The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 16 July 2013

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell(left) 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(right). 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

On the anniversary of Billie Holiday's death, Carl and Eamonn remember some of Lady Day's finest recordings: Billie with Lester Young, Teddy Wilson; and with string sections.

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: Sarabande From Partita No. 2 In D Minor (Bwv 1004)

Performer(s): Bach Arr Schlepper-Connolly

Duration: 3:45


Title: Wir Setzen Uns Mit Tranen Nieder

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 5:20


Title: Suite From The Fairy Queen - Prelude Rondeau

Performer(s): Purcell, Henry

Duration: 4:43


Title: Achavari Waltz

Performer(s): Tickell

Duration: 2:58


Title: Moonlight In Vermont

Performer(s): Suessdorf/Blackburn

Duration: 4:38


Title: On The Beach

Performer(s): Mcgrath

Duration: 5:47


Title: Afterwards

Performer(s): Lord, Jon

Duration: 3:16


Title: Cul Na Ngabhar/Ril An Raithin

Performer(s): Trad Arr Toner Quinn/Malachy Bourke

Duration: 3:45


Title: Reels; Martin Wynne's No 2/ Humour Of Lissadell/ The Duke Of Lei

Performer(s): Trad Mulcahy

Duration: 4:15


Title: Adagio From Sonata In F For Piano

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 5:23


Title: Double Bass Duo

Performer(s): Moondog/Arr Mcgregor

Duration: 2:52


Title: Night Ride

Performer(s): Reed

Duration: 5:14


Title: Track 12

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 3:45


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Performer(s): Byrd, William

Duration: 6:00


Title: My Guess

Performer(s): Kinsella, Lauren

Duration: 6:37


Title: Symphony No.3 "Sorrowful Songs" (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Gorecki, Henryk

Duration: 9:40


Title: The Beggar

Performer(s): Sumera, Lepo

Duration: 6:39


Title: Suite No.3 In C Major - Prélude

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 4:31


Title: Another Time, Another Place

Performer(s): Sanborn, David

Duration: 6:58


Title: Dear Prudence

Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney

Duration: 4:50


Title: Here

Performer(s): Kouyate, Lansine

Duration: 3:04


Title: Clarinet Quintet In B Flat (2nd Movement) Fantasia. Adagio

Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von

Duration: 6:23


Title: Five Eastertide Offertories - Iii: Deus, Deus Meus

Performer(s): Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Da

Duration: 3:15


Title: Elevation Of Love

Performer(s): Svensson

Duration: 6:58


Title: The Times They Are A-Changing

Performer(s): Dylan, Bob

Duration: 4:26


Title: I Was Young When I Left Home

Performer(s): Dylan, Bob

Duration: 5:10


Title: Trio

Performer(s): Cross / Fripp / Wetton / Bruford

Duration: 5:54


Title: Piano Sonata No.31 (3rd Movement) - Adagio Ma Non Troppo

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 3:35


Title: Cycle Two: Trio

Performer(s): David Darling

Duration: 5:45


Title: I'M Not Afraid Of The Dark

Performer(s): Jain, Essie

Duration: 3:34


Title: You Left Me In The Dark

Performer(s): Costello

Duration: 3:41



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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