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 Monday 26 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

Tony McManus, the leading guitarist in Celtic music, will not be typecast. His latest release Mysterious Boundaries includes Bach, Couperin, Satie et al.

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: Merlin

Performer(s): Gullin, Lars

Duration: 6:46


Title: The Man I Love

Performer(s): Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira

Duration: 5:02


Title: Prelude From Suite No. 1 In G Minor, Bwv 1007

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:34


Title: St John Passion. No.39 Chorus : Ruht Wohl, Ihr Heiligen Gebenne

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 7:03


Title: Clarinet Trio In B Flat Major Op. 11 - Movement Iii - Tema: Alle

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 7:31


Title: Track 06

Performer(s): Le, Nguyen/Youssef, Dhafer

Duration: 3:45


Title: You Compare Her To A Rose

Performer(s): Blunnie, Ailie

Duration: 3:45


Title: They're Not Waving

Performer(s): Long

Duration: 4:53


Title: Give Up The Ghost

Composer: Radiohead

Performer(s): Radiohead

Album: The King of Limbs / Xl / TICK 001CD

Duration: 4:50


Title: Brad Mehldau / Exit Music (For A Film)

Performer(s): Radiohead

Duration: 5:03


Title: Something Good

Performer(s): Rodgers, Richard

Duration: 3:45


Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 10:41


Title: The Maid Behind (Mcglinchey's) Bar/Frankie Gavin's

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:37


Title: Track 12

Performer(s): Arr. Craig Leon/ Méav

Duration: 3:45


Title: Ceol An Phiobaire

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 6:07


Title: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

Performer(s): Webb, Jimmy

Duration: 4:20


Title: He's Gone Away

Performer(s): Haydn / Metheny

Duration: 4:47


Title: Around And About (1st Movement) The Garden

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 3:24


Title: Around And About (2nd Movement) The Lake

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 2:52


Title: Around And About (3) The Woods

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 4:22


Title: Verdict

Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: Nordic Maiden

Performer(s): Doherty, Jim

Duration: 7:16


Title: Something

Performer(s): Harrison, George

Duration: 3:13


Title: Within You Without You

Performer(s): Harrison, George

Duration: 5:20


Title: Chang Music Iv (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Yanovsky, Dmitri Yanov

Duration: 6:38


Title: Prelude: First Snow

Performer(s): Michael Gettel

Album: Best of Narada New Age

Duration: 3:19


Title: Snow

Composer: turner

Performer(s): Turner, Pierce

Duration: 4:44


Title: Lascia Ch'io Pianga

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 5:52


Title: (Spitalfields Echoes)

Performer(s): Johns, Stephen

Duration: 2:03



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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