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 Tuesday 1 October 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

A Journey through Centuries of Beautiful Music celebrated its 4th birthday in the Sugar Club in Dublin recently. This week Blue features high quality music from that night.

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: Seven: Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond

Performer(s): Bley

Duration: 3:53


Title: Modul 42

Performer(s): Bartsch, Nik

Duration: 8:24


Title: Forlana From 5 Bagatelles

Performer(s): Finzi, Gerald

Duration: 3:04


Title: Five Bagatelles (5th Movement) Fughetta

Performer(s): Finzi, Gerald

Duration: 2:20


Title: I Have The Room Above Her

Performer(s): Kern / Hammerstein

Duration: 5:49


Title: I Have Dreamed

Performer(s): Rodgers, Richard/Hammerstein Ii, Oscar

Duration: 6:50


Title: Bolyongas

Performer(s): Bartok, Bela

Duration: 2:11


Title: Piano Trio No.1 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto Tranq

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 7:09


Title: Limerick Junction

Performer(s): Trad Arr. Mcgrath

Duration: 4:01


Title: The Crackling Radio

Performer(s): Wolfe, Ger

Duration: 2:48


Title: Partita No. 3 In E Major For Solo Violin (Prelude)

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:37


Title: Kfar

Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure/ Idan Raichel

Duration: 4:41


Title: Ein Iberisch Postambel - Valent / Surman / Stubbs

Performer(s): Valent / Surman / Stubbs

Duration: 6:03


Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano In G Minor (4th Movement)

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 5:58


Title: Minguito

Performer(s): Saluzzi, Dino

Duration: 7:16


Title: Essence Of Your Love

Performer(s): Feliciano, José

Duration: 3:39


Title: African Way

Performer(s): Nielsen, Mike

Duration: 7:48


Title: Meer Ohne Wasser

Performer(s): Trummer, Olivia

Duration: 3:45


Title: Piano Concerto No.23 In A (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 7:06


Title: Si Dolce E 'L Tormento

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 3:45


Title: Hasanbegura (Lament For A Lost Son)

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:31


Title: Night After Night

Performer(s): Marling, Laura

Duration: 5:23


Title: Tess

Performer(s): Surman, John

Duration: 6:59


Title: The Father's Song

Performer(s): Mccoll, E/ Mcnally, A

Duration: 6:13


Title: The Astounding Eyes Of Rita

Performer(s): Brahem, Anouar

Duration: 8:56


Title: Nunc Dimittis

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 7:10


Title: Woodstock

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 5:42


Title: Across The Sea

Performer(s): Sheridan, Karen

Duration: 5:03



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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