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 Wednesday 18 January 2017

This Week on Blue....

This week Carl will be exploring the many musical guises of violinist Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Caoimhin makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d'amore and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O'Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of The Gloaming and This is How we Fly.  We'll hear some of his recordings and we'll have a special live performance when he joins Carl for music and chat on Wednesday for a Blue Room Session.

(Photo: Lucy Clarke)

Tuesday's Blue - Carl takes night off for a special Boadcast....

We mark Art’s Birthday with a special Nova programme on January 17th. The celebration takes the form of a live exchange of sound and radio art pieces via satellite between various radio stations. Some twenty networks will participate. Bernard Clarke with the help of his guests, the composers Jurgen Simpson and Vicky Langan will present a selection of radio art pieces from participating stations while RTÉ lyric fm will offer its own gift to its neighbours in the form of a specially commissioned work Onironautica by La Cosa Preziosa.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh joins Carl for a Blue Room Session of music and chat.


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: Guitar Quintet No.4 In D G448 (4th Movement) Fandango

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar), Bonnie Silver (Harpsichord)

Album: Music for Guitar and Harpsichord (Recordno: 8937) / Chandos / 8937

Duration: 4:54


Title: C'Est Ainsi Que Tu Es

Composer: Poulenc, Francis

Performer(s): Ailish Tynan (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)

Album: Francis Poulenc: The Complete Songs / Hyperion / A68021

Duration: 2:15


Title: Sonata For Clarinet And Bassoon (2nd Movement) Romance

Composer: Poulenc, Francis

Performer(s): Michel Portal (Clarinet), Amaury Wallez (Bassoon)

Album: Poulnec: Piano Music, Chamber Music - Disk 4 / Brilliant Classics / 7890

Duration: 2:45


Title: Prelude

Composer: Prima, Louis

Performer(s): Oran Etkin (Clarinets/Sax), Sullivan Fortner (Piano), Steve Nelson (Vibraphone), Matt Wilson (Drums)

Album: What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman / Motema 2015 / 234100

Duration: 1:58


Title: Nobody Knows

Performer(s): Olivia Trummer Trio

Album: 12 Points Festival Sampler 2013 PROMO ONLY / Improvised Music Company / Promo CD from IMC

Duration: 5:27


Title: Sonata No.7 In D Major (4th Movement) Rondo: Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): John O' Conor (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Volume 5 - John O Conor / Telarc / CD-80237

Duration: 3:57


Title: Chinar Es ( You Are As A Tall Tree)

Composer: Hamasyan, Tigran

Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano & Electric Piano), Areni Agbabian (Voice), Nate Wood (Drums), Ben Wendel (Sax, Basoon, Melodica), Sam Minaie (Bass)

Album: Tigran Hamasyan: Red Hail / Plus Loin Music / PL107

Duration: 5:41


Title: Mignonne Allons

Composer: Text; Trad/Music; McGlynn

Performer(s): Michael Mcglynn; Aisling Mcglynn (Voices), Lynn Hilary (Descant); John Mcglynn (Guitar), Anuna

Album: Illuminations / Danu 2014 / Danu 031

Duration: 3:22


Title: Repentance, Var.

Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni

Performer(s): Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Irini Karagianni (Mezzo), Tassis Christoyannopoulos (Baritone), Camerata Orchestra, Ert Choir

Album: David: Stage Cantata for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra / ECM 2016 / ECM 2221

Duration: 1:21


Title: Psaltes

Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni

Performer(s): Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Irini Karagianni (Mezzo), Tassis Christoyannopoulos (Baritone), Camerata Orchestra, Ert Choir

Album: David: Stage Cantata for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra / ECM 2016 / ECM 2221

Duration: 2:40


Title: Valiant

Composer: Berglund, Dan

Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Keyboards, Percussion), Henrik Schwarz (Computer, Percussion), Dan Berglund (Dbl Bass)

Album: Trialogue - Wesseltoft Schwarz Berglund / Jazzland Recordings / 060253786601

Duration: 7:39


Title: The Cameronian Set

Composer: Trad Arr Cherish The Ladies

Performer(s): Cherish The Ladies

Album: Green Linnet The Twentieth Anniversary Collection / Green Linnet / GLCD106

Duration: 5:22


Title: Bonaparte's Retreat/Callaghan's (Set Dance,Hornpipe)

Composer: trad arr Power/Kelly

Performer(s): Willie Kelly (Fiddle)

Album: Apples In Winter / DMP04

Duration: 3:53


Title: Ephemera Ii

Composer: O Raghallaigh, Caoimhin

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (Hardanger D'Amore Fiddle)

Album: Recorded live for BOTN 170117 / RTE

Duration: 9:47


Title: I'M Through With Love/Day Dream

Composer: Malneck/Kahn/Livingston: Ellington/Strayhorn/Latouche

Performer(s): Ian Shaw (Vocals), Phil Ware (Piano), Peter Ind (Bass), Gene Calderazzo (Drums) Zhenya Strigalev (Sax)

Album: The Abbey Road Sessions / Splash Point Music 2010 / SPR012CD

Duration: 7:19


Title: D42

Composer: Halferty, Tommy

Performer(s): Izumi Kimura (Piano), Tommy Halferty (Guitar)

Album: Maelstrom: Tommy Halferty: Izumi Kimura / Izumi Kimura 2016

Duration: 5:09


Title: Taladh

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Julie Fowlis (Vocal), Kris Drever (Guitar), Padriag Rynne (Concertina)

Album: Recorded live in Sugar Club 170117 Music Network / RTE

Duration: 4:23


Title: Honey Catcher

Composer: Dooley, Shell

Performer(s): Shell Dooley (Electronics), Kirkos Ensemble

Album: Album Preview / Self Release 2017

Duration: 5:20


Title: Dichterliebe Op.48: Xiii- Ich Hab' Im Traum Geweinet

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Jorg Demus (Piano)

Album: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: An die Musik / Deutsche Grammophon / 000289 477 5556

Duration: 2:30


Title: Paramour

Composer: Halferty, Tommy

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio, Dave Redmond (Bass); Kevin Brady (Drums)

Album: Burkina / Self Release / TH01

Duration: 6:18


Title: Martha My Dear

Composer: Lennon/maccartney

Performer(s): Madeleine Peyroux

Album: Standing On The Rooftop / Emarcy / 0602527734668

Duration: 2:27



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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