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 24 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

Once strings collaborators for Sigur Ros, Amiina, a sextet from Iceland are under the Blue Tunes spotlight including their latest release The Lighthouse Project

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: Crucifixus

Performer(s): Lotti, Antonio

Duration: 3:39


Title: Epilogue From Wonderlawn

Performer(s): Bryars, Gavin

Duration: 7:32


Title: Where Are You Tonight?

Performer(s): Stewart

Duration: 4:46


Title: Sonata K391

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 3:17


Title: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Largo

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 6:33


Title: Chi Passa Per'sta Strada

Performer(s): Azzaiolo, Filippo

Duration: 4:56


Title: Lamentu

Performer(s): Testoni

Duration: 5:21


Title: April In Roundstone

Performer(s): Whelan, Bill

Duration: 3:58


Title: On Yonder Hill

Performer(s): Trad Arr Sam Lee

Duration: 6:34


Title: How Much Do You Love Me?

Performer(s): Blunnie, Ailie

Duration: 3:45


Title: Silent Worship

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 3:03


Title: Sonata In A Major (1st Movement) Allegro Moderato

Performer(s): Boccherini, Luigi

Duration: 6:08


Title: Summer 2

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio/ Richter, Max

Duration: 4:14


Title: Don't Want To Know

Performer(s): Martyn, John

Duration: 3:19


Title: A Letter To A Friend

Performer(s): Buckley, Hugh

Duration: 4:30


Title: Moon At The Window

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell

Duration: 5:33


Title: Familiar

Performer(s): Frahm, Nils

Duration: 5:53


Title: Over And Again

Performer(s): Amiina

Album: Puzzle

Duration: 3:54


Title: String Quartet No.1 In Eb Major (3rd Movement)

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 4:35


Title: About Mother Op. 28 - Reminiscences

Performer(s): Suk, Josef

Duration: 5:29


Title: Three Part Invention (Sinfonia) No.10 Bwv 796

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 1:15


Title: Branquinho

Performer(s): Gismonti, Egberto

Duration: 7:52


Title: What Will It Be For Me

Performer(s): Dargel, Corey

Duration: 4:18


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

Performer(s): Bach Arr Schlepper-Connolly

Duration: 3:45


Title: Harp Concerto In 3 Tempi (Rondeau)

Complete Work Name: Complete Work Name

Composer: Composer

Performer(s): Soloist, Additional Performer, Orchestra, Choir, Enaemble, Vocalist

Duration: 7:18


Title: Basse Breton Rhapsody

Performer(s): Stevenson

Duration: 6:07


Title: Novi Sideris Lumen Respenduit

Performer(s): Von Bingen, Hildegard

Duration: 3:59


Title: Saudade

Performer(s): Valent / Surman / Stubbs

Duration: 6:33


Title: Hard Times

Performer(s): Charles, Ray

Duration: 3:48


Title: Words

Performer(s): Brun, Ane

Duration: 4:39


Title: Lippy Kids

Performer(s): Elbow/Garvey, Guy

Duration: 6:21


Title: Anna Livia Plurabelle

Performer(s): Scanner

Duration: 5:11


Title: Rodeo - Corral Nocturne

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 4:14



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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