The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    May 4. Eamonn sits in for Carl on this May Bank Holiday with a tasteful mix of singer-songwriter, world, folk, jazz, ambient and chamber music, including a piece for solo piano by Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat (photo © REUTERS / Danny Moloshok); Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" performed by Cuban jazz pianist Ramón Valle; folk artist Olivia Chaney, from "The Longest River"; 2 Kurt Weill compositions; young German drummer Eva Klesse and her quartet; 2 x Ernest Chausson; a song by Irishman Roesy; 4 short Scriabin préludes interpreted by Vladimir Ashkenazy; a Beethoven piano piece adapted for jazz violin; and our first samples of the week from birthday boy Keith Jarrett (see Blue Tunes below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 1 April 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Sergei Rachmaninov's - inextricably Russian - orchestral and chamber works are featured on the programme all this week: enjoy rhapsodic majesty, minor keys and melancholy, nightly.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -


    Keith Jarrett ;  May  4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio . Together for 30 years, they are  one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. His reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith.


                      Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package should reach you mid-week...


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