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.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell(left) is under the spotlight - he has been at the forefront of Irish folk and folk-rock since his days with Leo O'Kelly collaborating as Tir na nOg. Sonny is also a founding member of Scullion. His latest album is a collection settings of poetry by Paddy Kehoe(right). Seize the Day is the album and Sonny and Paddy join us on Wednesday for tunes and chat. And on Monday London based Ranagri join Carl for a couple of tunes and a little chat. Busy week on Blue - join Carl at 10pm




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

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.

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

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: 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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