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 17 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: Suenero

Performer(s): Fandermole, Jorge

Duration: 4:45


Title: The Mountains Of Pomeroy

Performer(s): Sigerson, Dr.G

Duration: 4:31


Title: Piano Concerto In D Major (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 8:15


Title: String Quartet No.6 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 7:30


Title: Sunset On Prince George's County

Performer(s): Fahey, John

Duration: 4:31


Title: They Can't Take That Away From Me

Performer(s): Gershwin, George / Ira

Duration: 4:28


Title: No Bad News

Composer: Bonnie Prince Billy

Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy, Emmett Kelly (Guitar), Dawn Mccarthy (Vocals), Paul Oldham (Bass), Valgeir Sigurdsson (Mixing), Jim White (Drums

Album: The Letting Go - Bonnie Prince Billy / Domino Records / WIGCD182

Duration: 4:45


Title: Taketomi Sunset

Performer(s): Hirayasu/ Brozman

Duration: 4:16


Title: The Prayer: Sunset

Performer(s): Kamen, Michael

Duration: 6:02


Title: Roses Not Mums

Performer(s): Hanna, Roland

Duration: 7:24


Title: How Blue Can You Get?

Performer(s): Fame, Georgie

Duration: 5:08


Title: Préludes - La Colombe (The Dove)

Performer(s): Messiaen, Olivier

Duration: 2:32


Title: The Silence Beneath

Performer(s): Travis / Fripp

Duration: 8:50


Title: The Things We Throw Away

Performer(s): Connah, Lyndon

Duration: 4:28


Title: Pianto Della Madonna 'Iam Moriar, Mi Fili'

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 10:22


Title: Somewhere In Italy

Performer(s): Atzmon, Gilad

Duration: 6:54


Title: Song In D

Performer(s): Síle Ní Dhubhghaill

Duration: 3:08


Title: Old Light

Performer(s): Cutting Andy

Duration: 2:07


Title: Cover Me

Performer(s): Bjork

Duration: 2:21


Title: Pastirska Elegija

Performer(s): Trad Serbian

Duration: 4:08


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Jansen, Arne

Duration: 3:45


Title: Moonpie

Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer

Duration: 4:48


Title: Lamentate - Movement V (Pregando)

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 6:14


Title: Pieces In D Minor - I: Prelude

Performer(s): Conradi, Johann Gottfried

Duration: 3:05


Title: Sonata In G Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von

Duration: 2:55


Title: Birch Song

Performer(s): Qvenild, Morten

Duration: 8:21


Title: Lord Bateman

Performer(s): Trad Arr Wood

Duration: 8:15


Title: Magnificat Secundi Toni

Performer(s): Binchois, Gilles

Duration: 8:01



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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