The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 25 May 2017

This Week on Blue....

Carl is joined this Wednesday by pianist Francesco Turrisi and vocalist Michelle O'Rourke for a Blue of the Night session. Both have previously been featured on Blue individually but the two musicians will collaborate and perform their imaginative and thoughtful interpretations of music from the early 17th century in advance of their performance at the final Kaleidoscope of the season next week June. Francesco is guest curator for this final Kaleidoscope and will tell us a little about the lineup for this popular monthly music event at the Bello Bar in Dublin


Last Week on Blue....

Pianist Ivan Ilic is a regular visitor to Ireland. He paid Carl a visit for a Blue of the Night Session recently and you can listen to the entire interview and session below, and watch exclusive video footage. 

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.


It's been a sad year for the music world with the loss of many iconic figures. One of our own legends, jazz guitarist Louis Stewart left us earlier this year. Louis' musical legacy is recognised and lauded in the international jazz world. At home in Ireland, where he chose to base himself even at the peak of his international fame, he became a friend and mentor to many in a burgeoning jazz community. His loss is immense. In March 2014, Louis was the featured artist on The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran. This special programme features many of Louis' wonderful performances and his chat with Carl, recalling his early days and the highlights of his international career.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Snowy Eldora

Composer: O Meachair, Tadhg

Performer(s): Joanna Hyde (Fiddle/Vocals), Tadhg O Meachair (Accordion, Keys, Vocals)

Album: One for The Foxes / Artist Release 2017 / JHTOM001

Duration: 4:10


Title: Fantasie

Composer: Weiss, Silvius Leopold

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)

Album: Baroque Guitar Julian Bream / RCA VIctor Red Seal / 60494-2-RV

Duration: 2:00


Title: Cantate - 8. Choral (Andante Con Moto - Un Poco Piu Animato)

Composer: Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix

Performer(s): Christiane Karg, Christina Landshamer (Sopranos), Michael Schade (Tenor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus

Album: Mendelssohn - Symphony No.2 / Harmonia Mundi / HMC 902151

Duration: 4:25


Title: Spring 2

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio/ Richter, Max

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin

Album: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons / Deutsche Grammophon / 4810044

Duration: 3:18


Title: Spring 3

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio/ Richter, Max

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin

Album: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons / Deutsche Grammophon / 4810044

Duration: 3:09


Title: Horizon Variations

Composer: Richter, Max

Performer(s): Max Richter, Tilda Swinton (Reader)

Album: The Blue Notebooks / Fat Cat Records / CD13-04

Duration: 1:52


Title: Orlando: Genesis Of Poetry

Composer: Richter, Max

Performer(s): Max Richter (Piano, Organ, Synths, Electronics), Studio String Quintet: Louisa Fuller, Natalia Bonner (Violin), John Metcalfe (Viola), Ian Burdge, Chris Worsy (Cello), Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

Album: Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works / Deutsche Grammophon 2017 / 4797158

Duration: 3:54


Title: The Coast Of Galicia

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Laoise Kelly (Harp)

Album: Just Harp / LK001

Duration: 3:53


Title: Sun And Moon And Stars

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Emily Doyle (Soprano), Emma-Jane Murphy (Violoncello), The Choral Scholars Of University Dublin

Album: Invisible Stars Choral Works Of Ireland And Scotland / Signum Records / SIGCD436

Duration: 5:41


Title: Smile

Composer: Chaplin, Charlie

Performer(s): Joey Alexander (Piano), Larry Grendadier (Bass), Ulysses Owens Jr (Drums)

Album: Countdown / Motema Music 2016 / 234279

Duration: 4:50


Title: You Go To My Head

Composer: Coots/Gillespie

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong (Vocal, Trumpet)

Album: Let's Do It - Louis Armstrong: Best Of Verve Years / Verve / 529017-2

Duration: 6:28


Title: Etude

Composer: Reicha, Antoine

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)

Album: Recorded for Blue of the Night session in RTÉ Studio 8, May 2017 / RTE

Duration: 2:14


Title: Study No.43 In C Sharp Minor

Composer: Godowsky, Leopold

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)

Album: Godowsky : 22 Chopin Studies Ivan Ilic / Paraty / 311205

Duration: 3:51


Title: Octave

Composer: Gilchrist,Maeve/Krauss,Viktor

Performer(s): Maeve Gilchrist (Harp/Vocals), Viktor Krauss (Bass, High Strung Guitar,Percussion)

