The Blue of the Night

The Blue of the Night

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 31 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: Thursday

Composer: Carthy, Eliza

Performer(s): Eliza Carthy (Vocals)

Album: Neptune / Hem Hem Records / Promo CD

Duration: 5:16


Title: Bird's Lament

Composer: Moondog

Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Sax), Joanna Macgregor (Piano),, Britten Sinfonia

Album: Moondog - Sidewalk Dances / Sound Circus / SC010

Duration: 3:53


Title: Lord Franklin

Composer: Trad arr Burke/O'Domhnaill

Performer(s): Micheal O'Domhnaill (Guitars/Vocal), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (Vocals), Donal Lunny (Bouzouki), Declan Sinnott (Bass), Micheal O'Domhnaill (Guitars/Vocal)

Album: The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk CD 1 / Arc Music / EUCD 2484

Duration: 3:56


Title: Canto De Pedra Preta

Composer: Vinicius De Moraes

Performer(s): Virginia Rodrigues (Vocals)

Album: Mares Profundos / Deutsche Grammafon

Duration: 3:03


Title: I See Your Face Before Me

Composer: Dietz/Schwartz

Performer(s): Johnny Hartman (Vocals)

Album: The Bridges of Madison County / Malpaso/Warner Bros. / 9362 45949 2

Duration: 5:00


Title: Suzanne

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

Performer(s): Leonard Cohen (Vocal)

Album: Songs of Leonard Cohen / Columbia / 4686002

Duration: 3:48


Title: The Mistral Noir

Composer: Herskedal, Daniel

Performer(s): The Trondheim Soloists

Album: Slow Eastbound Train / Edition Records / EDN1057

Duration: 4:11


Title: A La Grace De Toi

Composer: Birkin

Performer(s): Jane Birkin (Vocal)

Album: Enfants D'hiver / EMI / 50999237505

Duration: 3:27


Title: Bachianas Brasilieras No.5

Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Performer(s): Wayne Shorter (Tenor/Sop Sax), Charles Curtis (Cello),Alex Acuna (Percussion), John Patitucci (Bass)

Album: Alegria / Verve / 543 558-2

Duration: 6:00


Title: Timing

Composer: Turner, Kathleen

Performer(s): Chris Wood

Album: The Lines Between Us

Duration: 5:02


Title: Violin Sonata No.5 'La Stella'

Composer: Pandolfi, Giovanni

Performer(s): Andrew Manze (Violin), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)

Album: Pandolfi Complete Violin Sonatas (Recordno: Hmu907241) / Harmonia Mundi / Hmu907241

Duration: 4:54


Title: Achill Air

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Laoise Kelly (Harp)

Album: Ceis (Recordno: LK 002) / LK 002

Duration: 3:21


Title: Both Sides Now

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell

Album: Both Sides Now / Reprise

Duration: 5:43


Title: Stokkseyri

Composer: Birgisson, Jon Por/Somers, Alex

Performer(s): Jonsi & Alex, Amiina, Kópavogsdætur Choir.

Album: Riceboy Sleeps / EMI / 50999 963002 2 0

Duration: 7:12


Title: Bruce

Composer: Wallowitch,John

Performer(s): Blossom Dearie

Album: Blossom Dearie- Our Favourite Songs / Daffodil Records / BMD Vol XV11

Duration: 4:34


Title: Memino

Composer: Assad, Sergio

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Sergio Assad & Odair Assad (Guitars)

Album: Obrigado Brazil - Yo-Yo Ma (Recordno: SK89935) / Sony Classical / SK89935

Duration: 5:36


Title: Sonata In B Minor, Bwv 1030 (2nd Movement) Largo E Dolce

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Daniella Koch (Flute), Darius Burnecki (Piano)

Album: Flute - Daniella Koch / Cesky Rozhlas / Promo 0608

Duration: 4:02


Title: White Keys

Composer: Gonzales, Chilly

Performer(s): Chilly Gonzales (Piano)

Album: Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano II / Gentle Threat

Duration: 3:06


Title: Wintermezzo

Composer: Gonzales, Chilly

Performer(s): Chilly Gonzales (Piano)

Album: Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano II / Gentle Threat

Duration: 2:54


Title: I Feel A Smile Coming On

Composer: Chris Wood

Performer(s): Two Duos Quartet

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

Duration: 5:38


Title: Cello Concerto (7th Movement) "Farewell"

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Gavin Bryars - A Portrait (2-CD) (Recordno: 473 296-2) / Philips / 473 296-2

Duration: 6:03


Title: Goodnight Angel

Composer: Wrubel / Magidson

Performer(s): Ian Shaw (Voice)

Album: Ghostsongs / The Echo of a Song - Ian Shaw / RSJH Music Limited / JHDE207/2

Duration: 4:15


Title: Fantasy

Composer: Dyson, George

Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), Bbc Concert Orchestra

Album: Song of the Birds. English Cello Music / Whilte Line / CDWHL2153

Duration: 5:18


Title: The Dancing

Composer: Shanks / Russell

Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Andy Cutting, Mark Emerson, Tim Harries

Album: Apples / Topic / TSCD0568

Duration: 7:27


Title: Nocturne No 1 Op 33/1 In E Flat Minor - Lento

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Charles Owen (Piano)

Album: Faure Complete Nocturnes - Charles Owen / Avie Records / AV2133

Duration: 7:13


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: A Soft Mild Morning

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Derek Bell (Harp)

Album: Ancient Music For The Irish Harp / Claddagh / Cc59cd

Duration: 2:03


Title: Some Other Time

Composer: Bernstein/Comden/Green

Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Bill Evans (Piano)

Album: Sings For Lovers / Concord Records / 0025218902328

Duration: 4:43



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