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 Tuesday 20 August 2013

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell 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. 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

In the week of the anniversary of George Enescu's birth, Carl and Eamonn will air some of the chamber music of this Romanian-born violinist, pianist, conductor and composer.

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: Track 06

Performer(s): Taborn, Craig

Duration: 3:45


Title: Violin Concerto In D Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio Di Molto

Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean

Duration: 8:50


Title: Diamanten Pa Marssnon

Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean

Duration: 2:34


Title: Adash

Performer(s): Hahn, Hilary/ Bertelmann, Volker

Duration: 5:45


Title: Aird Ui Chuain

Performer(s): Trad/O'Connor, Mcsherry, Mcilduff

Duration: 4:40


Title: Cantata 208 - Sheep May Safely Graze - Blithe Bells

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:24


Title: Cantata No. 208 - Sheep May Safely Graze

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 4:09


Title: A Hundred Years From Today

Performer(s): Young/Young/Washington

Duration: 5:35


Title: The Real

Performer(s): Eno, Brian/Holland, Rick

Duration: 7:09


Title: Light Flight

Performer(s): Jansch/ Renbourn / Cox / Mcshee/ Thompson

Duration: 3:28


Title: Lullaby

Performer(s): Berkeley, Michael

Duration: 1:29


Title: String Quartet No.1 (2nd Movement) Andante Pensiero

Performer(s): Enescu, George

Duration: 3:45


Title: Planxty Irwin

Performer(s): Carolan, Turlough O

Duration: 3:43


Title: Carraroe/Out On The Ocean

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 5:02


Title: How Oft

Performer(s): Norby E./Shakespear W.

Duration: 3:15


Title: How Sweet The Moonlight

Performer(s): Pook, Jocelyn / Shakespeare, William

Duration: 4:32


Title: Saffron

Performer(s): Pook, Jocelyn

Duration: 4:44


Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 7:29


Title: Lament For Amy

Performer(s): King, Philip

Duration: 4:09


Title: Father

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

Duration: 4:29


Title: Dublin

Performer(s): Lynott, Phil

Duration: 3:45


Title: Mysteries

Performer(s): Gibbons / Webb

Duration: 4:54


Title: Passacaille

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 4:58


Title: Prelude No. 4 In D Major

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 5:04


Title: Track 03

Performer(s): Trad Arr O'Connor/Ní Uallachain

Duration: 3:45


Title: Your Own Spell

Performer(s): Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon

Duration: 4:06


Title: Air Op.10 - Dublinesque

Performer(s): Joel, Billy

Duration: 4:01


Title: Spring (I,Ii,Iii)

Performer(s): Guido, Giovanni Antonio

Duration: 14:16


Title: Zebulon

Performer(s): Wainwright, Rufus

Duration: 5:53



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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