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 Tuesday 11 March 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

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: Silencium

Performer(s): Prizeman, Robert

Duration: 5:18


Title: Ombra Mai Fu

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 3:45


Title: Heavy Weather

Performer(s): York, Andrew

Duration: 8:08


Title: Clohinne Hills

Performer(s): Murphy, Briege

Duration: 5:01


Title: Lord Franklin

Performer(s): Trad Arr Burke/O'Domhnaill

Duration: 4:11


Title: Alas De Plata

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:41


Title: El Tesorillo

Performer(s): De Lucia, Paco

Duration: 4:56


Title: Modul 46

Performer(s): Bartsch Nik

Duration: 7:31


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Performer(s): Byrd, William

Duration: 6:00


Title: Wild Horses

Performer(s): Jagger / Richards

Duration: 6:16


Title: Rossinyol

Performer(s): Trad Catalan Arr Pujol,Whelan, Dunning

Duration: 4:34


Title: Rondo Contemporaneo

Performer(s): Luciano, Luca

Duration: 2:18


Title: Tug Of War

Performer(s): Siem, Sasha

Duration: 2:19


Title: Jessica's Sunwheel

Performer(s): David Darling

Album: Cycles

Duration: 5:36


Title: Romance No.1 In G For Violin And Small Orchestra

Performer(s): Reger, Max

Duration: 8:45


Title: Veirleh Mir Gnad Zu Dieser Frist

Performer(s): Sholdice, Garrett

Duration: 7:57


Title: Lichen

Performer(s): Aphex Twin

Album: Selected Ambient Works, Vol, 2

Duration: 4:28


Title: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Performer(s): Arlen / Koehler

Duration: 2:43


Title: Vayamos Al Diablo

Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor

Duration: 3:06


Title: Devil Got My Woman

Performer(s): James, Nehemiah (Skip)

Duration: 5:08


Title: Danny Boy

Performer(s): Trad Arr Moore/ Rolfe

Duration: 3:03


Title: Danny Boy

Performer(s): Trad/Weatherly

Duration: 3:55


Title: Go Your Way

Performer(s): Briggs, Annie

Duration: 5:39


Title: Sonata In G Minor For Cello And Piano Op. 19 - 3rd Movement - A

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 6:07


Title: Partita No. 3 In E Major For Solo Violin (Prelude)

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:37


Title: Juuichi

Performer(s): Moret, Patrice

Duration: 3:45


Title: My One And Only Thrill

Performer(s): Gardot, Melody

Duration: 6:27



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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