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 Wednesday 12 February 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, Julian Bream, John Feeley and other guitarists perform the music of Spanish composer/guitarist Fernando Sor, nightly from 10pm.

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: Terhi And Joho's Weeding Waltz/Broadhaven Sands

Performer(s): Jarvela/Corrigan

Duration: 5:51


Title: Track 11

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 3:45


Title: Colla Parte

Performer(s): Reijseger, Ernst

Duration: 7:41


Title: Il M'Est Avis

Performer(s): De Machaut, Guillaume

Duration: 5:11


Title: Lansiranta

Performer(s): Lepisto, Markku

Duration: 4:22


Title: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Performer(s): Stevie Wonder

Album: Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection

Duration: 4:33


Title: Piano Trio In A Minor - I. Modere

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 9:39


Title: Track 02

Performer(s): Tsintsadze

Duration: 3:45


Title: Switchboard Fog

Performer(s): Tape

Album: Milieu Plus

Duration: 4:58


Title: For Pastora

Performer(s): Morente

Duration: 4:20


Title: Fantasy & Minuet

Performer(s): Sor, Fernando

Duration: 10:07


Title: Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody

Performer(s): Mitchell/Zaret/North

Duration: 5:57


Title: Rubies, Pearls And Emeralds

Performer(s): Burger, Rob

Duration: 5:07


Title: Amine's Song

Performer(s): Lantos, Zoltan

Duration: 5:43


Title: Reflections In D

Performer(s): Ellington, Duke

Duration: 7:40


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Sigurdsson, Valgeir

Duration: 3:45


Title: Piano Quartet No. 2 In G Minor, 3rd Movement Adagio Non Troppo

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 10:36


Title: Den Ny Maskerade

Performer(s): Trad/Ulc

Duration: 5:04


Title: Les Enfaents Qui Pleurent

Performer(s): Legrand, Michel

Duration: 4:07


Title: String Thing

Performer(s): Abercrombie

Duration: 4:17


Title: Adagio Maestoso

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 4:07


Title: Something Cool

Performer(s): Barnes

Duration: 4:33


Title: Danza De La Moza Donosa (Dance Of The Graceful Girl)

Performer(s): Ginastera, Alberto

Duration: 6:31


Title: Pigen I Gult

Performer(s): Jansberg, H.

Duration: 4:00


Title: Cocoon

Performer(s): Lage, Julian

Duration: 2:36


Title: Lauren's Lullaby

Performer(s): Orton, Mark

Duration: 4:29


Title: Lune Rousse

Performer(s): Jan, Marie

Duration: 5:37


Title: Nocturne

Performer(s): Barber, Samuel

Duration: 3:36


Title: Romance For String Orchestra

Performer(s): Finzi, Gerald

Duration: 7:30


Title: French Overture Bwv 831 - Passepied Ii

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 1:11



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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