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 8 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

Contemporary Slovak composer Vladimír Godár is in the spotlight. Join Carl and Eamonn on the Blue as they play extracts from his Cantata "Mater", film scores and transcriptions.

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: La Mer - Jeux De Vagues (Games Of The Waves)

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 7:13


Title: Cantus Articus: Swans Migrating (Iii)

Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Duration: 7:14


Title: Banks Of The Nile

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 8:23


Title: All Blues

Performer(s): Davis

Duration: 11:50


Title: String Quartet In F Major (3rd Movement) Tres Lent

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 8:54


Title: Prelude And Fugue In E Minor

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 7:38


Title: Conception

Performer(s): Shearing, George

Duration: 7:25


Title: Not John

Performer(s): Wainwright, Loudon

Duration: 4:38


Title: It's Raining Today

Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott

Duration: 4:16


Title: Etude No.9

Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Duration: 5:33


Title: Stop This World

Performer(s): Allison, Mose

Duration: 3:41


Title: The Love Of Beirut

Performer(s): Brahem, Anouar

Duration: 7:59


Title: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18 - Movement Ii - Adagio So

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 11:13


Title: January Man

Performer(s): Goulder, David

Duration: 4:41


Title: Hollow Point

Performer(s): Wood, Chris

Duration: 7:43


Title: Uspavanky (Lullabies)

Performer(s): Godar, Vladimir

Duration: 8:31


Title: Glas

Performer(s): Schmitt, Florent

Duration: 6:39


Title: Nana: Duermete, Nino, Duerme

Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De

Duration: 4:44


Title: Rainbow Two

Performer(s): Ardley, Neil

Duration: 7:49


Title: Gnossienne No 1

Performer(s): Satie, Erik

Duration: 3:25


Title: The Garden (Vii)

Performer(s): Godar, Vladimir

Duration: 3:45


Title: Don't Smoke In Bed

Performer(s): Robison, Carson

Duration: 5:47



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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