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 Thursday 4 July 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

All this week Carl and Eamonn are featuring recordings by the Grammy-winning American singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III (including "The Grammy Song"!).

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: Ballad In Db

Performer(s): Beach, Amy

Duration: 7:50


Title: I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky - Alone...Ag

Performer(s): Adams, John

Duration: 4:37


Title: Stars And Stripes Forever

Performer(s): Sousa, John Philip

Duration: 3:45


Title: Concertoin G For 2 Mandolins (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 4:14


Title: Sinner Man

Performer(s): Trad Arr Frederiksen

Duration: 4:23


Title: Photo Album

Performer(s): Figarova, Amina

Duration: 8:48


Title: Solitude

Performer(s): Ellington / De Lange

Duration: 2:24


Title: The Green Mountains

Performer(s): Swallow, Steve

Duration: 3:56


Title: Stormy Monday (Live)

Performer(s): Walker, T-Bone

Duration: 6:04


Title: Shepherd

Performer(s): Mitchell, Anais

Duration: 5:48


Title: I'M So Lonesome I Could Cry

Performer(s): Williams, Hank

Duration: 3:45


Title: Blue In Green

Performer(s): Davis

Duration: 5:52


Title: Somewhere (From West Side Story)

Performer(s): Bernstein / Sondheim

Duration: 4:08


Title: She's Leaving The Bank

Performer(s): Rooder, Ry & Dickinson, Jim

Duration: 6:17


Title: Goodnight Irene

Performer(s): Hurt, John 'Mississipi'

Duration: 2:41


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Performer(s): Lauridsen, Morten

Duration: 6:55


Title: Oh Shenandoah

Performer(s): Traditional

Album: Time Portal

Duration: 4:04


Title: Avril 14th

Performer(s): James, Richard D (Aka Aphex Twin)

Duration: 2:18


Title: A Hudson Cycle

Performer(s): Muhly, Nico

Duration: 3:35


Title: Clarinet Concerto (1st Movement) Slowly And Expressively

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 6:16


Title: Track 02

Performer(s): Young/Washington

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Grammy Song

Performer(s): Wainwright, Loudon

Duration: 2:55


Title: Now, O Now, I Needs Must Part

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 2:53


Title: New York Counterpoint

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 11:25


Title: Still Crazy After All These Years

Performer(s): Simon, Paul

Duration: 4:47


Title: Waltz For A Lonely Farmhouse

Performer(s): Heitzeg, Steve

Duration: 3:13



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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