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 Thursday 10 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: African Bluesman

Performer(s): Ayub Ogada (Vocals), Trevor Warren (Guitar)

Duration: 4:42


Title: April

Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano)

Duration: 4:32


Title: Woman You Must Be Crazy

Performer(s): Aaron "T-Bone" Walker (Vocals, Guitar)

Duration: 4:08


Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor (1st Movement)

Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)

Duration: 11:33


Title: Have A Little Faith In Me

Performer(s): Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Bari)

Duration: 4:40


Title: Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)

Duration: 4:01


Title: Sara

Composer: Bob Dylan

Performer(s): Bob Dylan

Album: Desire / Columbia / CD 32570

Duration: 5:28


Title: Can We Still Be Friends?

Performer(s): Gwilym Simcock (Piano)

Duration: 12:34


Title: Symphony No.3 In F Op90 (3rd Movement) Andante

Duration: 6:23


Title: Cold Cold Feeling

Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocal, Guitar)

Duration: 3:27


Title: Three Preludes - Ii. Andante Con Moto E Poco Rubato

Performer(s): Frank Braley (Piano)

Duration: 4:07


Title: Lullaby For Grown Ups - Sketches Version

Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals)

Duration: 2:33


Title: Godfather's Waltz

Performer(s): Filarmonica Della Scala

Duration: 2:30


Title: Audrey

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax)

Duration: 3:48


Title: Prelude In F Minor

Performer(s): Philip Aaberg (Piano)

Duration: 5:24


Title: Mounsiers Almaine

Performer(s): Steve Kostelnik (Guitar)

Duration: 6:02


Title: 3

Performer(s): Maeve Gilchrist (Harp)

Duration: 4:33


Title: Both Sides Now -- Both Sides Now

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal)

Duration: 5:58


Title: The Protecting Veil (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Amy Dickson (Soprano Sax)

Duration: 15:20


Title: Then The Letting Go

Performer(s): Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Album: The Letting Go

Duration: 5:34


Title: Glory Shoes

Performer(s): Finian Divilly (Guitar/Vocals)

Duration: 4:41


Title: A Time For Love

Performer(s): Honor Heffernan (Vocals)

Duration: 5:10


Title: 'Ness (2nd Movement) - Sadness

Performer(s): Fergus Hetherington (Violin)

Duration: 4:14


Title: Ashes

Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin); Volker Bertelmann (Prep Piano)

Duration: 3:32


Title: After The Rain - 8. Motet (Excerpt)

Duration: 4:09


Title: The Winner Takes It All

Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals)

Duration: 4:55


Title: Campfire

Performer(s): Jon Hopkins (Sounds)

Duration: 2:51


Title: Mad John

Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Instruments)

Duration: 6:29


Title: Quietly There

Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal)

Duration: 6:24



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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