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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 25 March 2015

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

We feature self-taught composer Enrique Granados on the anniversary of his death in the English Channel - Julian Bream and Bill Evans among those performing his music.

 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: Music For A Found Harmonium

Composer: Jeffes, Simon

Performer(s): Colin Reid (Guitar)

Album: Tilt (Recordno: Tscd530) / Topic Records / Tscd530

Duration: 3:58


Title: Kana-Sila

Composer: Keita, Seckou

Performer(s): Seckou Keita (Kora/Vocals)

Album: 22 Strings / ARC Music 2015 / EUCD2585

Duration: 3:50


Title: Contrapunctus X, A 4 Alla Decima

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)

Album: The Art of Fugue (Recordno: 4777345) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777345

Duration: 3:44


Title: Wir Setzen Uns Mit Tranen Nieder

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): English Baroque Soloists

Album: St Matthew Passion (Recordno: 429773-2) / Archiv / 429773-2

Duration: 5:05


Title: My Funny Valentine

Composer: Rodgers / Hart

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Chet Baker (Vocals, Trumpet), Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano), Billy Higgins (Drums)

Album: Silence - Charlie Haden (Recordno: 121172-2) / Black Saint / 121172-2

Duration: 5:37


Title: Granados

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Bill Evans, Chuck Israels (Bass), Larry Bunker Or Grady Tate (Drums), Unnamed Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra / Polygram / 821 983-2

Duration: 5:54


Title: Strange Fruit

Composer: Allen/Meeropol

Performer(s): Cliodhna Lily Gahan

Album: Hometown / Self Released / Self Release

Duration: 2:28


Title: Strange Fruit

Composer: Allan, L

Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal), Spencer Cozens (Piano)

Album: John Martyn: The Church with One Bell / Independiente / ISOM 3CD

Duration: 4:03


Title: She's Walking The Dog Every Day

Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne

Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp), Arthur Bont (Percussion)

Album: Then It Became Clear / H&S Music

Duration: 3:04


Title: Bing

Composer: Sheppard, Andy

Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Soprano & Tenor Sax), Kuljit Bhamra (Perc), Arild Anderson (Bass), Eivind Aarset (Electric Gtr/ Electronics), John Parricelli (Gtrs)

Album: Andy Sheppard - Movements in Colour / ECM / 2062 1795042

Duration: 6:00


Title: Cello Sonata In F Major (3rd Movement) Allegro Vivace

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Daniel Muller-Schott (Cello), Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Op.5 No.1 & No.2, Op.69 / Hyperion / CDA67633

Duration: 7:08


Title: Cantata 'Il Mio Core E Un Mar Di Pianti'

Composer: Carissimi, Giacomo

Performer(s): Agnes Mellon (Soprano), Rene Jacobs (Counter Tenor) Ageet Zweistra (Cello) Yvon Reperant (Clavecin) Konrad Junghanel (Theorbe), Concerto Vocale

Album: A History of Baroque Music - CD1 / harmonia mundi / HMX2958001

Duration: 5:03


Title: Ruach

Composer: O'Farrell, Anne-Marie

Performer(s): Deirdre O'Leary (Clarinet)

Album: Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol 8 / Contemporary Music Centre / CMCCD08

Duration: 3:56


Title: Algo Estranho Acontece

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Antonio Zambujo (Vocals)

Album: Quinto / World Village

Duration: 3:38


Title: Medo

Composer: Ferreira, Reinaldo/Oulman, Alain

Performer(s): Julio Resende (Piano)

Album: Amalia Por Julio Resende / Edicoes Valentim de Carvalho 2013 / 0267-2

Duration: 4:23


Title: Tenor Madness

Composer: Rollins, Sonny

Performer(s): Louis Stewart (Guitar);, Terje Venaas(Bass); Ole-Jacob Hansen(Drums); Knut Mikalsen (Guitar), Bt

Album: String-Time / Villa Records / VRCD 003

Duration: 6:29


Title: Lullaby

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Greg Brown

Album: Covenant

Duration: 5:43


Title: The Protecting Veil (1st Movement) Excerpt

Composer: Tavener, John

Performer(s): Amy Dickson (Soprano Sax), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Glass, Tavener, Nyman / RCA Red Seal / Sony / 88697376792

Duration: 8:21


Title: La Chanson De Mardi Gras

Composer: Trad arr McGlynn

Performer(s): Andrew Hozier-Byrne (Voice), Noel Eccles (Percussion), Anuna

Album: Illuminations / Danu 2014 / Danu 031

Duration: 2:37


Title: Skylark (Alternate Version)

Composer: Carmichael / Mercer

Performer(s): Aretha Franklin (Vocals)

Album: The Queen In Waiting / Columbia / Legacy / COL 508621 2

Duration: 4:04


Title: Emotional Time

Composer: Tsumbu, Niwel

Performer(s): Niwel Tsumbu(Guitar,Voice,Bass), Eamonn Cagney(Drums, Voice, Percussion)

Album: Uh! Eza Nzela Molayi / Tsumbu / NT001

Duration: 6:03


Title: April's Fool

Composer: Trad arr Jack Talty/Neil O'Loghlen

Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bas, Mattehw Berrill(Clarinet); Mathew Jacobson (Percus, Patrick Groenland (Guitar); Sam Perkin(Keys); Co

Album: Ensemble Eriu / Raelach Records / RRCD004

Duration: 5:37


Title: Tribe

Composer: Luka Bloom/simon O Reilly

Performer(s): Luka Bloom

Album: Tribe / Mercury Records Limited / BSCD0004

Duration: 3:51


Title: Lamentate - Movement V (Pregando)

Complete Work Name: Lamentate For Piano And Orchestra

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Alexei Lubimov (Piano), Swr Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Arvo Part - Lamentate / ECM Records / ECM 1930 476 3048

Duration: 5:59


Title: Elegy And Capriccio (1st Movement) Elegy

Composer: Boydell, Brian

Performer(s): John Finucane (Clarinet), Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Clarinet Variations: John Finucane / RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra / Houlihan / RTÉ lyric fm / CD124

Duration: 6:47


Title: Girizgah

Performer(s): Dimitiru, George

Album: Nehir / ZENNEZ 2014 / ZENNEZ (ZR-1412002)

Duration: 3:29


Title: Vibes

Composer: Eubanks / Jordan

Performer(s): Kevin Eubanks (Vibes, Keyboard, Bass, Acoustic, Steel & Nylon String Guitars), Stanley Jordan (Electric Guitar)

Album: Duets / Mack Avenue

Duration: 4:17


Title: Second Life

Composer: Egan, Karen

Performer(s): Cian Boylan (Piano); Cora Venus Lunny (Violin); Vyvienne Long (Cello); Dan Bodwell (Bass); Denise Brennan (B/Vocals)

Album: Charlatanne / Artist Release 2015 / KECD002

Duration: 4:13


Title: Villanesca (Iv)

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha

Album: Danzas Espanolas - Alicia de Larrocha / Decca / 478 7157

Duration: 5:54


Title: Berceuse Amazigh

Composer: Anon/ Berbere

Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Hesperion Xxi

Album: Ninna Nanna (Recordno: AV9826) / Allavox / AV9826

Duration: 2:43



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