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 Wednesday 16 April 2014

The Blue of the Shortest Night Live, Wednesday June 21st at 10pm

Join Carl Corcoran 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 presents an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up includes 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 brings 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 stars 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 guarantees that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory.

The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

This week we feature rarities from the newly-issued "Fixin' To Die" by cult troubadour Jackson C. Frank. He released just one album in his lifetime, produced by Paul Simon in 1965.

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 Curse

Performer(s): Agnes Obel

Album: The Curse - Single

Duration: 6:08


Title: Piano Sonata In B Flat Major Op. 22 - Movement Ii - Adagio Con M

Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)

Duration: 5:53


Title: String Quartet Op 131 In C Sharp Minor - Movement I - Adagio Ma

Performer(s): Alban Berg Quartet

Duration: 7:05


Title: Sehnsucht --

Performer(s): Dieter Ilg (Bass)

Duration: 3:59


Title: Theme From Mystic River

Performer(s): Brad Hatfield (Piano)

Duration: 5:19


Title: Slim Pickin'

Performer(s): Hugh Doolan (All Instruments)

Duration: 5:20


Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)

Duration: 7:29


Title: Last Spring -- Elegiac Melodies, Op.34 No.2

Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)

Duration: 4:49


Title: Music For A While

Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore)

Duration: 3:44


Title: Saratoga Summer Song

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle

Album: Tell My Sister (Remastered) / Nonesuch Records

Duration: 4:08


Title: Your Mother And I

Composer: Loudon Wainwright III

Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Gtr)

Duration: 2:49


Title: Vibrate

Composer: Rufus Wainwright

Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright

Album: Want One / Geffen / 9887273

Duration: 2:41


Title: Bigger Than Home

Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)

Duration: 5:01


Title: Winter Moon

Performer(s): Hoagy Carmichael (Vocal)

Duration: 4:28


Title: Intuition

Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Tore Brunborg (Tenor Saxophone)

Duration: 4:48


Title: The Wildflower Meadow (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Claire Jones (Harp)

Duration: 6:04


Title: Ah Melody

Performer(s): Serge Gainsbourg

Album: L'histoire de Melody Nelson

Duration: 2:00


Title: Hello It's Me

Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal)

Duration: 3:18


Title: Lullaby --

Performer(s): Melvyn Tan (Piano)

Duration: 1:29


Title: Missy

Performer(s): Chris Thile (Vocals, Mandolin)

Duration: 4:08


Title: Going Nowhere

Performer(s): Elliott Smith (Vocal, Guitars)

Duration: 4:06


Title: Pauvre Martin

Performer(s): Barbara

Album: Barbara : Grandes chansons

Duration: 3:12


Title: Harvest Breed

Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute)

Duration: 1:50


Title: Air: Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow

Performer(s): Kevin Burke

Duration: 4:01


Title: Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fuss Auf Liebe Eingestellt

Performer(s): Theo Bleckmann (Vocal)

Duration: 5:35


Title: Solitary Moon -- Not Available

Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal, Piano)

Duration: 5:21


Title: Festival

Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal)

Duration: 9:38


Title: Tres Pecas Nordestinas (2nd Movement) Aboio

Performer(s): Yerko Pinto (Violin)

Duration: 6:23


Title: Juliet

Performer(s): Matthew Bourne (Piano/ Cello)

Duration: 3:37



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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