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 11 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: Bedside Manners Are Extra

Performer(s): Lawson, Dave/Greenslade, Dave

Duration: 6:39


Title: No. 13 In A Minor

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:12


Title: Neelin

Performer(s): Kinsella, Lauren

Duration: 3:20


Title: Ten Pieces Op. 12 - No. 7 Prelude

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Album: Debussy: Clair De Lune Musique Romantique Pour Harpe - Naoko Yoshino / Philips / 446 064-2

Duration: 2:40


Title: Szeroka Woda

Performer(s): Gorecki, Henryk

Duration: 4:16


Title: No 2 In C Minor

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 10:21


Title: I Like Your Eyes

Performer(s): Cooder, Ry

Duration: 2:39


Title: Sonata K208

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 5:45


Title: The Fable Of Mr Low

Performer(s): Zanisi, Enrico

Duration: 6:58


Title: Winter Wish

Performer(s): Mazur / Garbarek

Duration: 4:27


Title: Madrigal

Performer(s): Anderson, Jon/Wakeman, Rick

Duration: 2:42


Title: Sonata In E Flat Major, K.380 (2) Andante Con Moto

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 8:06


Title: The Salley Gardens

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:09


Title: Mama, You Been On My Mind

Performer(s): Dylan, Bob

Duration: 3:41


Title: Violin Concerto In C Major (2nd Movement) - Adagio

Performer(s): Lolli, Antonio

Duration: 5:46


Title: Travelling West (Air/ Reels)

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 4:24


Title: Sé Lest

Performer(s): Sigur Ros

Duration: 8:27


Title: Ecce Puer

Performer(s): Godar, Vladimir

Duration: 6:34


Title: Hypnotized

Performer(s): Difranco

Duration: 4:26


Title: Bron-Yr-Aur

Performer(s): Page, Jimmy

Duration: 2:21


Title: Distant Green Valley

Performer(s): J Zhao/L Zhao

Duration: 7:20


Title: Blue

Performer(s): Mitchell

Duration: 3:20


Title: Bird Alone

Performer(s): Lincoln, A.

Duration: 8:49


Title: String Quartet Op 130 In B Flat Major - Movement Iii - Andante C

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 7:09


Title: Burma Shave

Performer(s): Waits, Tom

Duration: 6:48


Title: Sonata Prima

Performer(s): Fontana, Giovanni Batista

Duration: 4:13


Title: Etudes-Tableaux - Lento Assai In A Minor, No.2

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 7:16


Title: With Wand'ring Steps (Recorder Version)

Performer(s): Pook, Jocelyn / Milton, John

Duration: 2:55


Title: Puncture Repair

Performer(s): Elbow

Album: Leaders of the Free World / V2 Music / VVR1032552

Duration: 1:48



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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