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 Thursday 29 August 2013

The Blue of the Shortest Night Live, Wednesday June 21st at 10pm

Join Carl Corcoran 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 presents an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up includes 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 brings 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 stars 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 guarantees 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: Les Barricades Mysterieuses

Performer(s): Couperin, Francois Arr Michael Chapdelaine

Duration: 3:45


Title: He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

Performer(s): Malir, Andreja

Duration: 3:27


Title: The Kinnycally Jig

Performer(s): Peoples, Tommy

Duration: 4:02


Title: Cello Concerto In E Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Elgar, Edward

Duration: 5:36


Title: Pno Sonata In D (Ii) Adagio

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 5:30


Title: La Niebla

Performer(s): Trueba/ Buika

Duration: 4:15


Title: Oscarine

Performer(s): Segal, Vincent

Duration: 5:56


Title: Tsmindao Chmerto (Holy God)

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:10


Title: Before The Icons (2nd Movement) Prayer

Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Duration: 3:19


Title: Four Dances (1st Movement) Dance 1

Performer(s): Cage, John

Duration: 4:39


Title: Perazuan

Performer(s): Spalding, Esperanza / Ortiz, Aruan

Duration: 3:53


Title: Ricercare A 6

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 6:58


Title: How Sweet The Moonlight

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

Duration: 4:32


Title: Si Dolce E 'L Tormento

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 3:45


Title: Long After The Music Is Gone

Performer(s): Mac Erlaine, Sean

Duration: 4:10


Title: How Long Has This Been Going On?

Performer(s): Gershwin G / Gershwin I

Duration: 5:13


Title: Photo Album

Performer(s): Figarova, Amina

Duration: 8:48


Title: Sweet Pomegranates

Performer(s): Levy, Howard

Duration: 6:10


Title: String Quartet In D (3rd Movement) Nocturne

Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander

Duration: 8:17


Title: Sonata No 7 In D Major Op 10, No 3 - Movement Ii - Largo E Mesto

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 8:45


Title: Happed In Mist

Performer(s): Marra, Michael

Duration: 4:33


Title: Past Place

Performer(s): Redmond, David

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Voice Of Silence (Prologue)

Performer(s): Mikkelborg, Palle

Duration: 10:23


Title: James Larkin

Performer(s): Moore, Christy

Duration: 3:05


Title: Slow Twitchy Organs

Performer(s): Muhly, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: Nocturne No 1 Op 33/1 In E Flat Minor - Lento

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 7:28


Title: Slan + Breathnach

Performer(s): Breatnach, Cormac

Duration: 6:41


Title: La Chambre

Performer(s): Brahem, Anour

Duration: 5:16



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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