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 25 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 is called the Godfather of Irish Electronica; recently he was made Adjunct Prof of Music at Trinity - Roger Doyle's discography is under the Blue Tunes spotlight this week.

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: Voices Of My Home

Performer(s): Alperin, Mischa

Duration: 6:55


Title: Devojko Mari Hubava (Lovely Young Girl)

Performer(s): Kurktshiyski, Krassimir

Duration: 4:28


Title: String Quartet No. 5 (V)

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:45


Title: Among The Wicklow Hills

Performer(s): Turner, Pierce

Duration: 2:49


Title: The Wicklow Way/ Sue's Hornpipe/ The Last Train

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 6:31


Title: Double Violin Concerto (2nd Movement) Largo Ma Non Tanto

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 7:56


Title: Beati Quorum Via

Performer(s): Stanford, Charles Villiers

Duration: 3:50


Title: Clair De Lune

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 3:18


Title: Almost Blue

Performer(s): Costello

Duration: 4:19


Title: Flirt

Performer(s): Thielemans, Toots

Duration: 3:03


Title: Voices Of Parents Rip

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 5:29


Title: The Birdcage

Performer(s): Hession, Ronán

Duration: 5:06


Title: Come Sleep

Performer(s): Boydell, Brian

Duration: 2:56


Title: Histoire De Molly

Performer(s): Segal, Vincent

Duration: 5:45


Title: Re: Stacks

Performer(s): Bon Iver

Duration: 6:56


Title: Violin Sonata In D Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 5:06


Title: Come Again : Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 2:56


Title: Arthur Mcbride

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 7:20


Title: The Wild Swans At Coole

Performer(s): Yeats / Tobin

Duration: 7:02


Title: Houdouth

Performer(s): Anouar Brahem

Duration: 5:51


Title: Truskmore

Performer(s): Mac Erlaine, Sean

Duration: 4:30


Title: Missing You

Composer: Seckou Keita

Performer(s): Seckou Keita

Album: The Silimbo Passage - Seckou Keita / World Artventures / WA2008

Duration: 4:45


Title: Alex Mcconnell's (Waltz)

Performer(s): Trad Arr Fidil

Duration: 3:36


Title: Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 6:18


Title: Corpus Christi Carol

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:17


Title: Temwani

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 2:08


Title: Thinking Of Misty

Performer(s): Rantala, Iiro

Duration: 6:46


Title: Chartered Flight

Performer(s): Jeffes, Simon

Duration: 6:56


Title: Track 10

Performer(s): Stables, Kate

Duration: 3:45


Title: Liebesträume No.3 In A Flat

Performer(s): Liszt, Franz

Duration: 4:58


Title: Crazy, Crazy Nights

Performer(s): Stanley/Mitchell

Duration: 3:38


Title: Lullabye

Performer(s): Joel, Billy

Duration: 4:22



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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