The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 3 June 2013

The Blue of the Shortest Night Live, Wednesday June 21st at 10pm

Join Carl Corcoran 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 presents an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up includes 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 brings 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 stars 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 guarantees that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

June 1 - 7: Catalan soprano Montserrat Figueras, who recently died of cancer aged 69, was a specialist in baroque and earlier music. Her distinctive vocal style defined the ensembles she co-founded with husband, Jordi Savall. Fronting ensembles such as Hespèrion XX (which became Hespèrion XXI) and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Montserrat's voice became synonymous with Spanish early music and with the laments and legends of Catalan folk-song. Carl and Eamonn have chosen Figueras as this week’s Blue Tunes Recommends and each night feature tracks from her extensive catalogue - on the Blue nightly at 10.

Thought Fox Session

Thought Fox are a group of improvisers from the Irish and UK jazz scene and are the winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award for 2010-2013. We featured them a while back on Blue, and you can watch videos of our recordings of My Guess, The Prime of Life and Neelin here:





Louis Remembered

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: Prelude And Fugue In C

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:06


Title: Walking With Bach

Performer(s): Sule, László

Duration: 9:02


Title: Zamba De Ambato

Performer(s): Cazenave

Duration: 6:14


Title: From The Invisible To The Visible

Performer(s): Worden, Shara

Duration: 4:16


Title: Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme

Performer(s): Andrea Morricone

Duration: 3:51


Title: Nina Y Vina

Performer(s): El Cancionero De La Colombina

Duration: 1:38


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra (1st Movement): Lagrima - Andante

Performer(s): Tarrega

Duration: 2:23


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez

Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin

Duration: 22:28


Title: Adagio Cantabile In G

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 6:53


Title: Shifting Structures

Performer(s): Garry,Burke,Carpio,Hynes,Leseure

Duration: 7:10


Title: False Persona

Performer(s): Parkinson, Niamh

Duration: 4:10


Title: Estate

Performer(s): Martino, Bruno

Duration: 10:54


Title: La Colina De La Vida

Performer(s): Gieco, Leon

Duration: 6:15


Title: The Protecting Veil (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Tavener, John

Duration: 15:20


Title: Ballade No.3 In A Flat Op.47

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 7:45


Title: A Case Of You

Performer(s): Mitchell

Duration: 4:38


Title: Passacaille

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 4:58


Title: As I Go I Sing

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:31


Title: Daybreak

Performer(s): Lionaird, Iarla

Duration: 5:20


Title: Lyric Epiphony

Performer(s): Mcgrath,Mark Anthony

Duration: 10:37


Title: Aurilla Mia

Performer(s): Kapsberger, Johann

Duration: 3:32


Title: Arise, Arise! You Slumbering Sleepers

Performer(s): Weir, Judith

Duration: 2:48


Title: I'M On Fire

Performer(s): James / Worden

Duration: 3:45


Title: The World Is Water

Performer(s): Detor, Krista

Duration: 5:35


Title: Cycle Song

Performer(s): David Darling

Duration: 7:24


Title: Nana: Duermete, Nino, Duerme

Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De

Duration: 4:44



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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