The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Mar 30; On Monday's Blue we play a track from our featured album by Anuoar Brahem(see Blue Tunes, below); Jordi Savall (pictured) and his ensemble Hesperion XXI bridge the gap 'tween East and West; Debussy's Clair de Lune twice - the original followed by a jazzy interpretation; John Metcalfe from a forthcoming album; Jocelyn Pook is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe; singer songwriter Sarah McQuaid is inspired by St Francis of Assisi; jazz piano from the late Michael Garrick; more from Sufjan Stevens' new CD; Francis MacDonald is a drummer and sometime member of Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub - he's just released a CD of String Quartet arrangements - hear some tonight;.  For  these and lots more join Carl  at 10pm...

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

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    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 -

    Anuoar Brahem Souvenance;  March 30th- April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, Souvenance is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

     

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