Album: Vignette / Adventure Music America 2017 / AMA1107 2

Duration: 4:22


Title: Birchwood Beaker

Composer: Kate Stables

Performer(s): This Is The Kit, Jesse D Vernon (Drums/Bucket), Kate Stables ( Guitar /Vocals)

Album: Krulle Bol / Microbe Records / MICCD 023

Duration: 3:36


Title: For A Thousand Years

Composer: Metheny, Pat

Performer(s): Gary Burton (Vibes), Chick Corea (Piano), Pat Metheny (Gtr), Roy Haynes (Drums), Dave Holland (Bass)

Album: Like Minds - Burton, Corea, Metheny, Haynes, Holland / Concord Records / CCD-4803-2

Duration: 5:23


Title: What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Composer: Legrand/Bergman

Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano), Session Orchestra

Album: From Left to Right / Verve / 557451-2

Duration: 4:08


Title: Strings In The Earth And Air

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

Performer(s): Vocals By Kurt Elling / Reading By Gavin Friday)

Album: Goldenhair / Node Records

Duration: 3:27


Title: Though Love Live But A Day

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

Performer(s): Vocals By Kate Mcgarry And Piano By Brian Byrne

Album: Goldenhair / Node Records

Duration: 3:51


Title: Suite No.3 In C Major - Prélude

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Theorbo)

Album: Bach Suites Nos. 1,2,3 / Naive / E 8937

Duration: 4:16


Title: Aragonese & Entre'acte Medley

Composer: Bizet Georges

Performer(s): Irish Guitar Quartet

Album: Irish Guitar Quartet Sample / Artist Copy 2017

Duration: 4:30


Title: Misa Criolla - Agnus Dei

Complete Work Name: Misa Criolla

Composer: Ramirez, Ariel

Performer(s): Mercedes Sosa (Vocals), Estudio Coral De Buenos Aires

Album: Misa Criolla: Mercedes Sosa / Decca / 467 095-2

Duration: 3:23


Title: Alfonsina Y El Mar

Composer: Ramirez, Ariel

Performer(s): Ane Brun

Album: Songs 2003-2013 / Balloon Ranger Recordings / DEMPRCD13

Duration: 4:22


Title: String Quartet-Excerpt

Composer: Perkin, Sam

Performer(s): Vanbrugh Quartet

Album: New Music New Ireland Volume 2

Duration: 3:40


Title: String Quartet In C Sharp Minor (1st Movement) Adagio Ma Non Troppo E Molto Espressivo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Alban Berg Quartet

Album: Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Alban Berg Quartet / EMI Classics / 5736062

Duration: 6:50


Title: Cello Again

Composer: Pettiford, Oscar

Performer(s): Erik Friedlander (Cello), Michael Blake (Sax), Trevor Dunn (Bass), Michael Sarin (Drums)

Album: Oscalypso:Tribute to Oscar Pettiford / Skipstone 2015 / SSR22

Duration: 4:06


Title: Will O' The Wisp

Composer: de Falla, Manuel

Performer(s): Miles Davis (Flugelhorn, Trumpet), Orchestra Directed By Gil Evans

Album: Sketches of Spain / Columbia / Legacy / 88697 43949 2

Duration: 3:51


Title: Raining In Space

Composer: Gallagher, Garvan

Performer(s): Metropolis

Album: Metropolis 2017 / Artist Tracks 2017

Duration: 4:29


Title: Gave It All To Me

Composer: Hally

Performer(s): Hally, The Hymns: Kevin Brady (Drums), Dave Redmond (Bass), Ian Smith (Guitar), Will Dsowling(Reeds), Gary O'Reilly (Piano)

Album: Peeling Onions Volume 1 / Artist Release 2017

Duration: 5:38


Title: Far Beyond The Stars

Performer(s): The Henry Girls

Album: Far Beyond The Stars / Artist Release 2017

Duration: 2:15


Title: Dearest

Composer: Delago, Manu

Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Katie Noonan (Vocals)

Album: Silver Kobalt / Tru Thoughts 2015 / TRU306D

Duration: 6:49


Title: Sat Narayan

Composer: Simrit

Performer(s): Simrit Kaur

Album: Songs of Resilience / Simrit Music 2016

Duration: 7:13


Title: Cantique De Jean Racine

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Gerald Finley (Baritone), Tom Pickard (Treble), Douglas Tang & Tom Etheridge (Organ), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, The Choir Of King's College Cambridge

Album: Faure: Requiem/ Cantique de Jean Racine/ Messe Basse / The Choir of King's College, Cambridge / KGS0005

Duration: 5:43



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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