Vocal)

Album: Made in England: Tradition with a twist / Songlines/Arts Council England

Duration: 4:48


Title: Once More Around The Lion Legs

Composer: dm stith

Performer(s): Dm Stith

Album: dm stith / Turnstile / TS005

Duration: 4:43


Title: If I Were Queen

Composer: my brightest diamond

Performer(s): My Brightest Diamond

Album: A Thousand Shark's Teeth (Bonus Track Version) / copyright control

Duration: 8:31


Title: Scars

Composer: reid

Performer(s): Reid

Album: fractures ep / copyright control

Duration: 4:30


Title: Lights On

Composer: FKA TWIGS

Performer(s): Fka Twigs

Album: LP1 / copyright control

Duration: 4:21


Title: Cull Streak


Performer(s): Lackluster

Album: Container / copyright control

Duration: 5:22


Title: Goda Tungl

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Samaris

Album: Nova Tunes 2.9 / One Little Indian Records

Duration: 4:06


Title: Derrren

Composer: old apparatus

Performer(s): Old Apparatus

Album: derren / copyright control

Duration: 6:24


Title: Daniel Fern

Composer: express rising

Performer(s): Express Rising

Album: Express Rising / copyright control

Duration: 8:03


Title: Tonight

Composer: L Berstein

Performer(s): Bill Evans

Duration: 5:25


Title: Clouds

Composer: Caoimhin O' Raghallaigh

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh

Album: music for an elliptical orbit / copyright control

Duration: 5:03



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