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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 1 July 2015

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet give a personal interpretation of Janácek's collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs marking the the composer's birthdate.

 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: Prelude And Fugue In C Major - Fugue

Composer: Enescu, George

Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)

Album: Enescu: Piano Music Volume 2 - Luiza Borac / Avie / AV25081

Duration: 6:13


Title: Imagina

Composer: Jobim/Buarque

Performer(s): Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello); Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)

Album: Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto; Casa / Sony Classical 2002 / SK 89982

Duration: 2:18


Title: Trialogo

Composer: Guerra, Rey

Performer(s): Sergio And Odair Assad (Guitars)

Album: Dances from the New World / GHA Records 2013 / GHA 126.069

Duration: 6:09


Title: Keyboard Sonata In F Minor

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)

Album: Joanna MacGregor: Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas / Sound Circus / 903

Duration: 3:20


Title: Eminent Domains: Three Interludes (I) Fast

Composer: O'Regan, Tarik

Performer(s): Stewart French (Guitar), Steve Gibson (Cajon)

Album: Eminent Domains EP: Live at The Asylum / Draft 2013

Duration: 4:08


Title: I Only Love Because Of You

Composer: Panton / Thompson

Performer(s): Diana Panton (Vocals)

Album: Red / inakustik / INAK 90129 CD

Duration: 4:07


Title: So Long

Composer: Abercrombie, John

Performer(s): Marc Copland (Piano), John Abercrombie (Guitar)

Album: Speak To Me / Pirouet Records / PIT 3058

Duration: 6:25


Title: Come On Everybody (Heriobichebo)

Composer: Kancholi, Giya

Performer(s): Stanley Clarke (Bass); Lenny White (Drums)

Album: Beka Gochiashvili / Artist Release 2012 / Artist Release 2012

Duration: 5:42


Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)

Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes, Vol.4 / Decca / 425850-2

Duration: 5:25


Title: What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Composer: Kent/Stewart

Performer(s): Dianne Reeves (Vocal), Peter Martin (Piano), Reuben Rogers (Bass), Gregory Hutchinson (Drums)

Album: A Little Moonlight / Blue Note / 724358025224

Duration: 6:21


Title: String Quartet No.2 "The Cranning" Recorded 2007

Composer: Flynn, Dave

Performer(s): Rte Contempo Quartet

Album: The Galway Music Residency: 10th Anniversary Celebration / Galway Music Residency 2012 / GMR001

Duration: 5:15


Title: The Kinnycally Jig

Composer: Tommy Peoples

Performer(s): Dave Flynn (Guitar)

Album: Dave Flynn; Contemporary Irish Guitar / Frisbee Records / FRCD002

Duration: 3:47


Title: Lumiere

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Moe Moe Yee (Harp)

Album: Burmese Harp / Playasound / PLAYASOUND PS 65135

Duration: 5:16


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: Reels; Martin Wynne's No 2/ Humour Of Lissadell/ The Duke Of Leinster

Composer: Trad Mulcahy

Performer(s): Michelle Mulcahy (Harp)

Album: Suaimhneas / Clo Iar-Chonnacht / CICD189

Duration: 4:00


Title: Rozmarýn (Rosemary)

Composer: Janacek, Leos

Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Vocal), Skampa String Quartet

Album: Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs / Supraphon 2004 / SU 3794-2

Duration: 2:39


Title: Home Again

Composer: King, Carole

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Liam Noble (Piano)

Album: Tapestry Unravelled (Recordno: TRB01) / Trail Belle Records / TRB01

Duration: 3:07


Title: You've Got A Friend

Composer: King, Carole

Performer(s): Jacky Terrasson (Piano)

Album: Mirror / Blue Note / 0946 3 91185 2 6

Duration: 6:39


Title: The Lark Ascending

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Nicola Benedetti: Vaughan Williams and Tavener / Universal Classics and Jazz

Duration: 16:04


Title: Courting Is A Pleasure

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: Penguin Eggs / Topic Records / TSCD 411

Duration: 5:23


Title: On The Road

Composer: Brahem, Anouar

Performer(s): Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana

Album: Souvenance - Music for oud, quartet and string orchestra (2-CD) / ECM Records / ECM 2423/24 379 7776

Duration: 7:59


Title: Wolves

Composer: Tiernan, Paul

Performer(s): Paul Tiernan (Guitar/Vocals), Maurice Roycroft (Piano, Strings And Things

Album: The Mystery of Others / Right Stuff Records 2015 / RSRCD007

Duration: 5:06


Title: The King's Horses

Composer: Chaney, Olivia

Performer(s): Olivia Chaney (Voice/Piano/Guitar)

Album: The Longest River / Nonesuch Records 2015 / Nonesuch 541711

Duration: 4:24


Title: Just (After Song Of Songs)

Composer: Lang, David

Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore); Agnes Vesterman (Cello); Sylvain Lemetre (Percussion)

Album: SinGle Release / Louth Contemporary Music Society 2015 / LCMS 1501

Duration: 12:47


Title: Blue Moon

Composer: Rodgers / Hart

Performer(s): Blossom Dearie (Piano)

Album: Blossom Dearie - Four Classic Albums Plus / Avid Jazz / AMSC967

Duration: 2:43



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