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 14 October 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

This week, Carl and Eamonn feature the recordings of singer-songwriter Richard Thompson, who's still going strong after bursting onto the scene with Fairport Convention in 1967.

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: Big Steamers

Performer(s): Kipling, Rudyard/Bellamy, Peter

Duration: 3:45


Title: Mataisah-Hik Sagan

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:23


Title: Afterwards

Performer(s): Lord, Jon

Duration: 3:16


Title: Keyboard Sonata In F Minor

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 3:35


Title: Voices Of Spring

Performer(s): Moondog/Arr Mcgregor

Duration: 3:08


Title: Lyric Fantasy Op. 54

Performer(s): Larsson, Lars-Erik

Duration: 8:48


Title: Con Que La Lavara?

Performer(s): Montsalvatge, Xavier

Duration: 2:40


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Performer(s): Tarrega, Franciso

Duration: 6:14


Title: La Nina De Fuego

Performer(s): Quintero/ Leon/ Quiroga

Duration: 3:53


Title: Desafinado

Performer(s): Jobim, Antonio Carlos

Duration: 6:06


Title: Sonata No.3-Bwv 1005 In C-Major (Ii.Fuga)

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 12:00


Title: Psalm 121

Performer(s): Psalm Book 1640

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Siege/ Greensleeves

Performer(s): Anon (Ballet Lute Book)/ Diego Ortiz

Duration: 3:10


Title: The Snow Goose

Performer(s): Thompson, Richard

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Dimming Of The Day

Performer(s): Thompson, Richard

Duration: 3:49


Title: Poem Of Strings

Performer(s): Castaneda, Edmar

Duration: 3:45


Title: April's Fool

Performer(s): Trad Arr Jack Talty/Neil O'Loghlen

Duration: 3:45


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Performer(s): Byrd, William

Duration: 6:00


Title: Gaudeamus Omnes

Performer(s): Byrd, William

Duration: 2:59


Title: Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.2 In B Flat (2nd Movement) Largo

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 2:56


Title: Dove Sei (Art Thou Troubled)

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 5:16


Title: The Coulin

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:18


Title: Thinking Of Misty

Performer(s): Rantala, Iiro

Duration: 6:46


Title: Married The Messenger

Performer(s): Leighton, John

Duration: 4:21


Title: Cinema Paradiso: Main Theme

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 4:41


Title: Track 10

Performer(s): Stables, Kate

Duration: 3:45


Title: Bourrées 1 And 2

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 6:06


Title: Trio Elegiaque No. 1 In G Minor

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 15:11


Title: Vespers - Nyne Otpushchayeshi

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Vladimir Mostovoy (Tenor), St Petersburg Chamber Choir

Album: The Number One Rachmaninov Album Cd 2 / Universal Classics & Jazz Uk / 4765900

Duration: 3:45


Title: Kingdom

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:40


Title: La Strada

Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud

Duration: 3:25


Title: Avril 14th

Performer(s): James, Richard D (Aka Aphex Twin)

Duration: 2:18


Title: Track 09

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving

Duration: 3:45


Title: Introduction

Performer(s): Drake, Nick

Duration: 1:47



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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