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 Monday 11 November 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. 

Watch Again: The Blue of the Shortest Night Live from Studio 1

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

Time has confirmed Johnny Mercer's status as an American popular music giant. Hear his songs - sung by the greats including Mercer himself 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: River Of Tears

Performer(s): Curiale, Joseph

Duration: 7:16


Title: Back Down The River

Performer(s): Martyn, John

Duration: 2:55


Title: Adoption

Performer(s): Desplat, Alexandre

Duration: 3:45


Title: String Trio In C Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Con Espressione

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 6:50


Title: O Mon Bel Inconnu (O My Handsome Stranger)

Performer(s): Hahn, Reynaldo

Duration: 4:15


Title: Dream

Performer(s): Mercer, Johnny

Duration: 3:45


Title: Farewell To Mccarthy&Apos;S

Performer(s): Vallely

Duration: 4:58


Title: Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 4:38


Title: Suite

Performer(s): Gustavsen, Tord

Duration: 8:37


Title: Here

Performer(s): Bourne, Matthew

Duration: 1:51


Title: Blasten Sopar Sommaren

Performer(s): Rasmussen, H.

Duration: 3:50


Title: The Banks Of Green Willow

Performer(s): Butterworth, George

Duration: 6:32


Title: There&Apos;S A Long Trail Winding

Performer(s): Elliott/ King

Duration: 1:15


Title: I&Apos;M Always Chasing Rainbows

Performer(s): Harbach/ Hoschna

Duration: 7:26


Title: Alem

Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure/ Idan Raichel

Duration: 8:30


Title: Soukora

Performer(s): Toure, Ali Farka

Duration: 6:20


Title: Lili Marleen

Performer(s): Schultze/Leip

Duration: 6:04


Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Janacek, Leos

Duration: 3:45


Title: Choral Pour Orgue - Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 4:36


Title: Eden

Performer(s): Danielsson, Lars

Duration: 6:57


Title: Jano Mori

Performer(s): Traditional Macedonian

Duration: 7:55


Title: Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed

Performer(s): Weill/Hughes

Duration: 3:20


Title: Kish

Performer(s): Redmond, David

Duration: 3:45


Title: Violin Sonata In G (1st Movement) - Allegretto

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 8:40


Title: Gnossienne No 1

Performer(s): Satie, Erik

Duration: 3:25


Title: Love Comes To Me

Performer(s): Bonnie &Quot;Prince&Quot; Billy

Album: Is It the Sea?

Duration: 4:46


Title: The River

Performer(s): Beck, Gordon

Duration: 4:31


Title: September In The Rain

Performer(s): Warren/Dubin

Duration: 3:32


Title: Amber Captive

Performer(s): Towner/Peacock

Duration: 4:32


Title: River Lea

Performer(s): Mulvey, Nick

Duration: 3:45


Title: Pno Trio No 2 In E Flat Maj (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 8:48


Title: Kentucky Avenue

Performer(s): Waits, Tom

Duration: 5:04



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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