The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 29 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: Ruby Tuesday

Composer: Jagger/Richards

Performer(s): Dick Gaughan (Guitar & Vocals), Mary Macmaster (Clarsach)

Album: Sail On / Greentrax / CDTRAX109

Duration: 4:31


Title: '56

Composer: Toure, Ali Farka

Performer(s): Ali Farka Toure (Guitar), Toumani Diabate (Kora)

Album: Ali and Toumani / World Circuit / WCD083

Duration: 6:57


Title: Sonata For Flute, Viola And Harp (1st Movement) Pastorale

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: 6:16


Title: South Nashville Blues

Composer: Earle, Steve

Performer(s): Steve Earle (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: I Feel Alright / Warner Bros / TRA CD 227

Duration: 2:28


Title: Ton Kozh

Composer: Fresu, Paolo

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

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

Duration: 5:36


Title: You Belong To Me

Composer: Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton price

Performer(s): Kate Rusby (Vocals)

Album: The Girl Who Couldn't Fly / Pure Records / PRCD017

Duration: 3:24


Title: Capona

Composer: Carbonchi, Antonio

Performer(s): Thor-Harald Johnsen (Chitarra Battente)

Album: Scaramanzia / Naive / V5361

Duration: 2:38


Title: Piangero La Sorte Mia

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment

Album: Great Handel Arias (Recordno: 16738) / Forlane / 16738

Duration: 6:07


Title: Martha My Dear

Composer: Lennon/Mccartney

Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Larry Grenadier (Bass); Jeff Ballard (Drums)

Album: Day Is Done / Nonesuch / 755979910-2

Duration: 4:37


Title: Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

Composer: Russell / Ellington

Performer(s): Harry "Sweets" Edison (Tpt), Ben Webster (T Sax), Jimmy Rowles (P), Et Al

Album: Lady In Autumn (2-CD) / Verve / 526 702-2

Duration: 4:15


Title: Áille's Antics

Composer: McSherry, John

Performer(s): John Mcsherry(Uilleann Pipes/Whsitles)

Album: Soma (Recordno: Not Available) / Compass Records

Duration: 4:37


Title: Feelgood Factor

Composer: Carroll, Justin

Performer(s): Justin Carroll's Togetherness

Album: Togetherness / imcd1021

Duration: 5:50


Title: Fugue In Eb Major

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Quatuor Talich

Album: Mendelssohn - Complete String Quartets (3-CD) / La dolce volta / LDV 115.7

Duration: 6:02


Title: Noche De Ronda

Composer: Maria Teresa Lara

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Doublebass), Pat Metheny (Guitar), Joe Lovano (Saxophone), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Piano)

Album: Nocturne (Recordno: 013611-2) / Verve / 013611-2

Duration: 5:44


Title: Reiseslatt - Til Hans W Brimi

Composer: Okland

Performer(s): Nils Okland (Violin), Torbjorn Okland (Guitar); Sigbjorn Apeland (Harmonium)

Album: Nordic Nights: A Late Junction Compilation #2 / BBC / BBCLJ30062

Duration: 4:05


Title: Maoz Tsur

Composer: Ponomarev

Performer(s): Yurodny, Oleg Ponomarev (Vln), Adrian Hart (Vln), Kate Ellis(Clo), Nick Roth (Sax)

Album: Odd Set / Diatribe Recordings / DIACD002

Duration: 5:53


Title: Frailty

Composer: Perrin, Lola

Performer(s): Lola Perrin (Piano)

Album: By Peculiar Grace and Other Loves /

Duration: 7:17


Title: Scarlet Ribbons

Composer: Segal/danzig

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Album: Am I Not Your Girl / Ensign / CCD1952C

Duration: 4:08


Title: Good Night (In Memoriam Michael Vyner) Op 63 (2nd Movement) Lento Tranquillissimo

Composer: Gorecki, Henryk

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano), Vourneen Ryan, Stephen Kelly

Album: A Place Between - Louth Contemporary Music Society / Louth Contemporary Music Society / LCMS901

Duration: 11:22


Title: Body And Soul

Composer: Heyman, Ed/Sour, Robert/Eyton, Frank

Performer(s): Iain Ballamy (Saxophone); Stian Carstensen (Button Accord)

Album: The Little Radio / feral Records / ASFA105

Duration: 5:08


Title: Monteverdi: Madrigali Guerrieri, Et Amorosi: Lamento Della Ninfa,Sv 163

Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio

Performer(s): Simon Wall, Topi Lehtipuu (Tenors)/Christopher Purves (Baritone), Le Concert D'Astrée

Album: Natalie Dessay: Baroque / Warner Classics / 0825646051854

Duration: 5:15


Title: Capriccio Diabolico

Composer: Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario

Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Chan9033) / Chandos / Chan9033

Duration: 8:34


Title: Ishidatami

Composer: Benita, Michel

Performer(s): Andy Shepherd (Tenor And Soprano Sax), Michel Benita (Double Bass), Sebastian Rochford (Drums)

Album: Trio Libero / ECM / ECM 2252 278 6630

Duration: 3:48


Title: Easy's Gettin' Harder Every Day

Composer: Dement, Iris

Performer(s): Iris Dement (Vocals)

Album: My Life / Shady Records

Duration: 4:58


Title: Poema Autunnale

Composer: Respighi, Ottorino

Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin), Orchestra Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo

Album: Julia Fischer : Poeme / Decca / 4782684

Duration: 14:28


Title: Goodnight My Love

Composer: Hunter, Stu

Performer(s): Stu Hunter (Piano/Percussion)

Album: Migration / Habitat Productions 2016 / Habitat 1601

Duration: 1:53



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