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 21 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: Flute Concerto No.5 In F Maj (1st Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 3:57


Title: Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 5:26


Title: The Dove

Performer(s): Arriale, Lynne

Duration: 4:56


Title: The Coast Of Galicia

Performer(s): Whelan, Bill

Duration: 4:08


Title: Sisters Of Mercy

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 3:49


Title: Hayo Hata

Performer(s): Cohen, Avishai

Duration: 6:34


Title: Double Bass Duo

Performer(s): Moondog/Arr Mcgregor

Duration: 2:52


Title: There Is Nothing Like Walking Home In The Snow

Duration: 3:19


Title: Si Do Mhamo I / She Is Your Grandmother

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:36


Title: Pour Le Piano: (Ii) Sarabande

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:40


Title: Mouvements Perpetuels - Movement Ii - Tres Modere

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 1:32


Title: String Quartet No.3 (3rd Movement) Grandmother And Kimitake

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:34


Title: Chang Music Iv Movt 2

Performer(s): Yanovsky, Dmitri Yanov

Duration: 8:10


Title: O Grande Amor

Performer(s): Jobim / De Moraes

Duration: 4:45


Title: Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down

Performer(s): Trad Arr. Plant/ Miller

Duration: 4:27


Title: Vokuró

Performer(s): Sigurdardottir/Vidar

Duration: 3:29


Title: Virgo Prudentissima / Magnificat

Performer(s): Gregorian Antiphon

Duration: 5:14


Title: Soundscapes Over Landscapes

Performer(s): Redneck Manifesto

Duration: 3:40


Title: Espressivo Dolce (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Buckley, John

Duration: 5:18


Title: Pop

Performer(s): Buckley, Hugh

Duration: 5:48


Title: Faithful Departed

Performer(s): Chevron, Philip

Duration: 3:45


Title: De Puro Guapo

Performer(s): Pedro Laurenz

Duration: 3:38


Title: Kfar

Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure/ Idan Raichel

Duration: 4:41


Title: Track 04

Performer(s): Trad Arr Kopatchinskaja

Duration: 3:45


Title: Missa Ad Coenam Agni - Ii: Gloria

Performer(s): Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Da

Duration: 6:07


Title: Who By Fire

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 4:11


Title: Rêverie

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:07


Title: Bertie

Performer(s): Bush

Duration: 4:33


Title: First Sleep

Performer(s): Martinez, Cliff

Duration: 3:08


Title: Des Caramels Pour Eva

Performer(s): Berthiaume, Antoine

Duration: 3:12


Title: Guess I'Ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry

Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy/Styne, Jule

Duration: 4:17


Title: The Girl From Murania

Performer(s): Coniglio, Enrico

Duration: 5:23


Title: Psalm 121

Performer(s): Psalm Book 1640

Duration: 3:45


Title: Boston

Performer(s): Flannery, Mick

Duration: 3:34


Title: My Margaret

Performer(s): Diver, Gerry

Duration: 5:30



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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