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 28 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

Screen composer Thomas Newman joined the family business; his father, uncles, brothers and cousin all share the silver screen passion & we play Thomas' works all this week on Blue.

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: Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)

Performer(s): Harry / West / Stein / Parker

Duration: 2:10


Title: Little Bruk

Performer(s): Hederos, Martin

Duration: 3:45


Title: Whisper Of A Thrill

Performer(s): Newman, Thomas

Duration: 5:53


Title: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Performer(s): Newman, Thomas

Duration: 2:50


Title: Flim

Performer(s): R.D. James

Duration: 4:20


Title: Without Mercy 1

Performer(s): Reilly, Vini

Duration: 7:02


Title: 3/4 Ad

Performer(s): Korner / Graham

Duration: 4:55


Title: All Blues

Performer(s): Davis

Duration: 11:50


Title: Serenade In G (2nd Movement) Andante Expressivo

Performer(s): Wiren, Dag

Duration: 4:18


Title: Arise, Arise! You Slumbering Sleepers

Performer(s): Weir, Judith

Duration: 2:48


Title: Eden-1

Performer(s): Miyake, Jun

Duration: 3:45


Title: Crescent In Kreuzburg

Performer(s): Timonen / Hassinen

Duration: 3:45


Title: Eso Fue Hace 20

Performer(s): López-Nussa, Harold

Duration: 3:45


Title: You Can't Get That Stuff No More

Performer(s): Heard, S.

Duration: 3:13


Title: String Trio In E Flat Major (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 6:06


Title: Piano Sonata In C Minor ?Pathetique? (2nd Movement) - Adagio Can

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 5:16


Title: Towards The Shore / Towards An Ending

Performer(s): Bowness / Hulse / Chilvers / Jurjendal / Saks

Duration: 7:37


Title: As The Dawn Breaks

Performer(s): Hawley, Richard

Duration: 4:51


Title: Lay Me Down

Performer(s): Wolfe, Ger

Duration: 4:00


Title: String Quartet No. 15 In E Flat Minor Op. 144 - Movement I - Ele

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 11:09


Title: Anachie Gordon

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:45


Title: Dusk On Carnon

Performer(s): Katché, Manu

Duration: 2:34


Title: Which Will

Performer(s): Drake, Nick

Duration: 4:15


Title: Choral Pour Orgue - Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 2:49


Title: Fantasia (33)

Performer(s): Da Milano, Francesco

Duration: 3:45


Title: Piano Sonata No.1 (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 3:45


Title: Prelude To A Kiss

Performer(s): Ellington, Duke

Duration: 3:45


Title: Missing You

Performer(s): Mckay, Caitriona

Duration: 6:11


Title: Wild Horses

Performer(s): Jagger / Richards

Duration: 6:16


Title: Day Is Done

Performer(s): Drake, Nick

Duration: 2:43



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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