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 Wednesday 22 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. 

Watch Again: The Blue of the Shortest Night Live from Studio 1

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: Speak Easy

Performer(s): Burns / Macmillan

Duration: 6:14


Title: Prelude De La Porte Heroique Du Ciel

Performer(s): Satie, Erik

Duration: 4:28


Title: Des Caramels Pour Eva

Performer(s): Berthiaume, Antoine

Duration: 3:12


Title: Espelho Quebrado

Performer(s): Mourao-Ferreira, David/Oulman, Alain

Duration: 3:45


Title: Trio Sonata In E Flat Bwv 525 (3rd Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:07


Title: Sonata In D Minor K213

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 7:33


Title: Angel Eyes

Performer(s): Brent / Dennis

Duration: 5:12


Title: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Performer(s): Mingus, Charles

Duration: 5:59


Title: Self-Portrait In Three Colours

Performer(s): Mingus, Charles

Duration: 3:25


Title: O Sacrum Convivium

Performer(s): Messiaen, Olivier

Duration: 4:23


Title: O Sacrum Convivium

Performer(s): Stucky, Stephen

Duration: 3:07


Title: Orfeo, Tu Dormi (Singing The Part Of Euridice)

Performer(s): Sartorio, Antonio

Duration: 5:32


Title: Concerto In G Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 7:47


Title: Our Es Mayr Im

Performer(s): Anon

Duration: 4:32


Title: Pagan Lullaby

Performer(s): Hamasyan, Tigran

Duration: 3:35


Title: Avminnast

Performer(s): Okland, Nils

Duration: 3:53


Title: Brian's Grief

Performer(s): Deep End Of The Ford

Duration: 3:40


Title: Love Is Pleasing

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 5:14


Title: Chiquilín De Bachín

Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor

Duration: 5:29


Title: About Mother Op. 28 - Reminiscences

Performer(s): Suk, Josef

Duration: 5:29


Title: Three Songs Of Faith (Ii) Hope, Faith, Life, Love

Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric/Cummings E E

Duration: 3:48


Title: Sleeping Bag

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Stables, Kate

Duration: 3:45


Title: Ferry Cross The Mersey

Performer(s): Marsden, Gerry

Duration: 4:05


Title: Hallelujah

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 7:54


Title: Passacaglio À 4

Performer(s): Marini, Biagio

Duration: 5:37


Title: Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade - Il Vecchio Castello

Performer(s): Mussorgsky, Modest

Duration: 5:39


Title: Flor Parma M

Performer(s): Larose/ Sarr

Duration: 3:07


Title: Theme

Performer(s): Johannsson, Johann

Duration: 3:36


Title: Havanaise

Performer(s): Viardot

Duration: 4:58



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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