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 2 January 2014

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

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.

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: 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



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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