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 Tuesday 17 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

Dave Brubeck called Laurence Hobgood "one of the most incredible pianists", He has a new Christmas CD - hear it and more in the Blue spotlight from 10.

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: Deck The Halls

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:11


Title: King Jesus Hath A Garden

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:23


Title: Liden Karen

Performer(s): Parfitt-Murray, Hal/Friis,Anna Katsina

Duration: 3:45


Title: Zemi Me Zemi

Performer(s): Traditional Serbia

Duration: 5:34


Title: Tupelo Blues

Composer: John Lee Hooker

Performer(s): John Lee Hooker

Album: The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (Remastered) / No Label

Duration: 3:23


Title: Willie O Winsbury

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 8:55


Title: String Quartet In E Minor (2nd Movement) Molto Adagio

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 3:45


Title: Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance Of The Reed Pipes)

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Crown Of Roses

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 2:35


Title: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 3:45


Title: Suite For Piano Four-Hands - Ix. Habanera

Performer(s): Antheil, George

Duration: 3:45


Title: Dead Man Walking

Performer(s): Chapin Carpenter, Mary

Duration: 3:51


Title: Merry Christmas, Baby

Performer(s): Moore / Baster

Duration: 5:01


Title: Track 09

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving

Duration: 3:45


Title: Fantasia No.8 In E Minor (1st Movement) Largo

Performer(s): Telemann, Georg Philipp

Duration: 3:45


Title: In Dir Ist Freude

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:45


Title: A Scots Tune

Performer(s): Rowallan Ms

Duration: 3:45


Title: First Girl I Loved

Performer(s): Williamson, Robin

Duration: 5:13


Title: Ballad Of Grey Weather

Performer(s): Stevenson, Savourna

Duration: 4:26


Title: The Beauty Of Decay

Performer(s): Aarset / Bang / Honoré

Duration: 7:21


Title: Remember

Performer(s): Siffling, Thomas

Duration: 6:38


Title: Tarentela

Performer(s): Ruiz De Ribayaz, Lucas

Duration: 5:01


Title: Mu Suda, Arka Ules (Awake My Heart And Sing)

Performer(s): Traditional / Hornung

Duration: 3:45


Title: Will You Love Me Tomorrow

Performer(s): Goffin / King

Duration: 4:27


Title: River

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 7:51


Title: The Apparent Chaos Of Blue

Performer(s): Travis / Fripp

Duration: 9:05


Title: Valse Tres Lente

Performer(s): Massenet, Jules

Duration: 3:45


Title: Greensleeves

Performer(s): Trad Arr Bob Chilcott

Duration: 3:18


Title: Lachrimae Tristes

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 3:45


Title: You Know Who I Am

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 4:20


Title: Wild Horses

Performer(s): Jagger / Richards

Duration: 6:16


Title: Die Blaue Stunde

Performer(s): Muthspiel, Wolfgang

Duration: 3:45


Title: Prelude To A Kiss

Performer(s): Ellington, Duke

Duration: 3:45


Title: He Was Despised

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 6:58



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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