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 Thursday 20 February 2014

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell 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. 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

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

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: Father

Performer(s): Schrire, Nicky

Duration: 3:45


Title: Asturiana

Performer(s): De Falla, Manuel

Duration: 3:07


Title: String Qrt No 4 In E Minor (Iii) Andante

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 6:48


Title: Don't Smoke In Bed

Performer(s): Robison, Carson

Duration: 5:47


Title: Black Musette

Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas

Duration: 4:36


Title: Mood Indigo

Performer(s): Ellington, Duke/Mills, Irving

Duration: 2:43


Title: Clarinet Quintet In A (2nd Movement) Larghetto

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 6:09


Title: Sanctus

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 4:59


Title: The Forest

Performer(s): Jukka Linkola

Duration: 2:27


Title: Snow

Composer: turner

Performer(s): Turner, Pierce

Duration: 4:44


Title: The Changes Stay The Same Part 1

Performer(s): Riley, Terry

Duration: 5:48


Title: Both Sides Now

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 5:58


Title: Lyric Suite Seven Elegiac Pieces - Elegy 2

Performer(s): Wilson, Ian

Duration: 2:17


Title: Variations On A Theme By Schumann Iii

Performer(s): Hays, Kevin

Duration: 4:00


Title: Tongue Tied

Performer(s): Portman, Emily

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Nursery

Performer(s): Riley, Terry

Duration: 5:24


Title: Seven Sisters (Inspired By Bach's Prelude In Cmin)

Performer(s): Amos, Tori

Duration: 3:01


Title: Toast

Performer(s): Amos, Tori

Duration: 3:57


Title: Prelude And Fugue In E Flat Minor

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 8:24


Title: Allegro

Performer(s): Abel, Carl Friedrich

Duration: 3:34


Title: My Romance

Performer(s): Rodgers -Hart

Duration: 3:28


Title: I Only Have Time To Say I Love You

Performer(s): Kelehan, Noel

Duration: 5:20


Title: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Performer(s): Taylor/Dalllas

Duration: 3:19


Title: Wade In The Water

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:19


Title: Speak Low

Performer(s): Nash / Weill

Duration: 5:45


Title: Lost In The Stars

Performer(s): Anderson / Weill

Duration: 4:11


Title: In Amsterdam

Performer(s): Klabund / Dress

Duration: 3:33


Title: Youkali Tango

Performer(s): Fernay / Weill

Duration: 6:53


Title: Childmoon Smile

Performer(s): Copland, Marc

Duration: 6:54


Title: Violin Concerto - Movement I - Andante Tranquillo

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 11:31


Title: Takk...

Performer(s): Sigur Rós

Album: Takk...

Duration: 2:12


Title: Familiar

Performer(s): Frahm, Nils

Duration: 5:53



Contact the Show

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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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