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 6 June 2013

This Week on Blue....

Pianist Ivan Ilic is a regular visitor to Ireland and returns this month for a brief tour. The Serbian-American Paris-based pianist has signed a new multi-album recording contract with Chandos Records, following internationally acclaimed recordings of Godowsky and Feldman. His first project under the label will be a series devoted to the solo piano works of Czech composer Antoine Reicha, a contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven. Ivan joins Carl Wednesday night for a Blue of the Night Session and we'll feature tracks from Ivan's extensive discography all week. (Photo by Irina Popa)

Listen Again...

Raised in the heart of the Kerry Gaeltacht and immersed in traditional music since childhood, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is one of Ireland's leading traditional singers. For thirteen years she was the singer and flute player with Danú before embarking on a solo career that encompasses a wide range of activities including singing, composing, tutoring and most recently broadcasting. While she maintains a strict adherence to the tradition in much of her music, she is also determined to add other colours to her palette with some recent musical adventures. Enjoy this wide range all week on Blue as she is under the Blue spotlight. And on Wednesday Muireann joins us for a Live Session accompanied by the brilliant Gerry O'Beirne. (Photo:Bríd Ní Luasaigh)

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Montserrat Figueras is synonymous with Spanish early music and the laments of Catalan folk-song. She is the Blue Tunes artist all this week.

More Music Played on the Show

Track Name: Horizon Variations
Composer: Richter, Max
Duration: 01:53

Track Name: Avondale
Composer: Condell, Sonny
Duration: 03:25

Track Name: Send in The Clowns
Composer: Sondheim, StephenSoloist: Theo Bleckmann (vocals)
Duration: 03:37

Track Name: The Water
Composer: Feist / Canning
Duration: 04:24

Track Name: Over The Rainbow
Composer: Harburg, E.Y./Arlen, Harold
Duration: 05:09

Track Name: Nocturne
Composer: Bax, Arnold
Duration: 05:37


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: Yesqueros

Performer(s): Granaina, Media

Duration: 3:37


Title: Afterwards

Performer(s): Lord, Jon

Duration: 3:16


Title: Impromptu No.1 In A Flat Op29

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 4:34


Title: String Quartet No. 3: (Vi) Michima Closing

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:10


Title: Al Birwa

Performer(s): Brahem, Anouar

Duration: 5:06


Title: Verso

Performer(s): Vaananen, Timo

Duration: 7:10


Title: Hello It's Me

Performer(s): Reed/Cale

Duration: 3:18


Title: Sonata A 4 In G Minor - La Sampiera

Performer(s): Cazzati, Maurizio

Duration: 3:52


Title: Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 5:26


Title: Zygotos

Performer(s): Balke, Jon

Duration: 4:50


Title: Nu Solen Gar Ned (The Sun Is Setting)

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:16


Title: Calle 7

Performer(s): Cantuaria, Vinicius/Frisell, Bill

Duration: 5:20


Title: On Yonder Hill

Performer(s): Trad Arr Sam Lee

Duration: 6:34


Title: Cello Concerto In B Flat (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Boccherini, Luigi

Duration: 6:50


Title: Reverie

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:09


Title: Once Upon A Summertime

Performer(s): Legrand/Barclay/Marnay/Mercer

Duration: 5:48


Title: Bound For The Beauty Of The South

Performer(s): Svensson/Berglund/Ostrom

Duration: 5:21


Title: Yellow

Performer(s): Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin

Duration: 4:13


Title: Realta Na Maidne (Morning Star)

Performer(s): Trad Arr C O'Leary/Dulra

Duration: 5:48


Title: Veirleh Mir Gnad Zu Dieser Frist

Performer(s): Sholdice, Garrett

Duration: 7:57


Title: Clar Concerto In A (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 8:07


Title: Carraroe/Out On The Ocean

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 5:02


Title: Bobby D

Performer(s): O'Neill, Lisa

Duration: 3:24


Title: A Summer Afternoon

Performer(s): Sauter, Eddie

Duration: 6:18


Title: Brushwork

Performer(s): Coniglio, Enrico

Duration: 4:26


Title: Swans

Performer(s): Holden D / Holden L

Duration: 5:18


Title: Piano Trio In C Minor (3rd Movement) Andante Grazioso

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 4:44


Title: Lavava Y Suspiraba

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 5:49


Title: Line

Performer(s): Portico Quartet

Album: Real World 25

Duration: 7:44



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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