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 Tuesday 4 February 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

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.

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: 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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