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 Monday 7 April 2014

This Week on Blue....

Pianist Ivan Ilic is a regular visitor to Ireland and returns this month for a brief tour. The Serbian-American Paris-based pianist has signed a new multi-album recording contract with Chandos Records, following internationally acclaimed recordings of Godowsky and Feldman. His first project under the label will be a series devoted to the solo piano works of Czech composer Antoine Reicha, a contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven. Ivan joins Carl Wednesday night for a Blue of the Night Session and we'll feature tracks from Ivan's extensive discography all week. You can watch him perform here:

Listen Again...

Raised in the heart of the Kerry Gaeltacht and immersed in traditional music since childhood, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is one of Ireland's leading traditional singers. For thirteen years she was the singer and flute player with Danú before embarking on a solo career that encompasses a wide range of activities including singing, composing, tutoring and most recently broadcasting. While she maintains a strict adherence to the tradition in much of her music, she is also determined to add other colours to her palette with some recent musical adventures. Enjoy this wide range all week on Blue as she is under the Blue spotlight. And on Wednesday Muireann joins us for a Live Session accompanied by the brilliant Gerry O'Beirne. (Photo:Bríd Ní Luasaigh)

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Aaron Thibeaux Walker aka T-Bone was one of the most influential musicians to rise up from the fertile Texas blues scene; he's our Blue Tunes feature this week.


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: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us

Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals, Fiddle)

Duration: 3:40


Title: Body And Soul -- Not Available

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax)

Duration: 5:08


Title: Prelude And Fugue In G

Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)

Duration: 4:10


Title: Chonguri

Performer(s): Thomas Demenga (Cello)

Duration: 1:37


Title: Madrigal

Performer(s): Jon Anderson (Vocals)

Duration: 2:42


Title: The Coolin -- Not Available

Performer(s): Li Kai (Gu Zheng)

Duration: 2:41


Title: Love For Sale

Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal)

Duration: 4:08


Title: Watching The Wheels

Performer(s): Lennon, John

Duration: 3:22


Title: Equinox

Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Sax)

Duration: 8:52


Title: Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Op.68 (1st Movement) Un Poco Sostenuto

Duration: 19:15


Title: Kneel Before Him

Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin)

Duration: 4:56


Title: Your Move (Acoustic Version)

Performer(s): Steve Howe (Guitar)

Duration: 3:44


Title: Agnus Dei -- Battaglia & Requiem

Duration: 3:33


Title: Maids Of Castlebar

Performer(s): Li Kai (Gu Zheng)

Duration: 3:14


Title: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: I Love You Porgy

Duration: 3:48


Title: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor Op. 115 (1st Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Paul Meyer (Clarinet)

Duration: 13:03


Title: Vienna

Performer(s): Ultravox

Album: The Voice

Duration: 4:50


Title: Raglan Road/Fainne Gael An Lae

Performer(s): Li Kai (Gu Zheng)

Duration: 3:29


Title: Piano Trio In A Major (1st Movement) Moderato

Duration: 10:10


Title: The Boy With The Gun

Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vcls,Gtr.Organ)

Duration: 5:33


Title: Divertimento No.11 - Andantino

Duration: 5:11


Title: Sketch For Winter

Performer(s): Vini Reilly (Guitar)

Duration: 2:39



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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