The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 27 August 2015

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Acallam na Senórach - Tarik O'Regan's setting of this 12th Century Na Fianna narrative for choir and solo guitar is performed by Chamber Choir Ireland and guitarist Stewart French

 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 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: Praelidium V11

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)

Album: Maurizio Pollini Bach The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 / Deutsche Grammophon / 00289 477 8078

Duration: 3:57


Title: Dove Sei (Art Thou Troubled)

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Andreas Scholl (Alto/Countertenor), Accademia Bizantina

Album: Arias For Senesino / Decca / 4756569

Duration: 5:01


Title: Pale Peach Jukebox

Composer: Jeffes, Arthur

Performer(s): Arthur Jeffes (Cuatro), Rebecca Waterworth (Cello), The Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Album: Penguin Cafe: A Matter of Life / Editions Penguin Cafe Ltd. / DPC101

Duration: 5:02


Title: Wading Through

Composer: Terence Blanchard

Performer(s): Terence Blanchard (Trumpet), Derrick Hodge (B),Kendrick Scott(D),Zach Harmon (Tabla), Northwest Sinfonia, Brice Winston(Saxophone), Aaron Parks (Piano)

Album: A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) (Recordno: Blue Note 0946 3 91532 2 0) / Blue Note / Blue Note 0946 3 91532 2 0

Duration: 6:29


Title: Solitude

Composer: Ellington/Mills

Performer(s): Allen Toussaint (Piano), Marc Ribot (Guitar)

Album: The Bright Mississippi (Recordno: PRO400076) / Nonesuch / PRO400076

Duration: 5:31


Title: Louisiana 1927

Composer: Newman, Randy

Performer(s): Randy Newman (Vocal, Piano)

Album: The Randy Newman Songbook Vol.1 / Nonesuch / 7559-79689-2

Duration: 2:57


Title: Brucia La Terra

Composer: Rota, Nino

Performer(s): Deirdre Moynahan, Alec O'Leary

Album: From the Olive Tree - Moynihan/O'Leary / Promo

Duration: 4:51


Title: Grigio

Composer: Turrisi, Francesco

Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano), Nick Roth (Sax); Kate Ellis (Cello); Dan Bodwell (Bass); Sean Carpio (Drums); Zohar Fresco (Perc)

Album: Grigio / Diatribe / DIACD015

Duration: 4:48


Title: O Que Tinha Que Ser

Composer: Jobim / de Moraes

Performer(s): Cristina Braga (Vocals, Harp), Ricardo Medeiros (Bass), Joca Moraes (Drums)

Album: Harpa Bossa / Enja / ENJ-9547-2

Duration: 3:50


Title: Pretty Little Gypsy

Composer: McFarland, Gary

Performer(s): Bob Brookmeyer (Valve Trombone), Gerry Mulligan (Clarinet), Clark Terry (Trumpet), Willie Dennis (Trombone), Jim Hall (Guitar), Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band

Album: The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions (4-CD) / Verve / B0000958-02 CD04

Duration: 3:37


Title: Pueblo Nuevo

Composer: Gonzalez, Ruben

Performer(s): Buena Vista Social Club

Album: Buena Vista Social Club / World Circuit / WCD050

Duration: 6:06


Title: Piano Trio No.1 In D Minor Op.49 (2nd Movement) - Andante Con Moto Tranquillo

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lynn Harrell (Cello), Andre Previn (Piano)

Album: Mendelssohn - Anne-Sophie Mutter (Recordno: 4778575) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778575

Duration: 6:52


Title: Libera Me, Domine

Composer: Reijseger, Ernst

Performer(s): Voches De Sardinia (Voices); Mole Sylla (Voice/Kalimba), Voches De Sardinia (Voices);

Album: Requiem for a Dying Planet: Sounds from Two Movies THE WILD BLUE YONDER and THE WHITE DIAMOND / Winter & Winter 2006 / Winter&Winter 910 127-2

Duration: 7:14


Title: In Search Of A Hospitable Place

Composer: Reijseger, Ernst/Sylla, Mola

Performer(s): Mola Sylla (Voice)

Album: Requiem for a Dying Planet: Sounds from Two Movies THE WILD BLUE YONDER and THE WHITE DIAMOND / Winter & Winter 2006 / Winter&Winter 910 127-2

Duration: 5:26


Title: Let's Do It

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong (Vocal), Oscar Peterson (Piano)

Album: Night And Day

Duration: 8:44


Title: Deborah's Theme

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Yo Yo Ma (Cello), Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra

Album: Yo Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone / Sony Classical / Sk93456

Duration: 3:32


Title: The Blue Bird

Composer: Stanford, Charles Villiers

Performer(s): Rebecca Gilbert (Soprano)

Album: New Dublin Voices: Music From Ireland / RTE lyric fm / RTE lyric fm CD148

Duration: 3:35


Title: There's Not A Swain On The Plain (Rule A Wife And Have A Wife)

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Concerto Caledonia

Album: Purcell's Revenge: Sweeter than Roses? / Delphian Records 2013 / DCD 34161

Duration: 4:21


Title: Enniode

Composer: Doyle, Roger

Performer(s): Niwel Tsumbu (Guitar,Voice)

Album: Time Machine (Compilation) / Heresy 2015 / HERESY 017

Duration: 5:43


Title: Xiv) Cáel Agus Créde

Composer: O'Regan, Tarik

Performer(s): Stewart French (Guitar); Jim Higgins/Frank Torpey (Bodhrán), Chamber Choir Ireland

Album: Acallam na Senórach: An Irish Colloquy / Harmonia Mundi 2011 / HMU 807486

Duration: 5:20


Title: Saudade

Composer: Portman, Tom

Performer(s): Maja Elliott (Keyboard)

Album: White Crow / Self Release

Duration: 4:39


Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano (2nd Movement) Blues (Moderato)

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Viktoria Mullova (Violin), Bruno Canino (Piano)

Album: Ravel/Prokofiev Violin Sonatas / Philips / 426 254-2

Duration: 5:13


Title: Agnus Dei

Composer: Anerio, Giovanni

Performer(s): The Sixteen

Album: The Blossoming Vine / Coro / COR16123

Duration: 2:17


Title: Hushabye Mountain

Composer: Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.

Performer(s): Lisa Hannigan / Richard Hawley

Album: Other Voices - download

Duration: 4:50


Title: Chemirani Waltz And Reel

Composer: Stevenson, Savourna

Performer(s): Savourna Stevenson (Harp), Danny Thompson (Bass); Djamchid And Bijan Chemirani(Percusion)

Album: Persian Knight Celtic Dawn

Duration: 5:07


Title: Fergus Healing Song

Performer(s): Clara Rose

Album: My Songs, My Friends / Modal Records / DB124

Duration: 3:02


Title: My Dwarf Is Getting Tired

Composer: Cooder

Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Vocal, Guitar), Joachim Cooder (Drums); Rene Camacho (Bass)

Album: I, Flathead / Nonesuch / 7559-79900-5

Duration: 3:59


Title: Piano Sonata In C Minor - Adagio Cantabile (Pathetique)

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Finghin Collins (Piano)

Album: Impromptu - Finghin Collins (Recordno: Cd104) / RTÉ lyric fm / Cd104

Duration: 5:02


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Earl Wild (Piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rachmaninoff Edition / Brilliant Classics

Duration: 10:25


Title: Sonata In D Minor (I) Prelude

Composer: Weiss, Sylvius Leopold

Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (13 String Guitar)

Album: The Weiss Machine / Self Release 2015 / MA McG 5

Duration: 1:39



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