The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    Aug 3: This week, Eamonn sits in for Carl (who returns from his holidays next Monday). On tonight's programme, we'll listen to Cavan artist Eileen Tackney, from her latest CD; a Goldberg Variation (transcribed for strings by Dmitri Sitkovetsky); recent fare from American sax-player Harry Allen (pictured); a Scott Joplin serenade; acoustic Jethro Tull; low-key Louis Armstrong (see BLUE TUNES, below); guitarist Dominic Miller, throwing a few shapes with Satie; a new release by arranger Michael Gibbs that was recorded over a 3-year period (whenever the NDR Big Band had some spare time on its hands); the slow movement of Grieg's A Minor piano concerto (also new: pianist Javier Perianes); and a Danny Elfman melody interpreted by violinist Zach Brock. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 15 August 2013

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