The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 25 May 2015

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

All this week, BLUE features selections from Dallendyshe (The Swallow), a new album by Tirana-born singer Elina Duni which comprises songs of love and exile.

 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: Motet - Singet Dem Herrn

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)

Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04) / la dolce vita / LDV 04

Duration: 4:19


Title: White Nights

Composer: Stout, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Stout (Fiddle), Caitriona Mckay (Harp)

Album: White Nights / McKayStout / MSM001

Duration: 4:37


Title: Blackbird

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar), Mike Nielsen (Guitar)

Album: In Two (Recordno: Imcd1011) / Imc / Imcd1011

Duration: 3:47


Title: One For Annie

Composer: Halferty, Tommy

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio, Dave Redmond (Bass); Kevin Brady (Drums)

Album: Burkina / Self Release / TH01

Duration: 6:43


Title: What's Love Got To Do With It

Composer: Britten/Lyle

Performer(s): Susanna (Vocals/Piano), Helge Sten (Guitar); Fredrik Wallumrod (Drums/Vocals)

Album: Songs Revisited EP / SusannaSonata 2015 / Sonata 021

Duration: 4:24


Title: Two Sentimental Romances - I. Andantino In A Major

Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm

Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin), Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Swedish Romantic Violin Concertos / Naxos / 8.554287

Duration: 6:47


Title: Comme Ci, Comme Ca

Composer: Coquatrix, Dudan & Goell

Performer(s): Louis Stewart (Guitar); Jim Doherty (Piano)

Album: Tunes / Beechpark Records / BPRCD001

Duration: 6:06


Title: Maiden Voyage

Composer: Hancock, Herbie

Performer(s): Herbie Hancock (Piano), Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), George Coleman (Tenor Sax), Ron Carter (Bass), Tony Williams (Drums)

Album: Herbie Hancock - Then And Now; The Definitive Herbie Hancock (Recordno: 0602517809710) / Blue Note / 0602517809710

Duration: 7:54


Title: Fellenza

Composer: Gurra, Muharrem

Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Dbl Bass), Norbert Pfammatter (Drums)

Album: Dallendyshe - Elina Duni Quartet / ECM Records / ECM 2401 470 9282

Duration: 6:03


Title: Hard

Composer: Frampton, Peter

Performer(s): Peter Frampton (Guitar/Vocals), Andrew Bown(Piano/Bass)

Album: Wind of Change / BGO Records / BGOCD808

Duration: 4:31


Title: Sonata In B Flat Major D 960 (3rd Movement) Scherzo: Allegro Vivace E Con Delicatezza / Trio

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)

Album: Schubert: The Late Piano Sonatas D958-960, Impromptus D899 - Andras Schiff - Disk 1 / Decca / 475 184-2

Duration: 3:58


Title: Six Inches East Of The Moon, The Astronaut's Dilemna

Composer: O'Farrell, Anne-Marie

Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp), Cormac De Barra (Harp)

Album: Duopoly / Anne-Marie O'Farrell & Cormac De Barra / CD1907

Duration: 3:51


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: Lovely Molly

Composer: Trad arr Lee

Performer(s): Sam Lee (Vocals)

Album: The Fade in Time / Nest Collective / TNCR003CD

Duration: 5:19


Title: Sofa No. 1

Composer: Zappa, Frank

Performer(s): Michael Hedges (Guitar)

Album: Beyond Boundaries Guitar Solos - Michael Hedges / Windham Hill / 01934 11612 2

Duration: 2:54


Title: The Wind And The Leaves

Composer: Berglund, Dan & Tonbruket

Performer(s): Dan Berglund (Bass), Andreas Werliin (Drums & Percussion), Johan Lindstrom (Guitars), Martin Hederos (Keyboards, Violin, Accordian)

Album: Dan Berglund's Tonbruket / ACT / ACT 9023-2

Duration: 3:02


Title: Prelude To A Kiss

Composer: Ellington / Gordon / Mills

Performer(s): Hank Jones (Piano), Gene Bertocini (Guitar), Ron Carter (Bass), Grady Tate (Drums)

Album: The Great Jazz Vocalists Sing Ellington And Strayhorn / Blue Note / 7243 8 55221 2 3

Duration: 2:43


Title: String Quartet In E Flat Major 'Harp' (2nd Movement) Adagio Ma Non Troppo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Alban Berg Quartet

Album: Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartet / EMI Classics / 5736062

Duration: 9:29


Title: Bolís Me, Lsko (You're Hurting Me Babe)

Composer: Bittova

Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Vocals/Violin), Bang On A Can

Album: Elida / Cantaloube Records / CA21027

Duration: 5:50


Title: The Blue Of The Night

Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne; Somsen, Jasper

Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp); Jasper Somsen (Dbl Bass)

Album: Private Recording

Duration: 5:36


Title: Douja

Composer: Le Trio Joubran

Performer(s): Youssef Hbeisch (Percussion); Dhafer Youssef (Vocals)

Album: As Far / World Village 2011 / WVF479055

Duration: 6:25


Title: Song By The Sea

Composer: Garrick, Michael

Performer(s): Michael Garrick (Piano), Don Rendell (Sax); Iar Carr (Trumpet); Jim Philips (Flute); Trevor Tomkins (Drum); Coleridge Goode (Bass)

Album: Prelude to Heart is a Lotus; Michael Garrick Sextet / Gearbox Records / GB1517

Duration: 6:38


Title: Caldo Sangue

Composer: Scarlatti, Alessandro

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Album: Opera Proibita / Decca / 4756924

Duration: 5:32


Title: Sonata K. 377 (Scarlatti)/Improvisation On Sonata K. 377 (Pieranunzi)

Composer: Scarlatti/Pieranunzi

Performer(s): Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano)

Album: Enrico Pieranunzi plays Scarlatti / CAM Jazz / PRM 7812-2

Duration: 5:28


Title: The Rain

Composer: Vertigo Smyth

Performer(s): Vertigo Smyth (Vocal), Brian O'Grady (Bass)

Album: Future Happiness EP / Independent / Promo Cd

Duration: 4:05


Title: Plozevet Pulse

Composer: Sanders, Jon

Performer(s): Jon Sanders (Guizouki/Ngoni;Tenor Uke Etc), Brendan Power(Harmonica); Sam Hagmann (Trumpet/Flugel)

Album: Zoukelele / Jon Sanders 2013 / Ja Sanders Self Release

Duration: 4:33


Title: Sleepless Nights

Composer: Bryant/bryant

Performer(s): Eddie Vedder

Album: Ukulele Songs / Monkeywrench Records / B001558702

Duration: 2:36


Title: After Dark

Composer: Buchanan, Paul

Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)

Album: Mid Air / Newsroom Records / ROOM01

Duration: 3:56


Title: Paris, Texas

Composer: Cooder, Ry

Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Guitar), Jim Dickinson, David Lindley

Album: Paris, Texas OST / Warner Bros / 7599 25270 2

Duration: 2:57


Title: All For View

Composer: I Am Niamh

Performer(s): I Am Niamh

Album: Wonderland / / iamn 001

Duration: 3:54



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