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 17 June 2013

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell 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. 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

Bachianas Brasileiras is Heitor Vill-Lobos' most famous work. There's more to this Brazilian and this week on the Blue, we'll spotlight the lesser known too.

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 A Minor

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 2:25


Title: No. 4 In D Minor

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:32


Title: Part 1 Openings & Closings

Performer(s): Sule, László

Duration: 5:12


Title: I Had A King

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 3:52


Title: Maggie And Milly And Molly And May

Performer(s): Merchant, Natalie/E.E. Cummings

Duration: 4:23


Title: Canzonetta Spirituale

Performer(s): Merula, Tarquinio

Duration: 8:57


Title: Circling

Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord

Duration: 4:57


Title: Etude 3

Performer(s): Muhly, Nico

Duration: 5:18


Title: Love Comes To Me

Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy

Duration: 4:46


Title: Menuet In C Minor, Op.24 No.1

Performer(s): Sor, Fernando

Duration: 3:13


Title: 6 Moments Musicaux D 780 (Op. 94) - No. 6: Allegretto

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 7:58


Title: Touma Ni Kelen / Needed Time

Performer(s): Not Stated

Duration: 4:55


Title: The Girl From Murania

Performer(s): Coniglio, Enrico

Duration: 5:23


Title: As I Roved Out

Performer(s): Trad Arr Planxty

Duration: 5:36


Title: My Heart's Tonight In Ireland

Performer(s): Irvine, Andy

Duration: 4:04


Title: Speak Low

Performer(s): Nash / Weill

Duration: 5:45


Title: Longing

Performer(s): Hamasyan, Tigran

Duration: 5:22


Title: Violin Concerto No.4 In D - Movement Ii - Andante Cantabile

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 8:08


Title: Ad Coenam Agni Providi

Performer(s): Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Da

Duration: 7:41


Title: Air Travel

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 4:33


Title: Introduction

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 2:56


Title: Comme Ci, Comme Ca

Performer(s): Coquatrix, Dudan & Goell

Duration: 6:21


Title: Skylark (Alternate Version)

Performer(s): Carmichael / Mercer

Duration: 4:19


Title: Undulating (Etude Op. 31)

Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Duration: 4:15


Title: Concerto For Harmonica And Orchestra - Movement Ii - Andante

Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Duration: 6:46


Title: I Can't Get Started

Performer(s): Duke, Vernon/Gershwin, Ira

Duration: 3:56


Title: River

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 7:51


Title: Prelude: Song Of The Gulls

Performer(s): Fripp, Robert

Duration: 4:31


Title: Starless

Performer(s): Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James

Duration: 6:15


Title: Paddy Fahey's Jigs No 9,13 & 14

Performer(s): Fahey, Paddy

Duration: 4:43


Title: Requiem For John Hurt

Performer(s): Fahey, John

Duration: 4:59


Title: Vespers - Nyne Otpushchayeshi

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 4:00


Title: String Quartet Op 131 In C Sharp Minor (1st Movement) Adagio Ma

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 7:05


Title: Norma - Casta Diva

Performer(s): Bellini, Vincenzo

Duration: 7:04



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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