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 2 December 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

This week, Carl and Eamonn feature songs by an early 18th century composer from Austria. Hear a selection of lieder, many written by a teen-age Franz Schubert, nightly from 10pm.

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: Blasten Sopar Sommaren

Performer(s): Rasmussen, H.

Duration: 3:50


Title: 6/11/98

Performer(s): Talbot, Joby

Duration: 2:32


Title: La Vie En Rose

Performer(s): Louiguy/Piaf/David

Duration: 3:36


Title: Nuud Hingvad Inimesed (Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow)

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:45


Title: Diferencias Sobre Las Folias

Performer(s): Martin Y Coll

Duration: 7:02


Title: Romance No.1 In G For Violin And Small Orchestra

Performer(s): Reger, Max

Duration: 8:45


Title: For A Thousand Years

Performer(s): Metheny, Pat

Duration: 5:38


Title: Through The Looking Glass

Performer(s): Carroll, Lewis / Wheeler, Kenny

Duration: 9:14


Title: Acrostic Song From 'Final Alice'

Performer(s): Tredici/Lewis Carroll

Duration: 6:00


Title: 'Ouses, 'Ouses, 'Ouses

Performer(s): Copper/Emmerson/Chandra/Coe

Duration: 6:35


Title: Anna Dixie

Performer(s): Waterson, Lal

Duration: 3:56


Title: Jemima Puddle Duck

Performer(s): Westlake, Nigel

Duration: 3:29


Title: The Mission

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 3:04


Title: Overture & Regiomontanus

Performer(s): Anon Arr. O'Leary

Duration: 5:17


Title: Prelude No.6 In E Flat Major (Andante)

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 3:23


Title: Im Abendrot (At Sunset) From 4 Last Songs

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 4:19


Title: Symphony No. 1 In C Major Op. 21 - Movement Ii - Andante Cantail

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 9:03


Title: Track 09

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving

Duration: 3:45


Title: Dick Turpin Polska

Performer(s): Busk, Nicolaj

Duration: 5:25


Title: Air Tune

Performer(s): Carroll, Liz

Duration: 2:56


Title: Vidalero

Performer(s): Quintero

Duration: 4:14


Title: Mimosa

Performer(s): Surman, John

Duration: 4:31


Title: Revelavit(Excerpt)

Performer(s): Buckley, Linda

Duration: 5:00


Title: Von Den Stricken Meiner Sunden

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 6:58


Title: Dunes

Performer(s): Lambert, John

Duration: 3:45


Title: Being Bill Cosby

Performer(s): Hession, Ronán

Duration: 3:22


Title: So What

Performer(s): Davis

Duration: 9:39


Title: Gnossienne No. 5

Performer(s): Satie, Erik

Duration: 4:22


Title: River Man

Performer(s): Drake, Nick

Duration: 4:37


Title: Three Hours

Performer(s): Drake, Nick

Duration: 6:30


Title: Clarinet Quintet In B Flat (2nd Movement) Fantasia. Adagio

Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von

Duration: 6:23


Title: Study Ii

Performer(s): Dwyer, Benjamin

Duration: 1:07



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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