The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 30 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: We Are The Stars

Performer(s): Komitas

Duration: 4:33


Title: Winter 2

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio/ Richter, Max

Duration: 3:06


Title: Winter 3

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio/ Richter, Max

Duration: 4:53


Title: Old Thought

Performer(s): Frahm, Nils

Duration: 6:03


Title: The Green Mile

Performer(s): Newman, Thomas

Duration: 4:12


Title: Music For A Found Harmonium

Performer(s): Jeffes, Simon

Duration: 4:13


Title: Forinfas

Performer(s): Cantuaria, Vinicius/Frisell, Bill

Duration: 2:10


Title: He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead From That The Night Come

Composer: trad/arr Donncha Dennehy

Performer(s): Dennehy, Donncha/Yeats, W.B.

Duration: 4:21


Title: Ishidatami

Performer(s): Benita, Michel

Duration: 4:03


Title: Who Is Sylvia

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 3:03


Title: String Quartet In E Flat Major, Op. 109 (Iii) Larghetto

Performer(s): Reger, Max

Duration: 9:41


Title: Wiggy Wiggy

Performer(s): O'Domhnaill

Duration: 4:39


Title: Miss Lindsay Barker/Spencer The Rover

Performer(s): Cutting/Trad

Duration: 5:56


Title: First Impressions

Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar

Duration: 4:22


Title: Nobody Does It Better

Performer(s): Hamlisch / Sager

Duration: 6:39


Title: I Get Along Without You Very Well

Performer(s): Carmichael, Hoagy

Duration: 5:11


Title: 27th Ethos

Performer(s): Youssef Dhafer

Duration: 5:20


Title: Mother, Where Are You?

Performer(s): Traditional Armenian

Duration: 2:40


Title: String Quartet No. 3: (Vi) Michima Closing

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:10


Title: Ain't No Cure For Love

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 4:48


Title: Song For E

Performer(s): Berglund, Dan & Tonbruket

Duration: 6:47


Title: Nunc Dimittis

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 7:10


Title: Trio For Clarinet, Cello And Piano In A Minor (Ii) Adagio

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 8:43


Title: Ajo

Performer(s): Hjetland, Jullie

Duration: 3:45


Title: Love Is It's Own Eternity

Performer(s): Hollenbeck, John

Duration: 3:45


Title: Brooks Was Here

Performer(s): Newman, Thomas

Duration: 5:20


Title: Someday My Prince Will Come

Performer(s): Churchill / Morey

Duration: 9:19


Title: Double Concerto For Violin, Cello & Orchestra In A Min Op. 102 (

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 8:54


Title: The Beauty Of Decay

Performer(s): Aarset / Bang / Honoré

Duration: 7:21


Title: Albatross

Performer(s): Green, Peter

Duration: 4:32


Title: Tongue Tied

Performer(s): Portman, Emily

Duration: 3:45


Title: Nanu

Performer(s): Valdes

Duration: 5:00



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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