The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 31 May 2017

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

 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: Le Tombeau De Couperin - Menuet

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Imani Winds

Album: Imani Winds / Koch International / KIC-CD-7661

Duration: 4:52


Title: How Important It Must Be

Composer: Schneider, Maria

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw, St Paul Chamber Orchestra

Album: Winter Morning Walks - Dawn Upshaw / Maria Schneider / i-tunes / i-tunes

Duration: 6:07


Title: Beautiful World

Performer(s): Anne Vanschothorst (Harp), Jan Willem Troost (Cello)

Album: Beautiful World / Harp and Soul Music 2017

Duration: 5:52


Title: Duetti Irelandesi For Cello And Piano: (I) In Aonar Seal

Composer: Corcoran, Frank

Performer(s): Fergal Caulfield (Piano)

Album: Rhapsodic Celli: The Music of Frank Corcoran / RTE lyric fm / CD154

Duration: 2:48


Title: Mama, You Been On My Mind

Composer: Dylan, Bob

Performer(s): Jeff Buckley (Vocals)

Album: Grace / Columbia / Legacy / COL 517460 3

Duration: 3:26


Title: Asiam (Joan)

Composer: Akinmusire, Ambrose/Bleckmann, Theo

Performer(s): Ambrose Akinmusire (Trumpet), Theo Bleckmann (Voice), Walter Smith (Sax), Sam Harris (Piano), Harish Raghaven (Bass), Just Brown (Drums)

Album: The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint / Blue Note Records 2014 / 060253763573

Duration: 6:03


Title: St. James Infirmary Blues

Performer(s): Rhiannon Giddens / Michael Ward-Bergeman / Reylon Yount / Kinan Azmeh / Jeffrey Beecher / Joseph Gramley / Colin Jacobsen / Kojiro Umezaki

Album: Sing Me Home

Duration: 7:26


Title: Che Si Può Fare

Composer: Strozzi, Barbara

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Mezzo-Soprano), Francesco Turrisi (Piano)

Album: Recorded live for BOTN session, May 2017 / RTE

Duration: 3:38


Title: Blackbird

Composer: Lennon, John/McCartney, Paul

Performer(s): Jason Rebello (Piano)

Album: Held / Edition / EDN1071

Duration: 4:36


Title: Babi'r Eirlys (Snowdrop Baby) Featuring Joe Bennett

Composer: Hoyland, Martin/Lisa Jen

Performer(s): 9bach

Album: Tincian / Realword / CDRW202

Duration: 4:06


Title: Crosswinds

Composer: Pinarbasi, Tamer

Performer(s): The Secret Trio

Album: Soundscapes / Traditional Crossroads 2012

Duration: 4:28


Title: Small Town

Composer: Frisell, Bill

Performer(s): Bill Frisell (Guitar), Thomas Morgan (Bass)

Album: Small Town / ECM 2017 / ECM 2525

Duration: 8:59


Title: No Se Yo Como Es

Composer: Marin, Jose

Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Rolf Lislevand (Guitar)

Album: José Marín Tonos Humanos / Aliavox / Av9802

Duration: 4:02


Title: Rondeau Champetre

Composer: Marais, Marin

Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Viola Da Gamba), Rolf Lislevand (Lute) P.Pierlot

Album: Harmonie Universelle 2 / Aliavox / AV9839

Duration: 3:30


Title: Fugue

Composer: Perkin, Sam

Performer(s): Alex Petcu (Marimba), Ioana Petcu (Violin)

Album: In Time - Music for Solo Percussion / RTÉ lyric fm / CD151

Duration: 3:47


Title: Violin Sonata In C Major (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Anne Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)

Album: Mozart: The Violin Sonatas - Anne Sophie Mutter / Lambert Orkis (Recordno: 002894775804) / Deustche Granmmopho / 002894775804

Duration: 5:30


Title: Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Composer: Landesman/Wolf

Performer(s): Jane Monheit (Vocal), Kenny Barron (Piano)

Album: Come Dream With Me / N-Coded / Nc-4219-2

Duration: 6:50


Title: Frida Kahlo's Delight

Composer: Hartman, Ríona Sally

Performer(s): Ríona Sally Hartman (Vocals)

Album: Advance Promo / Independent /

Duration: 4:34


Title: Frida Kahlo's Visit To The Taybridge Bar

Composer: Marra, Michael

Performer(s): Michael Marra (Vocals), Patsy Seddon (Harp); Christopher Marra(Guitars); Ged Grimes(Bass); Derek Thomson (Piano)

Album: Posted Sober / Inner City Sound records / ICS001

Duration: 3:05


Title: Corner Tree

Composer: Dunlea, Paul

Performer(s): Dunlea O'Rourke Quintet, Paul Dunlea (Trombone), David O'Rourke (Guitar),Cormac Mccarthy (Piano), Peter Washington (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums)

Album: Fraternal: Paul Dunlea David O'Rourke Quintet / Paul Dunlea Music 2016

Duration: 6:41


Title: Nocturne In C Sharp Minor

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Angela Hewitt: Chopin Nocturnes / Hyperion / CDA67371/2

Duration: 5:41


Title: My Wild Irish Rose

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: The Melody At Night With You / ECM / Ecm16755479492

Duration: 5:21


Title: Why Cant I Feel You

Composer: Skjaervik, Hege Anita

Performer(s): Hege Anita Skjaervik (Vocals), Josh Johnston (Piano/Vocals), Cian Murphy (Bass), Dave Keegan (Drums), Eoin O'Brien (Guitar), John Walsh (Trumpet),

Album: Hege / Artist Release 2017

Duration: 3:26


Title: 'Touch Her Soft Lips And Part'

Composer: Walton, William

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: And the Bridge is Love / Naxos / 8.573250

Duration: 1:46



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