The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 19 October 2015

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

American composer Charles Ives, was prolific - and regarded by some as a maverick. Hear selections of his music all this week - piano, orchestral and some quirky songs.

 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: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Composer: King / Goffen

Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn), Johnny Taylor (Piano), Dan Bodwell (Bass), Dominic Mullan (Drums)

Album: Taylor Made / Lyte Records / LR006

Duration: 8:00


Title: Concerto No.3 Bwv 1048 In G Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Kati Debretzeni (Leader/Vln), English Baroque Soloists

Album: The Brandenburg Concertos - English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner / Soli Deo Gloria / SDG707

Duration: 1:55


Title: Concerto No.3 Bwv 1048 In G Major (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Kati Debretzeni (Leader/Violin), English Baroque Soloists

Album: The Brandenburg Concertos - English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner / Soli Deo Gloria / SDG707

Duration: 4:40


Title: In Flanders Fields

Composer: Ives, Charles

Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Craig Rutenberg (Piano)

Album: Thomas Hampson: Wondrous Free/Songs Of America II / THM / THM5432

Duration: 2:17


Title: I'M Always Chasing Rainbows

Composer: Harbach/ Hoschna

Performer(s): Bill Carrothers (Piano), Peg Carrothers, Matt Turner, Drew Gress, Bill Stewart, Jay Epstein, Mark Henderson

Album: Bill Carrothers: Armistice 1918 / Sketch / SKE 333043.44

Duration: 7:11


Title: O Beijo

Composer: Braga / Moreira / Medeiros

Performer(s): Cristina Braga (Vocal, Harp), Leandro Braga (Piano), Ricardo Medeiros (Bass), Marcos Zama (Percussion), Joca Moraes (Drums)

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

Duration: 4:40


Title: My Funny Valentine

Composer: Rodgers / Hart

Performer(s): Ben Webster (Tenor Sax), Teddy Wilson (Piano), Ray Brown (Bass), Jo Jones (Drums)

Album: The Rodgers & Hart Songbook / Verve / 529 701-2

Duration: 3:23


Title: Lush Life

Composer: Strayhorn, Billy

Performer(s): Robert Wyatt (Voice, Trumpet, Voices), Gilad Atzmon (Alto Sax), Richard Pryce (Bass), Sigamos String Quartet

Album: For The Ghosts Within - Wyatt/ Atzmon/ Stephen / Domino / WIGCD263

Duration: 6:46


Title: Hughe Ashton's Ground

Composer: Byrd, William

Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)

Album: Play / Soundcircus / SC007

Duration: 7:15


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Composer: Byrd, William

Performer(s): Jan Lundgren (Piano), The Gustaf Sjokvist Chamber Choir

Album: Magnum Mysterium / ACT / 9457-2

Duration: 5:45


Title: Symphony 2 & The Click Boom Boom

Composer: Wells, Emily

Performer(s): Emily Wells (Multi-Instr), Jessica Catron (Cello), Joey Reina (Bass)

Album: Emily Wells - The Symphonies: Dreams, Memories & Parties / Creative Control Records / 00261 24509

Duration: 4:48


Title: Back In Time

Composer: Doyle, Roger

Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Music), Voice Of Son Paavo

Album: Chalant - Memento Mori / Psychonavigation / PSY 052

Duration: 4:12


Title: Melting Butter

Composer: Clague, Sam

Performer(s): Lydia Thorpe (Cello), Niall Mcguinness (Bass), Tom Edwards (Sax)

Album: Balloons / Self Release 2015

Duration: 2:13


Title: Fifth Of October-Arriv-Viola

Composer: Doolan, Hugh

Performer(s): Sebastian Adams (Viola)

Album: Soundtrack to Your Imagination / Hugh Doolan / Promo Release

Duration: 2:55


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat Major (3rd Movement) Andante

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano), Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Album: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2, Four Piano Pieces Op.119 - Marc-Andre Hamelin - DSO: Andrew Litton / Hyperion / CDA67550

Duration: 11:27


Title: In The Mornin'

Composer: Ives, Charles

Performer(s): Theo Bleckmann (Vocals), Kneebody

Album: Twelve Songs By Charles Ives / Winter & Winter / W&W 910147-2

Duration: 4:34


Title: Precious Lord

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Vocals), The Robert Randolph Family Band

Album: The Blind Boys of Alabama: Higher Ground / Real World / CDRW107

Duration: 3:53


Title: Farmer's Trust

Composer: Metheny, Pat

Performer(s): Peo Alfonsi (Guitar)

Album: Change of Heart / inakustik / INAK 9144 CD

Duration: 3:44


Title: Zamba Del Panuelo

Composer: Leguizamón, Gustavo

Performer(s): Pablo Márquez (Guitar)

Album: El Cuchi Bien Temperado / ECM New Series / ECM 2380 481 0972

Duration: 4:34


Title: And I Love Her

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Nylon String Guitar)

Album: Pat Metheny - What's It All About / Nonesuch / 7559 79647

Duration: 4:22


Title: Concerto For Two Violins, Strings And Continuo In D Minor (2nd Movement) Largo Ma Non Tanto

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin), Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Julia Fischer - Bach Concertos / Decca / 4780650

Duration: 6:41


Title: The Dawntreader

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal), Studio Orchestra

Album: Travelogue / Nonesuch / 79817-2

Duration: 5:40


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: The White Swan

Composer: Stevenson, Savourna

Performer(s): Savourna Stevenson (Harp)

Album: Calman the Dove / 1998 Cooking Vinyl / Cook CD 137

Duration: 6:23


Title: Cadal Cha Dean Mi

Composer: Trad arr Shaw/Matheson

Performer(s): Donald Shaw(Piano/Accord), Ewen Vernal (Bass),

Album: Urram (Respect) / Vertical Records 2015 / VERTCD 102

Duration: 5:55


Title: Sonata In A Minor

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)

Album: Ombre et lumiere - Scarlatti / Mirare / MIR 265

Duration: 6:26


Title: Shadow Loves The Sun

Composer: Morscher, Veronika

Performer(s): Veronika Morscher (Vocals), Pablo Held (Piano); Matthew Halpin (Sax)

Album: The Owl Ones: Shadow Loves the Sun / Self Released 2015

Duration: 5:37


Title: Time Is Like A Promise

Composer: Sonny Condell

Performer(s): Tir Na Nog

Album: Tir Na Nog

Duration: 3:08


Title: Northern Smiles

Composer: Gwilym Simcock

Performer(s): Gwilym Simcock

Album: Good Days At Schloss Elmau / Act / ACT 9501-2

Duration: 5:42


Title: Over The Rainbow

Composer: Arlen, Harold/ Harburg, Yip

Performer(s): Aretha Franklin (Vocals)

Album: Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo / Columbia 1961 / Columbia Records CL3612

Duration: 2:37



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