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 19 September 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

He has an impressive film catalogue; worked with many artists; a discography that includes piano music of Satie, Copland and Cage: Michel Legrand is under the Blue Tunes spotlight.

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): Goessling, Andy

Duration: 3:45


Title: Shokhi Kunjo Shajao

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 6:25


Title: La Spagna

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 1:31


Title: Rikje Ragne

Performer(s): Maurseth, Benedicte

Duration: 2:59


Title: Jesus De Nazareth

Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar

Duration: 6:31


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Hamilton, Arthur

Duration: 3:45


Title: Passacaglia For Two Harps

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:13


Title: Etude No 10 In F Minor 'Appassionata"

Performer(s): Liszt, Franz

Duration: 5:10


Title: Ode To A Flugelhorn

Performer(s): Terry, Clark

Duration: 5:53


Title: The Spanish Pavane

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 2:57


Title: Cualquiera De Estas Noches

Performer(s): Blazquez / Esposito

Duration: 4:35


Title: Piano Quartet In E Flat (3rd Movement) Andante Cantabile

Performer(s): Schumann, Robert

Duration: 8:54


Title: Embraceable You

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

Duration: 7:05


Title: And So It Goes

Performer(s): Joel, Billy

Duration: 5:10


Title: Vokres Is Groba

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 3:45


Title: Forest Baby/ Morna/ Blue Gaze

Performer(s): Finnegan, Brian

Duration: 6:28


Title: Veinte Años

Performer(s): Vera, Maria Teresa

Duration: 4:18


Title: Clair De Lune

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:57


Title: Track 09

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving

Duration: 3:45


Title: More

Performer(s): Frahm, Nils

Duration: 9:10


Title: Pavane For A Dead Princess

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 5:13


Title: Fotografia

Performer(s): Jobim / Gilbert

Duration: 4:48


Title: God Specialises

Performer(s): Griffin, Gloria

Duration: 4:44


Title: Chi Ni Bhuaim

Performer(s): Macfayden, John

Duration: 4:42


Title: The Bold Fenian Men

Performer(s): Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth

Duration: 5:31


Title: Suliko

Performer(s): Traditional Georgian

Duration: 2:16


Title: La Valse Des Jouets

Performer(s): Faubert, Michel

Duration: 3:39


Title: Nocturne No. 11 In F Sharp Minor Op. 104 No. 1

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 4:39


Title: Track 03

Performer(s): Micus, Stephan

Duration: 3:45


Title: Los Secretos

Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud

Duration: 2:27


Title: Track 03

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving

Duration: 3:45



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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