The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 24 August 2017

The Blue of the Night

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: Which Will

Composer: Drake, Nick

Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: If Grief Could Wait / ECM / ECM 2226 277 7197

Duration: 4:00


Title: Autumn Moon On A Calm Lake

Composer: Wencheng, Lu

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)

Album: Best of Lang Lang / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779014

Duration: 4:06


Title: It's A Lonesome Old Town

Composer: Tobias / Kisco

Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocals)

Album: Only The Lonely / Capitol / 72434 94756 2 5

Duration: 4:16


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Composer: Tarrega, Franciso

Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)

Album: Tárrega - Recuerdos De La Alhambra / Deutsche Grammophon / 410655

Duration: 3:02


Title: Bailero

Composer: Canteloube, Joseph

Performer(s): Orchestre National De Lille

Album: Joseph Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne / Naxos / 8.557491

Duration: 5:14


Title: The Man I Love

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Frank Braley (Piano)

Album: George Gershwin - Piano Works / Harmonia Mundi / HMG 501883

Duration: 2:25


Title: Blues In The Closet

Composer: Pettiford

Performer(s): Chet Baker

Album: White Blues / Camden / 74321451892

Duration: 7:40


Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)

Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part / HMV Classics / HMV 5723152

Duration: 8:15


Title: O Solitude

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marcom Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: If Grief Could Wait / ECM / ECM 2226 277 7197

Duration: 6:14


Title: An Abhainn Mhor

Composer: Mac Oscair, Seamus

Performer(s): Saileog Ni Cheannabhain

Album: Roithlean / Raelach Records

Duration: 5:58


Title: Amhran Na Leabhar

Composer: Tomas Rua O Suilleabhain

Performer(s): Dermot Byrne (Accordion), Floriane Blancke (Harp)

Album: Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke /

Duration: 5:18


Title: If You Could See Me Now

Composer: Dameron, Tadd

Performer(s): Joe Albany (Piano)

Album: An Evening With Joe Albany / SteepleChase / SCCD 31794

Duration: 3:32


Title: Walk Out With Me

Composer: Sheeran, Laura

Performer(s): Laura Sheeran (Vocals Et Al), Cora Venus Lunny (Violin); Kate Ellis (Cello);

Album: The Fresh Blood / Flaming June 2010

Duration: 4:01


Title: Albatross

Composer: Green

Performer(s): Fleetwood Mac

Album: The Pious Bird of Good Omen (Remastered)

Duration: 3:18


Title: Sonata K209

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Elena Zucchini (Classical Guitar)

Album: Elena Zucchini: Classical Guitar / Draft Audio

Duration: 4:08


Title: Viderunt Omnes Notum Fecit Dominus

Composer: Perotin

Performer(s): Paul Elliott (Tenor), Steven Rickards (Countertenor), Paul Elliott, Aaron Sheehan, Wolodymyr Smishkewych (Tenors), Andrew Hendricks (Baritone), Paul Hillier (Baritone And Director), Theatre Of Voices

Album: Fragments / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 907276

Duration: 11:01


Title: Sunset Sunrise

Composer: Qvenild, Morten

Performer(s): Morten Qvenild (Piano, Elctronics), Roger Arntzen (Dbl Bass, Electronics), Pal Hausken (Drums, Electronics)

Album: Sunset Sunrise - In The Country (Recordno: 9548-2) / ACT Music / 9548-2

Duration: 10:55


Title: Five Pieces - The Spruce Tree Op. 75 No. 5

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)

Album: The Maiden's Prayer - Philip Martin / Hyperion / CDA67379

Duration: 2:44


Title: Daytime In Las Vegas

Composer: Uehara, Hiromi

Performer(s): Hiromi (Piano)

Album: Place To Be / Telarc / CD-83695

Duration: 4:30


Title: Zendi

Composer: Castaneda, Edmar

Performer(s): Edmar Castaneda (Harp)

Album: Double Portion / Arpa y Voz

Duration: 4:21


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

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 / Decca / 417702-2

Duration: 11:56


Title: Hares On The Mountain / Elizabeth Clare

Composer: Chris Wood

Performer(s): Chris Wood

Album: Chris Wood Albion - An Anthology / Navigator Records / Navigator 29

Duration: 5:27


Title: I Tried To Leave You

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

Performer(s): Leonard Cohen (Vocal/Gtr), Roscoe Beck (Musical Director/Bass), Rafael Bernardo Gayol (Drums), Neil Larsen (Keys), Javier

Album: Leonard Cohen Live in London (July 17 2008) / Sony / Columbia / 88697405022

Duration: 8:33


Title: Muirisin Deas

Composer: O Duinnshleibhe, Sean

Performer(s): Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (Vocals), Gerry O'Beirne (Guitar And Vocals)

Album: Recorded for Blue of the Night session i mBaile na nGall, May 2017 / RTE

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Front (Album Re Working)

Composer: Walsh, Conor

Performer(s): Conor Walsh (Piano)

Album: The Front EP / Ensemble Records 2015 / ESM001

Duration: 5:55



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