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 4 February 2014

This Week on Blue....

Pianist Ivan Ilic is a regular visitor to Ireland and returns this month for a brief tour. The Serbian-American Paris-based pianist has signed a new multi-album recording contract with Chandos Records, following internationally acclaimed recordings of Godowsky and Feldman. His first project under the label will be a series devoted to the solo piano works of Czech composer Antoine Reicha, a contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven. Ivan joins Carl Wednesday night for a Blue of the Night Session and we'll feature tracks from Ivan's extensive discography all week. (Photo by Irina Popa)

Listen Again...

Raised in the heart of the Kerry Gaeltacht and immersed in traditional music since childhood, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is one of Ireland's leading traditional singers. For thirteen years she was the singer and flute player with Danú before embarking on a solo career that encompasses a wide range of activities including singing, composing, tutoring and most recently broadcasting. While she maintains a strict adherence to the tradition in much of her music, she is also determined to add other colours to her palette with some recent musical adventures. Enjoy this wide range all week on Blue as she is under the Blue spotlight. And on Wednesday Muireann joins us for a Live Session accompanied by the brilliant Gerry O'Beirne. (Photo:Bríd Ní Luasaigh)

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

This week, we feature recordings by Grammy-winning jazz musician Stan Getz. Hear selections of his work - bossa nova, big band music, cool jazz, bebop & "third stream" - nightly.


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: The Great Gig In The Sky

Performer(s): Torry, Clare/Wright, Richard

Duration: 5:02


Title: Bolero

Performer(s): Fripp / Sinfield

Duration: 7:03


Title: Suite For Strings: Air

Performer(s): Trimble, Joan

Duration: 4:35


Title: Blue Samba

Performer(s): Quebec, Ike

Duration: 5:30


Title: Quintet No. 3 In C Major G427 (1st Movement) Andante Non Tanto

Performer(s): Boccherini, Luigi

Duration: 7:38


Title: Autumn Leaves

Performer(s): Mercer / Kosma / Prevert / Parsons

Duration: 3:16


Title: Tubular Bells (Part One)

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 25:44


Title: Si De Vos Mi Bien

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 3:28


Title: Night Rider

Performer(s): Getz

Duration: 4:13


Title: Concerto For 2 Clarinets (3rd Movement) Alla Polacca

Performer(s): Krommer, Franz Vinzenz

Duration: 5:34


Title: Yellow

Performer(s): Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin

Duration: 4:13


Title: Tubular Bells (Part Two)

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 23:35


Title: Tender Comrade

Performer(s): Bragg, Billy

Duration: 3:08


Title: Rag

Performer(s): Frisell, Bill

Duration: 4:23


Title: Butcher's Boy

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:37


Title: Suite No.1 In G Major - Menuets I & Ii

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:54


Title: Stairway To The Stars

Performer(s): Malneck / Signorelli / Parish

Duration: 5:20


Title: Aria From Suite In F

Performer(s): Zipoli, Domenico

Duration: 6:30


Title: Someone To Love

Performer(s): Warren, B.

Duration: 6:00


Title: Hamburg Song

Performer(s): Rice-Oxley, Tim/Chaplin, Tom/Hughes, Richard

Duration: 4:52


Title: Caldo Sangue

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Alessandro

Duration: 5:47


Title: March (Seed Capsule)

Performer(s): Talbot, Joby

Duration: 5:28


Title: Quartet No.5 In D (2nd Movement) Andante Assai

Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino

Duration: 2:11


Title: Salome's Lament

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 4:17


Title: Electric Counterpoint: (2) Slow

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 3:36



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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