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 Thursday 2 January 2014

This Week on Blue....

This week Carl will be exploring the many musical guises of violinist Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Caoimhin makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d'amore and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O'Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of The Gloaming and This is How we Fly.  We'll hear some of his recordings and we'll have a special live performance when he joins Carl for music and chat on Wednesday for a Blue Room Session.

(Photo: Lucy Clarke)

Tuesday's Blue - Carl takes night off for a special Boadcast....

We mark Art’s Birthday with a special Nova programme on January 17th. The celebration takes the form of a live exchange of sound and radio art pieces via satellite between various radio stations. Some twenty networks will participate. Bernard Clarke with the help of his guests, the composers Jurgen Simpson and Vicky Langan will present a selection of radio art pieces from participating stations while RTÉ lyric fm will offer its own gift to its neighbours in the form of a specially commissioned work Onironautica by La Cosa Preziosa.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Jazz musician/composer Milt Jackson is featured on the programme all this week. Hear his vibes-playing in the company of the MJQ, Trane, Dizzy and Monk, nightly, from 10pm.


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: New York 19

Performer(s): Lewis, John

Duration: 3:45


Title: Violin Concerto - Movement I - Andante Tranquillo

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 11:31


Title: Pieces En Concert - Movement Iv - Plainte. Douloureusement

Performer(s): Couperin, Francois

Duration: 5:25


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 3:45


Title: 20 Years

Performer(s): Williams, Joe / White, John Paul

Duration: 3:16


Title: One For My Baby

Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Mercer, Johhny

Duration: 5:57


Title: Farewell To Music

Performer(s): Carolan, Turlough

Duration: 5:14


Title: About Mother Op. 28 - When Mother Was Still A Little Girl

Performer(s): Suk, Josef

Duration: 3:06


Title: No Quarter

Performer(s): Page / Plant

Duration: 2:50


Title: Aria With Variations In A

Performer(s): Pachelbel, Johann

Duration: 10:18


Title: Stairway To The Stars (Take 3)

Performer(s): Malneck / Signorelli / Parish

Duration: 3:54


Title: Electric Counterpoint

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 14:58


Title: The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakaki

Performer(s): Anderson / Stillman

Duration: 2:21


Title: Moon

Performer(s): Bjork/ Taylor

Duration: 6:00


Title: Welcome To Lunar Industries

Performer(s): Clint Mansell

Album: Moon (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Duration: 7:27


Title: Trio

Performer(s): Cross / Fripp / Wetton / Bruford

Duration: 5:54


Title: This Woman's Work

Performer(s): Bush, Kate

Duration: 6:44


Title: Luces De Lorca

Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud

Duration: 3:41


Title: The Frog Galliard

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 1:52


Title: Den Forste Sommerfugl

Performer(s): Nordheim

Duration: 4:40


Title: Futures

Performer(s): Corea, Chick

Duration: 10:56



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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