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 Thursday 8 August 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

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

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 Birds

Performer(s): Yeats / Tobin

Duration: 1:57


Title: O Do Not Love Too Long

Performer(s): Yeats / Tirill

Duration: 4:56


Title: Concerto In D For Violin (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 4:17


Title: In Trutina From Carmina Burana

Performer(s): Orff, Carl

Duration: 2:44


Title: O Ignis Spiritus

Performer(s): Von Bingen, Hildegard / Mcglynn, Michael

Duration: 6:14


Title: In The Sun

Performer(s): Amiina

Duration: 4:31


Title: Etude Ii

Performer(s): Motian, Paul

Duration: 2:24


Title: All The Things You Are

Performer(s): Kern / Hammerstein

Duration: 3:45


Title: Corpus Christi Carol

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:17


Title: Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes Op. 33a - I Dawn

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 4:04


Title: Ricercare A 6

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 6:58


Title: Pur Ti Miro

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 4:49


Title: The Belll

Performer(s): Mcsherry,John/Duncan,Tyler/Shimmin,Michael

Duration: 3:45


Title: Raglan Road

Performer(s): Trad/Kavanagh

Duration: 4:32


Title: Sport

Performer(s): O Riada, Peadar

Duration: 3:24


Title: The Return I

Performer(s): Abou-Khalil, Rabih

Duration: 6:38


Title: Koj Mi Tropa

Performer(s): Trad Macedonian

Duration: 6:33


Title: Quartet In E Flat Major For Violin, Viola And Cello Op. 16 - Mov

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 7:32


Title: Missa Ecce Ego Johannes: Kyrie

Performer(s): Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Da

Duration: 5:02


Title: Father

Performer(s): Condell, Sonny/ Kehoe, Paddy

Duration: 4:29


Title: Back In Time

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 4:27


Title: The Father's Song

Performer(s): Mccoll, E/ Mcnally, A

Duration: 6:13


Title: Chase The Blues Away

Performer(s): Buckley, Tim

Duration: 5:28


Title: Lamentate - Movement X - Fragile E Conciliate

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 7:11


Title: Elusive Song

Performer(s): Balke, Jon

Duration: 4:10


Title: Moon Dreams

Performer(s): Macgregor / Mercer

Duration: 3:35


Title: Baby Wont You Please Come Home

Performer(s): Warfield, Charles, Williams, Clarence

Duration: 3:45


Title: Maimouna

Performer(s): Sissoko, Ballake

Duration: 3:49


Title: Across The Sea

Performer(s): Sheridan, Karen

Duration: 5:03


Title: In Spite Of Ourselves

Performer(s): Prine, John

Duration: 3:46


Title: Immersia Ii

Performer(s): Buckley, Linda

Duration: 4:59


Title: Piano Sonata In G Major. Op.78. D894 (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 9:45


Title: The Dimming Of The Day

Performer(s): Thompson, Richard

Duration: 3:49



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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