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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 8 July 2015

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

This week, we feature Trio Mediaeval's Aquilonis CD: Icelandic chant, Italian sacred songs, contemporary Swedish works, 15th-century English carols and Norwegian folk.

 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: And The Willow Tree Smiled

Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne

Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp), Saskia Laroo (Trumpet)

Album: Ek is Eik: Anne Vanschothorst Harp + Bass + Percussion + Trumpet + Viola da Gamba / Big Round Records / BR893Z

Duration: 4:57


Title: Time Stands Still

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute), Ensemble Phoenix Munich

Album: Requiem for a Pink Moon / Harmonia Mundi / HMC 90211

Duration: 4:43


Title: Six Dances In Bulgarian Rhythm - No. 1

Composer: Bartok, Bela

Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)

Album: Bartok, Debussy, Ravel - Joanna MacGregor / Collins Classics / 14042

Duration: 2:19


Title: Romanian Folk Dances - Dance Of The Buchum, Moderato

Composer: Bartok, Bela

Performer(s): Helene Grimaud (Piano)

Album: Resonances Helene Grimaud / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778766

Duration: 1:22


Title: Urban Prophecies

Composer: Sawhney, Nitin

Performer(s): Macgregor, Joanna (Piano), Aref Durvesh (Tabla), Ensemble Bash

Album: Neural Circuits / Sound Circus / SC008

Duration: 6:03


Title: Double Concerto In B Minor (2nd Movement) Rhapsody

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin), Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Hallé Orchestra

Album: Britten - Double Concerto, Two Portraits... / Erato Disques / 3984-25502-2

Duration: 7:25


Title: Saya

Composer: Jobarteh, Sona

Performer(s): Sona Jobarteh (Kora/Vocals)

Album: Fasiya / African Guild 2011 / African Guild 20142.

Duration: 3:55


Title: Tractor Pull

Composer: Reed

Performer(s): Preston Reed (Guitar)

Album: Handwritten Notes / Outer Bridge / OB1001

Duration: 3:50


Title: Shipbuilding

Composer: McManus / Langer

Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Huw Warren (Piano)

Album: Ashore / Topic Records / TSCD577

Duration: 4:09


Title: An Leannán

Composer: Ni Uallachain, Padraigin

Performer(s): Helen Davies (Harp), Palle Mikkelborg (Trumpet), Mikkel Nordsoe (Guitar)

Album: Masters of Irish Harp / RTE lyric fm / CD132

Duration: 5:33


Title: Violin Sonata In A Major (3rd Movement) Andantino

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin), Cédric Tiberghien (Piano)

Album: Schubert - complete works for Violin and Piano / Hyperion / CDA67911/2

Duration: 3:43


Title: Bring Rest, Sweet Dreaming Child

Composer: O'Regan, Tarik

Performer(s): Emilia Hughes (Soprano), Helen Tunstall (Harp), Choir Of Clare College

Album: Tarik O'Regan: Voices / Collegium Records 2006 / COLCD130

Duration: 4:23


Title: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Composer: Mingus, Charles

Performer(s): Gary Burton (Vibraharp), Ralph Towner (12 String And Classical Guitars)

Album: Ralph Towner / Gary Burton - Match Book / ECM Records / ECM10568350142

Duration: 4:22


Title: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Composer: Mitchell / Mingus

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine

Album: Mingus / Asylum / 7559-60557-2

Duration: 5:36


Title: For George, Don Danny And Cameron Too

Composer: Mingus, Eric/ Sikora, Catherine

Performer(s): Eric Mingus(Bass, Vocals)/ Catherine Sikora(Sax)

Album: Clockwork Mercury

Duration: 1:36


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: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Hank Jones (Piano)

Album: Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs / Verve / 527 249-2

Duration: 2:04


Title: By The Vaar - Iii

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Gavin Bryars - farwell to philosophy / Philips Classics / 4541262

Duration: 3:12


Title: Elvis Presley Blues

Composer: Welch / Rawlings

Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar), David Rawlings (Guitar)

Album: Time (The Revelator) / Acony Records / ACNY-0103

Duration: 4:53


Title: I Shall Be Released

Composer: Dylan, Bob

Performer(s): Barb Jungr (Vocal), Miriam Teppich (Violin); Dominika Rosiek (Violin); Rebecca Brown (Viola); Thangam Debbonaire (Cello)

Album: Love Me Tender (Recordno: AKD255) / Linn / AKD255

Duration: 5:32


Title: Benedicti E Laudati

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Berit Opheim (Voices)

Album: Aquilonis / ECM New Series / 2416 481 1160

Duration: 4:40


Title: Broken To Be Rebuilt

Composer: Philippa, Katharine

Performer(s): Katharine Philippa

Album: Broken to Be Rebuilt

Duration: 5:45


Title: Balloons

Composer: Werner, Kenny

Performer(s): Johannes Weidenmueller (Bass), Ari Hoenig (Drums)

Album: The Melody / Pirouet / PIT 3083

Duration: 8:32


Title: String Quintet In G Major (2nd Movement) Intermezzo (Notturno)

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Edgar Meyer (Bass), Emerson String Quartet

Album: The Sunday Sessions: Mixed Company - Music from Saint Paul Sunday / Minnesota Public Radio / MPR203

Duration: 4:25


Title: Dance With Waves

Composer: Brahem, Anouar

Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Khaled Yassine (Darbouka, Bendir)

Album: Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita / ECM / 1798628

Duration: 3:56


Title: The Farm Hand

Composer: McCarthy, Cormac

Performer(s): Cormac Mccarthy (Piano), Mike Heffernan (Flute); Matthew Berrill (Clarinet); Paul Dunlea (Trombone)

Album: Cottage Evolution / Lyte Records 2015 / LYTE LR033

Duration: 6:07


Title: Blue Bucket Of Gold

Composer: Stevens, Sufjan

Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Vocals/ Instruments, Thomas Bartlett(Piano); Laura Veirs (Vocals)

Album: Carrie and Lowell / Asthmatic Kitty Records 2015 / Asthmatic 2015

Duration: 4:43


Title: Temple Of The Sea

Composer: Hipp, Ingo

Performer(s): Ingo Hipp (Alto/Sop Sax); Sam Comerford (Tenor Sax); Laurent Meteau (Gtr); Peedu Kass (Bass); Matthew Jacobson (Drums)

Album: Hatch and Host / NeuKlang 2015 / NeuKlang NCD4123

Duration: 7:15


Title: La Dama De Mallorca

Composer: Trad arr No Crows

Performer(s): No Crows

Album: Waiting for the Tide / WHRL / WHRL 0016

Duration: 5:19



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