The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 8 April 2014

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell 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. 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

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.

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: The Prophet --

Performer(s): Jon Anderson (Vocals)

Duration: 6:53


Title: Viejo Caballo Alazan/Interlude:Guri

Performer(s): Chango Spasiuk (Accordian)

Duration: 5:22


Title: Another Time, Another Place

Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano)

Duration: 6:58


Title: Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade - Il Vecchio Castello

Duration: 5:39


Title: Going To California

Performer(s): Led Zeppelin

Album: Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered)

Duration: 3:46


Title: Fantasy For Clarinet And Strings

Performer(s): John Finucane (Clarinet)

Duration: 5:25


Title: Mirrorball

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal)

Duration: 5:02


Title: Ricercar (8)

Performer(s): Paul O'Dette (Lute)

Duration: 2:44


Title: Adagio For Violin And Orchestra In E K261

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin)

Duration: 7:01


Title: Cello Suite No.1 In G (5th Movement) Menuet

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)

Duration: 3:20


Title: May You Never

Composer: Martyn

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Solid Air / Island / IMCD274

Duration: 3:42


Title: May It Be

Performer(s): Hayley Westenra (Soprano)

Duration: 3:57


Title: Khovanshchina: Prelude

Duration: 6:31


Title: The Gramophone

Performer(s): Sam Jackson (Piano)

Duration: 5:01


Title: Black Mountain Side

Performer(s): Led Zeppelin

Album: Led Zeppelin (Remastered)

Duration: 2:27


Title: San Jacinto

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocals)

Duration: 7:13


Title: Double Bass Duo

Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)

Duration: 2:52


Title: Taking Tiger Mountain

Performer(s): Eno (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Electronics)

Duration: 5:48


Title: Cello Concerto No.2 In D - Adagio

Performer(s): Stefan Popov (Cello)

Duration: 5:38


Title: The Chickens They Are Crowing

Performer(s): Sarah Mcquaid (Vocals)

Duration: 5:48


Title: Prelude No. 2, Opus 11

Performer(s): Chick Corea (Piano)

Duration: 5:21


Title: Black Rain

Performer(s): Tom Chaplin (Vocals)

Duration: 4:01


Title: Lullaby (Kolibel'naya)

Performer(s): Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)

Duration: 5:28


Title: Bron-Yr-Aur

Composer: Jimmy Page

Performer(s): Led Zeppelin

Album: Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

Duration: 2:21


Title: Goldberg Variations Bwv 988 - Aria

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)

Duration: 3:48


Title: In Your Eyes --

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocals)

Duration: 6:40


Title: Take Me For A Buggy Ride

Performer(s): Bessie Smith (Vocal)

Duration: 2:54



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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