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 17 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

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

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: Short And Sweet

Performer(s): Spalding, Esperanza

Duration: 6:07


Title: Misa Criolla - Kyrie

Performer(s): Ramirez, Ariel

Duration: 4:03


Title: La Hora Espanola

Performer(s): Bensusan, Pierre

Duration: 7:30


Title: Canon Alla Ottava

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:45


Title: Cello Suite No. 6 In D Major Bwv 1012 - Movement I - Prelude

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:48


Title: Von Den Stricken Meiner Sunden

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 6:58


Title: Odi Et Amo

Performer(s): Johannsson

Duration: 3:25


Title: Sugar To Sea Lion

Performer(s): Murphy, K. / Haugh, T.

Duration: 4:48


Title: Time After Time

Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy/Styne, Jule

Duration: 3:31


Title: Cradle Song [Hoy Nazan]

Performer(s): Komitas / Mansurian / Winstone / Rosetti

Duration: 4:48


Title: Moonlight Beneath The Mountains

Performer(s): Komitas

Duration: 2:19


Title: Moonbeam Passage

Performer(s): Tweed

Duration: 6:31


Title: Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes Op. 33a - I Dawn

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 4:04


Title: Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 6:18


Title: Minguito

Performer(s): Saluzzi, Dino

Duration: 7:16


Title: Incontro

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 7:19


Title: Mean To Me

Performer(s): Ahlert/Turk

Duration: 3:45


Title: The King Of Rome

Performer(s): Sudbury, Dave

Duration: 7:53


Title: Hardy

Performer(s): Mcgarvey, Pat

Duration: 4:11


Title: Piano Sonata In A Flat Major Op. 110 - Movement Iii - Adagio Ma

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 9:25


Title: Confitebor Tibi Domine (Secondo)

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 6:05


Title: Ecce Puer

Performer(s): Godar, Vladimir

Duration: 6:34


Title: Chiquilín De Bachín

Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor

Duration: 5:29


Title: Kakavik (The Little Partridge)

Performer(s): Traditional / Komitas

Duration: 6:12


Title: Drinkin' Gourd

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:45


Title: Escrevi Teu Nome No Vento

Performer(s): Rosa, Jorge/Ferrao Raul

Duration: 3:45


Title: Sibaai

Performer(s): Samawatie, Cymin

Duration: 5:41


Title: Violin Sonata No 3 - Movement Iii - Lento - Con Moto

Performer(s): Delius, Frederick

Duration: 7:41


Title: Mondnacht

Performer(s): Schumann, Robert

Duration: 4:57


Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Performer(s): Arlen, Harold

Duration: 6:17


Title: Farewell, Farewell

Performer(s): Thompson, Richard

Duration: 2:57



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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