The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 7 April 2014
In the run up to New Music Dublin Festival this weekend, Carl will be focusing on the best Irish contemporary music - both performers and composers. We'll share some of the vibrant talent in the contemporary music scene - from Deane to Doyle, Buckley to Barry and more - and on Wednesday night pianist/composer Izumi Kimura joins Carl for a Blue Room Session - tunes, choices and a little chat.
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.