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 28 November 2013

The Blue of the Shortest Night Live, Wednesday June 21st at 10pm

Join Carl Corcoran 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 presents an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up includes 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 brings 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 stars 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 guarantees that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory. 

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Meredith Monk, a source of amazement in American new music for nearly half a century is under the spotlight - a tireless explorer of the voice and vocal sounds.

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: Electric Counterpoint: (1) Fast

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 7:08


Title: Ma Tanan Sind, Et Oled Mind (Thank You, O Lord, For Sheltering Me)

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:45


Title: String Quartet No.4 - Ii.

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:45


Title: L'Amor

Performer(s): Savall, Arianna

Duration: 5:02


Title: Benedicta Es Celorum

Performer(s): Anon

Duration: 5:10


Title: Clarinet Concerto (1st Movement) Slowly And Expressively

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 6:16


Title: Tea For Two

Performer(s): Youmans, Vincent/Ceaser, Irving

Duration: 4:03


Title: Out Of This World

Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer

Duration: 3:45


Title: I Think It's Going To Rain Today

Performer(s): Newman, Randy

Duration: 3:44


Title: Fuga Xx A 4 Voci Bwv 865

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:10


Title: String Quartet No.3 In D Major (3rd Movement)

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 5:36


Title: Avec Le Temps

Performer(s): Ferré, Leo

Duration: 4:28


Title: Track 08

Performer(s): Mehldau, Brad

Duration: 3:45


Title: International Blue

Performer(s): Sheppard, Andy

Duration: 5:56


Title: She's Leaving The Bank

Performer(s): Rooder, Ry & Dickinson, Jim

Duration: 6:17


Title: Devil Got My Woman

Performer(s): James, Nehemiah (Skip)

Duration: 5:08


Title: Travel Dream

Performer(s): Monk, Meredith

Duration: 5:22


Title: Blue Motel Room

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 5:19


Title: Hijo De La Luna

Performer(s): Cano, Jose Maria

Duration: 4:04


Title: 3 Preludes (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto E Poco Rubato

Performer(s): Gershwin, George

Duration: 3:47


Title: Agnus Dei (Adagio For Strings)

Performer(s): Barber, Samuel

Duration: 11:13


Title: Burma Shave

Performer(s): Waits, Tom

Duration: 6:48


Title: Neverland - Minor Piano Variation

Performer(s): Kaczmarek

Duration: 3:54


Title: Across The Sea

Performer(s): Sheridan, Karen

Duration: 5:03


Title: Simple Gifts

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:52


Title: Pno Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 7:02


Title: String Quartet No.10 In E Flat Op.125 (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 2:27


Title: Goodnight Irene

Performer(s): Ledbetter, Huddie

Duration: 4:29



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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