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 6 January 2014

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

Though Alexander Scriabin died at the age of 43, he wrote much of the 20th century's finest music for piano. Hear a selection of his preludes and études each night this week.

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: Blow The Wind Southerly

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:04


Title: The Wind And The Leaves

Performer(s): Berglund, Dan & Tonbruket

Duration: 3:17


Title: Reverie

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:09


Title: Song For Athene

Performer(s): Tavener, John

Duration: 8:01


Title: En Gallop

Performer(s): Newsom, Joanna

Duration: 5:22


Title: Bye Bye Idi

Performer(s): Cockburn, Bruce

Duration: 3:56


Title: 'Begegung' Phantasie-Stuck For Cello And Piano Op. 86 No. 1

Performer(s): Raff, Joachim

Duration: 7:43


Title: The First Bath

Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: O Sapientia (I )

Performer(s): Muhly, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: Comme Ci, Comme Ca

Performer(s): Coquatrix, Dudan & Goell

Duration: 6:21


Title: Persimmons

Performer(s): Grolnick, Don

Duration: 7:09


Title: Still Crazy After All These Years

Performer(s): Simon, Paul

Duration: 4:47


Title: Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover

Performer(s): Simon, Paul

Duration: 5:04


Title: Sonata In E Flat Minor (2nd Movement) - Completed By Stephen Coo

Performer(s): Scriabin, Alexander

Duration: 6:21


Title: In Seculum "Breve"

Performer(s): Bamberg Codex

Duration: 3:45


Title: Around And About (2nd Movement) The Lake

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 2:52


Title: Space Travel

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 6:17


Title: Aird Ui Chuain

Performer(s): Trad/O'Connor, Mcsherry, Mcilduff

Duration: 4:40


Title: The Apparent Chaos Of Blue

Performer(s): Travis / Fripp

Duration: 9:05


Title: Unravelled

Performer(s): Elliott, Maja

Duration: 7:04


Title: Another World

Performer(s): Hegarty, Antony

Duration: 4:14


Title: The Sea Fort

Performer(s): Portman, Tom

Duration: 3:28


Title: Piano Concerto No 1 In C Major Op 15 - Movement Ii - Largo

Performer(s): Beethoven

Duration: 10:34


Title: Maria Magdalene Et Altera Maria

Performer(s): Gabrieli, Andrea

Duration: 5:33


Title: Buenos Aires

Performer(s): Atzmon, Gilad

Duration: 7:58


Title: Teclado Marfil

Performer(s): Dobal

Duration: 4:49


Title: Sámaveda

Performer(s): Tavener, John

Duration: 9:09


Title: Showstrings

Performer(s): Darling, David

Duration: 3:05


Title: One For My Baby

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

Duration: 5:57



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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