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 Monday 10 March 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

The compositions of Dublin-born conductor, educator and composer Charles Villiers Stanford are featured 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: Pour Irina

Performer(s): Ligeti, Gyorgy

Duration: 4:19


Title: Epilogue From Wonderlawn

Performer(s): Bryars, Gavin

Duration: 7:32


Title: The Blue Bird

Performer(s): Stanford, Charles Villiers

Duration: 4:06


Title: Arrival/Departure

Performer(s): Roth, Simon

Duration: 5:14


Title: The Night We Met

Performer(s): Mendoza, Vince

Duration: 3:45


Title: Michelangelo '70

Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor

Duration: 3:06


Title: Deploration Sur La Mort De Ockeghem

Performer(s): Josquin Desprez

Duration: 6:07


Title: Sonata No.1 In B Minor (3rd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 3:32


Title: Tabhair Dom Do Lamh - Fade At Applause

Performer(s): O Riada, Sean

Duration: 4:26


Title: Sabh Ni Buruinnealadh

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:17


Title: Kind Man's Kiss

Performer(s): Siem, Sasha

Duration: 1:47


Title: They Long To Be (Close To You)

Performer(s): Bacharach / David

Duration: 4:01


Title: Spencer The Rover

Performer(s): Martyn, John

Duration: 3:57


Title: Bats In The Attic

Performer(s): Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon

Duration: 3:58


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 7:53


Title: Come Mai Puoi Vedermi Piangere

Performer(s): Marcello, Benedetto

Duration: 5:28


Title: Cry Baby

Performer(s): Nelson, Carole

Duration: 5:33


Title: She's Leaving The Bank

Performer(s): Rooder, Ry & Dickinson, Jim

Duration: 6:17


Title: Cheikhna Demba

Performer(s): Diabate, Toumani

Duration: 4:41


Title: Re:Stacks

Performer(s): Bon Iver

Album: For Emma, Forever Ago

Duration: 6:56


Title: Snails In The Creek

Performer(s): Rodríguez, Alfredo

Duration: 3:45


Title: Cello Concerto No.2 In D (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 6:15


Title: Apr?S Un R?Ve Opus7/1

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 3:40


Title: Nu Falmer Skoven

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:46


Title: Appeltrodet (Appletree)/ Ringvalsen

Performer(s): Ulvsand, Jens

Duration: 5:16


Title: Joy Chant

Performer(s): Marilyn Mazur

Duration: 3:27


Title: Mr Wonderful

Performer(s): Thompson, Marc Anthony

Duration: 2:26


Title: Voices Of Parents Rip

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 5:29


Title: Waltz For Debby

Performer(s): Evans, Bill

Duration: 7:14


Title: Iii: Poco Adagio

Performer(s): Rochberg, George

Duration: 2:29


Title: Asparagus

Performer(s): Wood, Chris

Duration: 3:55


Title: Harvest Moon

Performer(s): Young, Neil

Duration: 5:16


Title: The Man Who Fell From Grace...

Composer: 3epkano

Performer(s): 3epkano

Album: 3epkano / Smiling Politely Records / Spr012

Duration: 5:25


Title: Lullaby For Imke

Performer(s): Hart, Billy

Duration: 6:50



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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