The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 4 July 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: Comes Love (L'Amour S'En Fout)/ Bib's Bachification

Composer: Brown, Stept, Tobias; Palazzo, Evan

Performer(s): The Hot Sardines, Miz Elizabeth Bougerol (Vocals)

Album: French Fries and Champagne / Decca Classics 2016 / 0254780938

Duration: 5:09


Title: Sa Nuit D'Ete

Composer: Rilke, Rainer Maria/ Lauridsen, Morton

Performer(s): Polyphony, Morton Lauridsen (Piano), Polyphony

Album: Lauridsen: Nocturnes / Hyperion / 67580

Duration: 3:31


Title: Cello Sonata (2nd Movement) Scherzo - Allegro Con Brio

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Truls Mork (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano)

Album: Nocturne: Chopin Cello Sonata Transcriptions / Virgin Classics / 0946 3 85784 2 0

Duration: 4:39


Title: Anach Cuain

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Eoghan O Ceannabhain (Vocals), Daire Bracken (Fiddle), Eamonn Galldubh (Uillean Pipes), Aoife Kelly (Vocals), Eamonn De Barra (Flute), Matthew Noone (Sarode), Robbie Harris (Percussion), Koushik Chandrashekar (Dholak)

Album: Translate / Big Beat Music / BBM003

Duration: 1:38


Title: Sailing To Shore

Composer: Hennessy, Shane

Performer(s): Shane Hennessy (Guitar)

Album: Marrakech / Artist Release 2017

Duration: 3:51


Title: Damhsa Tandava

Composer: O Lochlainn, Neil

Performer(s): Cuar (Aoife Ni Bhriain, Neil O Lochlainn, Matthew Berrill

Album: Roscanna / Raelach Records 2017

Duration: 7:38


Title: Omos Do Frankie Kennedy (I) Air

Composer: Flynn, Dave

Performer(s): Dave Flynn (Guitar), Eimear Mcgeown (Flute)

Album: Shadowplay / Frisbee Records 2016

Duration: 1:59


Title: My One And Only Love

Composer: Mellin, Robert/Wood, Guy B.

Performer(s): Johnny Hartman (Vocal), John Coltrane (Tenor Sax), Mccoy Tyner (Piano), Jimmy Garrison (Bass), Elvin Jones (Drums)

Album: John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman / Verve / 0602498840146

Duration: 4:57


Title: A Potter's Song

Composer: Schneider, Maria

Performer(s): Maria Schneider Orchestra

Album: The Thompson Fields / ArtistShare

Duration: 5:31


Title: A Night With You, Gone

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Paolo Fresu / Mieko Miyazak

Album: Ha Noi Duo / ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Ko KG

Duration: 7:02


Title: Piano Sonata No.21 'Waldstein' (3rd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Barry Douglas (Piano)

Album: Beethoven / RCA Victor / 09026612802

Duration: 10:39


Title: Leos Janacek String Quartet No 1 (2nd Movement)

Composer: Janacek, Leos

Performer(s): Pavel Haas Quartet

Album: Pavel Haas Quartet - Leos Janacek / Pavel Haas / Supraphon

Duration: 4:37


Title: Though Love Live But A Day

Composer: Byrne, Brian (Music) / Joyce, James (Words)

Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals) / Brian Byrne (Piano)

Album: Goldenhair / Node Records / 0016

Duration: 3:51


Title: Silently

Composer: Byrne, Brian (Music) / Joyce, James (Words)

Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke (Vocal), Brian Byrne (Piano), Nigel Clarke (Guitar)

Album: Live Recording for The Blue of the Night/RTE lyric fm / RTE

Duration: 5:22


Title: Midnight

Composer: McGlynn, Michael/Ledwidge, Francis

Performer(s): Meav Ni Mhaolchatha (Soprano), Ulster Orchestra, Anuna

Album: Songs of The Whispering Things / Anuna Teoranta 2017

Duration: 4:20


Title: Suite For Cello Solo No.6 In D Major (V) Gavotte I-Ii

Composer: Bach, J.S.

Performer(s): Lynn Harrell Cello

Album: Bach Cello Suites - Lynn Harrell / Decca / 4830430

Duration: 3:39


Title: Pancho And Lefty

Composer: Van Zandt Townes

Performer(s): Townes Van Zandt

Album: A Far Cry from Dead / In Performance

Duration: 3:49


Title: Go Down Easy

Composer: Martyn

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Solid Air / Island / IMCD274

Duration: 3:33


Title: Afterwards

Composer: Lord, Jon

Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things / Avie / AV2190

Duration: 3:01


Title: Quando Me'n Vo

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Paolo Fresu (Trumpet, Flugelhorn), Daniele Di Bonaventura (Bandoneon)

Album: In maggiore / ECM Records / ECM 2412 471 0051

Duration: 4:11


Title: Strike The Viol

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Gianluigi Trovesi (Clarinet), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Acoustic/Electric Guitar), L'Arpeggiata

Album: Music For a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell / Erato/ Warner Classics / 0825646337507

Duration: 3:57


Title: Under The Pines

Composer: McVittie, Brona

Performer(s): Brona Mcvittie (Harp/Vocals)

Album: Undr The Pines EP / Artist Release 2017

Duration: 4:34


Title: New York, Be Kind

Composer: Sands, Clare

Performer(s): Clare Sands

Album: Join Me at the Table / CAS 161

Duration: 5:56


Title: America

Composer: P Simon

Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel

Album: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel / Columbia / 5134702

Duration: 3:32


Title: Sonata For Flute, Viola And Harp (3rd Movement) Finale

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Riona O Duinnin (Flute), Nancy Johnson (Viola), Geraldine O'Doherty (Harp)

Album: Triocca - Trios for Flute, Viola and Harp / RTÉ lyric fm / CD122

Duration: 5:04


Title: Trio Sonata In G Major (2nd Movement) Passacaille

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Tatty Theo (Cello), Marianna Szucs /Katalin Kertesz (Violin) Hannah Mclaughlin (Oboe & Recorder) Carolyn Gibley (Harpsichord & Organ, The Brook Street Band

Album: The Brook Street Band / Handel 'Oxford' Water Music / AVIE / AV0028

Duration: 4:39


Title: Kele Mandi

Composer: Traore

Performer(s): Rokia Traore (Vocal)

Album: Bowmboi / Nonesuch / 79852-2

Duration: 4:09


Title: Pumpkin Moon

Composer: Clark, Nigel/Cassidy, Colette

Performer(s): Colette Cassidy (Vocals), Nigel Clark (Guitar)

Album: Confetti Falling in the Rain / Teddy D Productions 2017 / 5052442009726

Duration: 3:48


Title: Winter Into Spring

Composer: Saso

Performer(s): Saso (Jim Lawler/Ben Rawlins), Sibeal Ni Chasaide (Vocals)

Album: Mysterium / Self Release 2016

Duration: 7:18


Title: I Put A Spell On You

Composer: Hawkins Jay

Performer(s): Maria Greenan (Vocals/Piano)

Album: Alchemist / Maria Greenan Album 2016 / IELPX1500001

Duration: 3:44


Title: I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Composer: Rodgers / Hart

Performer(s): Louis Stewart (Guitar), Knut Mikalsen (Guitar)

Album: Paradoxical Intervention / Villa Records AS / VRCD 007

Duration: 4:48



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