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 Tuesday 8 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. (Photo by Irina Popa)

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: 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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