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 Wednesday 19 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

Andy Irvine, a modern-day troubadour with a distinguished career in folk music and song-writing is our featured Blue artist all this week

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: Goldberg Variation No. 1

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:11


Title: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:45


Title: Passacaglia For Two Harps

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:13


Title: Phoenix

Performer(s): Niebla, Eduardo

Duration: 5:21


Title: Duet

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 5:30


Title: Light Flight

Performer(s): Jansch/ Renbourn / Cox / Mcshee/ Thompson

Duration: 3:28


Title: Oslo / Norwegian Mazurka

Performer(s): Irvine / Traditional

Duration: 5:01


Title: Stars

Performer(s): Yangchen, Soname

Duration: 4:19


Title: We Are The Stars

Performer(s): Komitas

Duration: 4:33


Title: Stairway To The Stars

Performer(s): Malneck / Signorelli / Parish

Duration: 5:20


Title: Profezie, Di Me Diceste

Performer(s): Caldara, Antonio

Duration: 7:53


Title: The Siege - Greensleeves/Recercada Vii

Performer(s): Anon

Duration: 3:10


Title: Basse Breton Rhapsody

Performer(s): Stevenson

Duration: 6:07


Title: Simple Symphony(3rd Movement) Sentimental Sarabande

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 8:10


Title: Stabat Mater (Ave Verum)

Performer(s): Jenkins, Karl

Duration: 3:52


Title: La Cathedrale Engloutie

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:39


Title: Well-Tempered Clavier - Book I - Fugue I, Bwv 846

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 1:58


Title: Interlude

Performer(s): Emerson, Keith

Duration: 1:51


Title: Cadence And Cascade

Performer(s): Fripp / Sinfield

Duration: 4:52


Title: A Remark You Made

Performer(s): Zawinul

Duration: 7:08


Title: "We're Not Programs, Gerty, We're People"

Performer(s): Clint Mansell

Album: Moon (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Duration: 5:25


Title: Cryin' Time

Performer(s): Owens, Buck

Duration: 3:45


Title: I'M So Lonesome I Could Cry

Performer(s): Williams, Hank

Duration: 3:45


Title: Gódan Daginn

Performer(s): Sigur Ros

Duration: 5:30


Title: Piano Quartet In E Flat Major, Woo 36, No 1 - Movement I - Adagi

Performer(s): Beethoven

Duration: 7:21


Title: Track 05

Performer(s): Irvine/Lunny

Duration: 6:11


Title: The King Of Rome

Performer(s): Sudbury, Dave

Duration: 7:53


Title: Mataisah-Hik Sagan

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:23


Title: My One And Only Love

Performer(s): Mellin/Wood

Duration: 5:11


Title: Asta

Performer(s): Danielsson, Lars

Duration: 6:52


Title: Contrapunctus Iii

Performer(s): Bach/Gary Carpenter

Duration: 2:45


Title: Goin' Home

Performer(s): Dvorak

Duration: 5:57


Title: Willie Of Winsbury (Child 100)

Performer(s): Trad Adapted Sir Francis James Child

Duration: 6:06



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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