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 18 November 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

Britain's finest 20th century composer was born on the North Sea coast 100 years ago. All this week, Carl and Eamonn feature Benjamin Britten's superb chamber music.

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: Artifacts: Bearded Aphrodite

Performer(s): Budd / Partridge

Duration: 2:49


Title: Hands

Performer(s): J.A. Carmona / J.M. Carmona

Duration: 6:13


Title: Three Divertimenti For String Quartet - Iii Burlesque

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:52


Title: Benedicta

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 3:18


Title: Fugata

Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor

Duration: 4:01


Title: Night Ride

Performer(s): Reed

Duration: 5:14


Title: Realta Na Maidne (Morning Star)

Performer(s): Trad Arr C O'Leary/Dulra

Duration: 5:48


Title: Kyrie From Mass In E Minor

Performer(s): Bruckner, Anton

Duration: 6:26


Title: Ruasalka - Song To The Moon

Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin

Duration: 5:22


Title: Sailing To Byzantium

Performer(s): Yeats / Tobin

Duration: 5:44


Title: Calle 7

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

Duration: 5:20


Title: Koj Mi Tropa

Performer(s): Trad Macedonian

Duration: 6:33


Title: Tres Hermanicas Eran

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 5:31


Title: I Get Along Without You Very Well

Performer(s): Carmichael, Hoagy

Duration: 5:11


Title: Audrey

Performer(s): Brubeck, Dave/Desmond, Paul

Duration: 3:48


Title: Take Five

Performer(s): Desmond, Paul

Duration: 5:41


Title: Famous Blue Raincoat

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 5:53


Title: Track 06

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 3:45


Title: Adagio Chiaro E Dolcissimo

Performer(s): Raskatov, Alexander

Duration: 3:45


Title: Pno Son In C (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 7:17


Title: Mosella

Performer(s): Hawley, William

Duration: 2:31


Title: As The Dawn Breaks

Performer(s): Hawley, Richard

Duration: 4:51


Title: First Impressions

Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar

Duration: 4:22


Title: Xi

Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith

Duration: 3:45


Title: Round Midnight

Performer(s): Monk, Thelonious

Duration: 7:49


Title: Body And Soul

Performer(s): Heyman/Sour/Eyton/Green

Duration: 4:42


Title: Moanin'

Performer(s): Hendricks / Timmons

Duration: 2:52


Title: Mieke's Melody

Performer(s): Monk, Meredith

Duration: 5:30


Title: Ubi Caritas

Performer(s): Gregorian Chant

Album: Missa Orbis Factor

Duration: 3:45


Title: Monkey Dung Man

Performer(s): Lowe, Jez

Duration: 3:45


Title: To Bio (Come To Me Beloved)

Performer(s): Trad Iranian

Duration: 3:24


Title: Lullaby For Irena

Performer(s): Stephan / Benge

Duration: 6:07



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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