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 Wednesday 10 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.

Also played on Wednesday 10th July

Track name: Ghosts
Composer: Sylvian, David
Performed by: David Sylvian (vocals), Steve Jansen (percussion, keyboards), Richard Barbieri (keyboards, tapes), Mick Karn (bass guitar)
Album Title: Tin Drum
Record Label: EMI
Catalogue No: 0946 3 63061 2 4

Track Name: Mood for a Day
Composer: Howe, Steve
Performed by: Steve Howe (guitar)
Album Title: Fragile
Record Label: Elektra Rhino
Catalogue No: 8122-73789-2

Track Name: Sea Fog
Composer: Keane
Performed by: Tom Chaplin (vocals), Tim Rice-Oxley (piano)
Album Title: Strangeland
Record Label: Island
Catalogue No: 2794838

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: The White Swan

Performer(s): Stevenson, Savourna

Duration: 6:38


Title: Sane

Performer(s): Neset, Marius

Duration: 4:02


Title: Suite No.3 In F Major (5th Movement) Bourrees I & Ii

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 3:57


Title: 500 Miles (Away From Home)

Performer(s): Trad / West / Bare

Duration: 4:04


Title: Spencer The Rover

Performer(s): Folk

Duration: 4:34


Title: Sposa Non Mi Conosci

Performer(s): Giacomelli, Geminiano

Duration: 10:16


Title: Stormy Weather

Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Koehler, Ted

Duration: 4:32


Title: Sonata In A Major K. 429/L. 132/P. 234

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 4:00


Title: Trio In G Major - Andante

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 5:31


Title: Chi Passa Per'sta Strada

Performer(s): Azzaiolo, Filippo

Duration: 4:56


Title: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Performer(s): Kahn, Gus/Donaldson, Walter

Duration: 3:53


Title: Fac Ut Portem Christi Mortem

Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Duration: 3:48


Title: Around And About (1) The Garden

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 3:24


Title: Piano Concerto No. 5 In E Flat Major Op. 73 ?Emperor? - Movement

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 8:36


Title: The Man With The Child In His Eyes

Performer(s): Bush, Kate

Duration: 4:50


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

Performer(s): Boccherini, Luigi

Duration: 6:50


Title: Strange Fruit

Performer(s): Allan, L

Duration: 4:18


Title: Adagio

Performer(s): Marcello, Alessandro

Duration: 4:32


Title: Cottage For Sale

Performer(s): Robsion / Conley

Duration: 4:04


Title: Less Than Perfect

Performer(s): Raisbeck, Adam M

Duration: 3:43


Title: Maya (Illuslide)

Performer(s): Bhattacharya, Debashish

Duration: 7:19


Title: Pno Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 7:02


Title: I Know It's Over

Performer(s): Morrissey/ Marr

Duration: 6:43


Title: Forest Quietude

Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin

Duration: 5:00


Title: Okonkole Y Trompa

Performer(s): Pastorius/Alias

Duration: 4:40


Title: Can't We Be Friends?

Performer(s): Swift / James

Duration: 4:03


Title: Into My Arms

Performer(s): Cave, Nick

Duration: 4:30


Title: Untold Stories

Performer(s): Darling, David

Duration: 5:04



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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