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 Tuesday 21 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

This week, we feature a father and son, singer/songwriters both: in their comparatively brief careers, Tim and Jeff Buckley made music that was equally adventurous and tasteful.

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: Nocturne

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 6:19


Title: In Winter Light (Ist Movement)

Performer(s): Buckley, John

Duration: 7:50


Title: Floren's Dance

Performer(s): Buckley, Hugh

Duration: 4:32


Title: Her

Performer(s): Sauter, Eddie

Duration: 6:28


Title: Speak Low

Performer(s): Weill, Kurt/Nash, Ogden

Duration: 4:39


Title: West End Blues

Performer(s): Oliver, Joe

Duration: 3:36


Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:45


Title: Salute

Performer(s): Kent, Julia

Duration: 4:43


Title: The Front

Composer: Walsh, Conor

Performer(s): Walsh, Conor

Duration: 4:57


Title: Go Easy

Performer(s): Martyn, John

Duration: 4:30


Title: Michelle

Performer(s): Woods, Chris

Duration: 4:56


Title: Missa Veni Sponsa Christi - Kyrie

Performer(s): Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Da

Duration: 3:03


Title: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 In B Flat Major Bwv 1051 (2nd Movement

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:57


Title: Song Of The Magician

Performer(s): Buckley, Tim

Duration: 3:19


Title: Snow On A Flower

Performer(s): Le, Nguyen

Duration: 5:49


Title: Send In The Clowns

Performer(s): Sondheim, Stephen

Duration: 5:16


Title: Intermezzo In A Major Op. 118 No. 2

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 6:55


Title: Jano Mori

Performer(s): Traditional Macedonian

Duration: 7:55


Title: L'Aigle Noir

Performer(s): Barbara

Album: L'aigle noir

Duration: 3:37


Title: Hymne A L'Amour

Performer(s): Monnot/Piaf

Duration: 3:54


Title: Immersia Iii

Performer(s): Buckley, Linda

Duration: 2:35


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Badalamenti, Angelo

Duration: 3:45


Title: Serenade In D Major (2nd Movement) Tempo Ordinario D'Un Menuetto

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 5:36


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez

Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin

Duration: 22:28


Title: Rococo Zephyr

Performer(s): Callahan, Bill

Duration: 5:57


Title: Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:59


Title: Ode A La Musique

Performer(s): Chabrier, Emmanuel

Duration: 7:07



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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