The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 28 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: Afro Seis

Composer: Castaneda, Edmar

Performer(s): Edmar Castaneda (Harp);, Marshall Gilkes (Trombone); Dave Silliman (Drums/Perc);

Album: Entre Cuerdas / Artist Share / AS0095

Duration: 5:04


Title: John Wayne Gacy Jr

Composer: Stevans Sufjan

Performer(s): Surfan Stevans

Album: Come On Feel The Illinoise / Rough Trade

Duration: 3:19


Title: Adornment

Composer: Miskinis, Vytautas

Performer(s): Youth Choir Kamer

Album: Amber Songs (Book / CD) / / KCD013

Duration: 3:07


Title: Piece From The Year 1981

Composer: Sumera, Lepo

Performer(s): Lauri Vainmaa (Piano)

Album: Northern Lights - Music Of Contemplation For A New Age / Finlandia Records / 11421-2

Duration: 7:05


Title: Breughel

Composer: Smith / Wheeler

Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals), Kenny Wheeler (Flugelhorn), Nikki Iles (Piano), Mark Lockheart (Saxophone), Steve Watts (Bass), James Maddren (Drums), London Vocal Project

Album: Mirrors / Edition Records / EDN 1038

Duration: 5:57


Title: Ballai Dan Dromas, The Orphan, Tom Billy's

Composer: O'Farrell, Anne-Marie/ Cuinn, Muiris/ Murphy, Tom Billy

Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp), Cormac De Barra (Harp)

Album: Duopoly / Anne-Marie O'Farrell & Cormac De Barra / CD1907

Duration: 4:58


Title: Études, Op.8 - Xi: Andante (Bb Minor)

Composer: Scriabin, Alexander

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)

Album: Scriabin - Vers La Flamme / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 4609

Duration: 4:13


Title: Elegiac Trio

Composer: Bax, Arnold

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: 9:50


Title: The Lake Isle

Composer: Gjeilo, Ola

Performer(s): Kristian Kavalaag (Guitar);Thomas Gould (Violin); Ciaran Mccabe:Jon Thorne (Viola) Matthew Sharp (Cello), Tenebrae

Album: Ola Gjeilo - Voices Piano strings / Decca / 4788689

Duration: 6:18


Title: Chisa

Composer: Abdullah Ibrahim

Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Piano), Ekaya

Album: African River / Enja / ENJACD60182

Duration: 4:27


Title: Days Of Wine And Roses

Composer: Mercer/ Mancini

Performer(s): Carmel Mccreagh (Vocals), Fiachra Trench (Piano); Rian Trench (Guitar; Joe Csibi (Bass); Desi Reynolds (Drums); Keith Donald/Brian Dunning, The Degani Ensemble (Strings) Michael Buckley/Keith Donald (Sax)

Album: Skylark - Carmel McCreagh / All Time Records / 391518

Duration: 3:16


Title: Papillon

Composer: Erker, Mete

Performer(s): Mete Erker (Reeds), Oene Van Geel (Viola, Cajon), Anton Goudsmit (Guitar), Jeroen Van Vliet (Piano)

Album: Eno Supo / Challenge Records / CR73393

Duration: 5:09


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: Dónal Óg

Composer: Trad Ni Bheaglaoich/Lunny

Performer(s): Seosaimhin Ni Bheaglaoich (Vocals), Donal Lunny (Keys/Percussion); Gavin Ralson (Guitar)

Album: Taobh na Gréine/Under the Sun / Gael Linn / CEFCD170

Duration: 5:21


Title: Troublant Bolero

Composer: Reinhardt, Django

Performer(s): Dorado + Amati Schmitt Group

Album: Dorado + Amati Schmitt Group - Live / Stunt Records / STUCD 14152

Duration: 5:44


Title: Mondnacht

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Alfred Brendel (Piano)

Album: Schumann:Liederkreis,Op 39/Dichterliebe, Op48/Fischer-Dieskau/Brendel / Philips / 416352-2

Duration: 3:41


Title: No. 11

Composer: Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch

Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Violoncello), Vassilis Tsabropoulos (Piano)

Album: Chants, Hymns and Dances / ECM Records / ECM New Series 1888 981 9613

Duration: 6:55


Title: Merlin

Composer: Gullin, Lars

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

Album: Paradoxical Intervention / Villa Records AS / VRCD 007

Duration: 6:31


Title: If It's Magic

Composer: Wonder, Stevie

Performer(s): Rigmor Gustafsson (Vocal), Radio String Quartet Vienna, Bernie Mallinger (Violin), Johannes Dickbauer (Violin), Cynthia Liao (Viola)

Album: Calling You - Rigmor Gustafsson / ACT Records / 9722-2

Duration: 4:03


Title: Trio For Clarinet, Cello And Piano In A Minor (Ii) Adagio

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Michael Collins (Clarinet), Steven Isserlis (Cello) Stephen Hough (Piano)

Album: Brahms/ Schumann/ Fruhling/ Clarinet trios / BMG Entertainment / 09026635042

Duration: 8:28


Title: He Loves And She Loves

Composer: Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira

Performer(s): Audra Mcdonald (Soprano), Kevin Kuhn (Guitar)

Album: Happy Songs / Nonesuch / 79645-2

Duration: 3:38


Title: Aubade

Composer: Delpriora, Mark

Performer(s): Redbrick Duo (Damien Kelly Guitar:Jessica Lipstone Flute)

Album: Redbrick Duo / Self Release 2015 NYC

Duration: 7:00


Title: Epilogue From Wonderlawn

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Gavin Bryars Ensemble

Album: Cadman Requiem / Point Music / 289 462 511-2

Duration: 7:17


Title: Caoine

Composer: Corcoran, Frank

Performer(s): National Chamber Choir Of Ireland

Album: Choirland - An Anthology of Irish Choral Music / Contemporary Music Centre / CMC 6001

Duration: 4:28


Title: Marietta

Composer: Detor, Krista

Performer(s): Krista Detor (Vocals And Piano)

Album: Flat Earth Diary

Duration: 5:21


Title: Easy Reader

Composer: Abercrombie, John

Performer(s): John Abercrombie (Guitar), Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone), Drew Gress (Double Bass), Joey Baron (Drums)

Album: Within A Song (Recordno: ECM 2254 2798 9531) / ECM Records / ECM 2254 2798 9531

Duration: 6:37



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