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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 15 December 2015

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

All this week we feature a modern take on Brian Eno's ambient masterpiece Discreet Music, performed by Toronto's Contact Contemporary Music ensemble led by Jerry Pergolesi.

 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: O Magnum Mysterium

Composer: Lauridsen, Morten

Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia, Polyphony

Album: Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Latin Motets / Hyperion / CDA67449

Duration: 6:40


Title: Deck The Halls

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Manor House String Quartet, Manor House String Quartet, Vaughan Jones (Vln), Louise Bevan (Vln), Adrian Smith (Viola), Julia Graham (Cello)

Album: I Saw Three Ships & other Carols - Manor House String Quartet / Manor House Music / Manor House Music 002

Duration: 1:34


Title: The First Noel

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald's, Ralph Carmicheal's Chorus & Orchestra

Album: Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas / Capitol Records / 09463 63924 2 4

Duration: 1:49


Title: Silent Night

Composer: Gruber, Franz

Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Larry Goldings (Hammond B-3 Organ)

Album: Jazz Christmas Party / Warner Bros / 9362-46793-2

Duration: 5:52


Title: Study No.22 In C Sharp Minor

Composer: Godowsky, Leopold

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)

Album: Godowsky : 22 Chopin Studies Ivan Ilic / Paraty / 311205

Duration: 3:20


Title: The Promenade

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Kevin Burke (Fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (Guitar)

Album: Promenade / Mulligan / LUNCD028

Duration: 3:37


Title: Medina Ii

Composer: Delago, Manu

Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Violin)

Album: Bigger Than Home / / SWR 52/13

Duration: 5:08


Title: You Must Believe In Spring

Composer: Bergman/Demy/Legrand

Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Bill Evans (Piano)

Album: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans: Together Again / Concord / CCD-2198-2

Duration: 5:51


Title: Discreet Music Part Ii

Composer: Eno, Brian

Performer(s): Contact

Album: Discreet Music / Cantaloupe Records 2015 / CA21114

Duration: 10:36


Title: The Coast Of Galicia

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Laoise Kelly (Harp)

Album: Just Harp / LK001

Duration: 3:53


Title: The Mystery

Composer: Tommy Emmanuel

Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel

Album: The Mystery / Favored Nations Acoustic / FNA5130-2

Duration: 3:57


Title: Mantra

Composer: Hall, Emily

Performer(s): Vocals - Sofia Jernberg And Finnur Bjarnason, Harp - Helen Sharp / Ruth Wall; Electro-Magnetic Harp - John-Paul Gandy

Album: Folie a Deux / Bedroom Community Records 2015 / Bedroom Community

Duration: 4:54


Title: Song For Bob

Complete Work Name: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Composer: Cave/ Ellis

Performer(s): Nick Cave

Album: White Lunar / Mute Records / CDSTUMM313/5099996466322

Duration: 6:05


Title: Paraphrase On Partita No 1: Praeludio

Composer: Bach/Trummer

Performer(s): Olivia Trummer (Piano/Vocals), Jean-Lou Treboux (Vibes)

Album: C2J One: Classical to Jazz One: Olivia Trummer / Neuklang 2015 / NCD4131

Duration: 5:06


Title: Bags & Trane

Composer: Jackson, Milt

Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Saxophone), Milt Jackson (Vibes), Hank Jones (Piano), Paul Chambers (Bass), Connie Kay (Drums)

Album: Bags & Trane / Atlantic Masters / 81227 3685-2

Duration: 7:22


Title: Trio For Piano, Violin, And Cello (1st Movement)

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Jean - Jacques Kantorow, Violin, Philippe Muller, Cello, Jacques Rouvier, Piano

Album: Un Coeur en Hiver ( A Heart in Winter ) OST / Erato / AAD 2292-45920-2

Duration: 9:10


Title: Mary's Lullaby

Composer: Rutter, John

Performer(s): Lassus Scholars, Una Russell (Organ), Piccolo Lasso

Album: Sing Choirs Of Angels / Dublin Choral Foundation / 001

Duration: 3:10


Title: Pure Imagination

Composer: Bricusse/Newley

Performer(s): Mark Turner (Tenor Saxophone), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Larry Grenadier (Bass), Jorge Rossy (Drums)

Album: Jazz Christmas Party / Warner Brothers / 9362-46793-2

Duration: 6:33


Title: Clapotis

Composer: Couture, Francois

Performer(s): Isabelle Fortier (Harp)

Album: Songes / Disques BOGHEI Records 2015 / 15 BOGHEI06

Duration: 3:31


Title: Voice From The Mountain

Composer: Drake, Nick

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

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

Duration: 3:21


Title: Fox Owl Crow

Composer: McEnaney, Suzanne

Performer(s): Suzanne Mcenaney (Vocals), Sebastian Boes (Percussion),Francesco Gatti (Guitar),Carol Faherty (B/Vocals)

Album: Fox Owl Crow / Self Release 2015 / Self Release

Duration: 5:22


Title: Casta Diva

Composer: Bellini, Vincenzo

Performer(s): Montserrat Caballe (Soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Chorus

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7432137714) / RCA / 7432137714

Duration: 6:45


Title: Blue Skies

Composer: Berlin, Irving

Performer(s): Sanem Kalfa (Vocals)

Album: Nehir / ZENNEZ 2014 / ZENNEZ (ZR-1412002)

Duration: 4:06


Title: My Only Friend

Composer: Jordan, Anna

Performer(s): Anna Jordan (Piano/Vocals)

Album: Beast / Self Release 2016

Duration: 3:06



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