The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Wednesday's programme...

    July 8: On Wednesday’s Blue, more from Trio Mediaeval’s Aquilonis cd (see Blue Tunes below);  a selectionn of Romanian Dances on piano by Bela Bartok; Ensemble Phoenix Munich are led by Joel Frederiksen for a Nick Drake tribute; choral music from Tarik O’Regan; Orchestral from Benjamin Britten; RTE NSO perform music by Japanese Sadao Bekku;  Sligo based band No Crows; pan European jazz from the band Aerie who boast two Irish members – drummer Matthew Jacobson and sax man Sam Comerford;  Gary Burton plays Mingus; Joni from her album Mingus; and Charlie’s son Eric recites some poetry; Portadown singer songwriter Katherine Phillippa; Nina Simone(pictured) sings some Blind Willie Johnson;  American singer songwriter Susan Werner covers a Marvin Gaye tune; Charlie Haden fronts the English Chamber Orchestra  with music by Gavin Bryars; Sufjan Stevens recalls his youth on the new release Carrie and Lowell; David Lyttle heads Lyte Records – we feature two recent releases – singer Ann Lyttle(his Mammy) from Faces CD and Cork jazz pianist and arranger Cormac McCarthy from his Cottage Evolution release. For these and more join Carl at 10....  

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 19 February 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Hear the soulful singing of Nina Simone all this week on The Blue of the Night.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Trio Mediaeval "Aquilonis"; July 6th - July 12th

    All this week, we’ll be listening to the latest Trio Mediaeval CD. “Aquilonis” comprises Icelandic chant, early Italian sacred songs, contemporary Swedish works, 15th-century English carols and Norwegian folk melodies; and it’s the first time the singers have accompanied themselves on instruments.


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