The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 17 April 2014

This Week on Blue....

With his unique genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk and classical styles, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger is a master of the unexpected, darting from Swedish polkas to Brazilian choro before segueing seamlessly into a soul classic - all delivered with the rollicking abandon of a hootenanny. He has worked alongside great improvisers such as Stéphane Grappelli, Martin Hayes, Jerry Douglas and Béla Fleck and produced an array of critically-acclaimed albums. He embarks on a Music Network tour this week and his catalogue is under the Blue Spotlight all week. Darol and his Republic of Strings visit with Carl on Tuesday night.

And Last Week on Blue....

You can listen again here to Luka Bloom's visit with Carl:

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.


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: Concerto For Flute And Strings - Ii: Un Poco Andante E Piano

Complete Work Name: Concerto For Flute And Strings In D Major

Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Performer(s): Jan De Winne (Traverse Flute), Il Gardellino

Album: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Concertos For Various Instruments / Accent / ACC 24285

Duration: 6:49


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

Complete Work Name: Pictures At An Exhibition

Composer: Mussorgsky, Modest

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition (Recordno: 4475 7717) / Decca / 4475 7717

Duration: 5:24


Title: Pentopia

Composer: Barr/Deamer/Judge/McMurchie

Performer(s): Get The Blessing

Album: OC DC (North America Deluxe Edition) / Naim Jazz / naimcd 170

Duration: 8:01


Title: I Don't Want To Love You No More

Composer: Frank, Jackson

Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Fixin' To Die / Secret Records / SECCD086

Duration: 2:39


Title: Verso

Composer: Vaananen, Timo

Performer(s): Timo Vaananen (Elec Kantele)

Album: Musikkia / Maanite

Duration: 6:55


Title: String Quartet No.4 (2nd Movement)

Complete Work Name: String Quartet No.4 "Buczak" (1989)

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins), Eoin Schmidt Martin (Viola), Emma Denton (Cello)

Album: Philip Glass String Quartets Nos. 1-4 - Carducci Quartet (Recordno: 8.559636) / Naxos / 8.559636

Duration: 6:46


Title: Lullaby

Composer: Westbrook, Mike

Performer(s): Phil Minton, Kate Westbrook (Voices), Peter Whyman, Alan Wakeman, Chris Biscoe (Saxophones), Mike Westbrook (Piano), Mike Westbrook Brass Band

Album: Glad Day - Settings of William Blake / Enja Records / ENJ-9376 2

Duration: 3:19


Title: Spring Song

Composer: Husband, Gary

Performer(s): Gary Husband (Piano), Alex Machacek (Guitar)

Album: Now / Abstractlogix / ABLX 041

Duration: 4:40


Title: When I Look In Your Eyes

Composer: L Bricusse

Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Gordon Beck (Keyboards)

Album: No Tears, No Goodbyes / Owl / OWL038CD

Duration: 6:48


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Op.102

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Dmitri Alexeev (Piano), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Relax More (Recordno: Cfmcd32) ~~ G365808 / Classic FM / Cfmcd32

Duration: 6:08


Title: Miroloi (Lament)

Composer: Daly, Ross

Performer(s): Ross Daly (Cretan Lyra), Tim Powell (Bass)

Album: A Late Junction Compilation No.1 / BBC / BBCLJ30042

Duration: 7:59


Title: Thieving Boy

Complete Work Name: The Criminal

Composer: Dankworth / Owen

Performer(s): Cleo Laine (Vocal), Johnny Dankworth

Album: Let's Slip Away - Film And TV 1960 - 1973 / Universal / 0-06007-5317621-4

Duration: 2:53


Title: The Begging Song

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Martin Carthy (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Swarbrick (Fiddle)

Album: English Roots Music / World Music Network / RGNET1018CD

Duration: 4:34


Title: Write A Letter

Composer: Carthy

Performer(s): Eliza Carthy

Album: Neptune (recordno: Hhr001cd) / Hem Hem Records / HHR001CD

Duration: 5:29


Title: Feeling Good --

Composer: Newley, Anthony/Bricusse, Leslie

Performer(s): Ane Brun

Album: Songs 2003-2013 / Balloon Ranger Recordings / DEMPRCD13

Duration: 3:05


Title: Sur Le Fleuve

Composer: Brahem, Anour

Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Francois Couturier (Piano); Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordian)

Album: Le Voyage de Sahar (Recordno: 987 4651) / ECM / 987 4651

Duration: 6:33


Title: Poison Tree

Composer: Orton, Beth/ William Blake

Performer(s): Beth Orton (Vocals/ Guitar), Rob Burger (All Keys), Brian Blade (Drums, Perc), Sebastian Steinberg (Bass)

Album: Sugaring Season / Anti / 7118-2

Duration: 4:05


Title: Adnan Songbook - Song V

Complete Work Name: Adnan Songbook

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Valerie Anderson (Soprano), Gavin Bryars Ensemble

Album: Gavin Bryars - A Portrait (2-CD) (Recordno: 473 296-2) / Philips / 473 296-2

Duration: 4:04


Title: Exit Music (For A Film)

Composer: Radiohead

Performer(s): Aminah Hughes (Voice), No Crows

Album: On The Moon - No Crows ~~ PD EL / Whirling Discs / WHRL 0015

Duration: 4:09


Title: Bulletproof

Composer: Radiohead

Performer(s): Christopher O'Riley (Piano)

Album: True Love Waits - Christopher O' Riley Plays Radiohead / Sony / Sk87321

Duration: 3:02


Title: Lyric Epiphony

Composer: McGrath,Mark Anthony

Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)

Album: Champagne and Onions / MA-MCG / MA-MCG4

Duration: 10:22


Title: Serenity

Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah

Performer(s): Abudlullah Ibrahim (Piano, Flute), Cleave Guyton (Reeds), Eugen Bazijan, Scott Roller (Celli),

Album: Mukashi: Once Upon A Time - Abdullah Ibrahim / Intuition / INT 3431 2

Duration: 3:59


Title: There Is No Greater Love

Composer: Jones / Symes

Performer(s): Amy Winehouse (Vocals)

Album: New Jazz Generation (2-CD) / EMI / 986 9059

Duration: 2:06


Title: The Old Triangle

Composer: Trad Arr Jansch

Performer(s): Bert Jansch (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: The Black Swan -- SANCS430 / Sanctuary Records / SANCS430

Duration: 4:06


Title: My Lagan Love

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: The Irish Piano / RTE lyric fm / CD138

Duration: 3:27


Title: We Are The Stars

Composer: Komitas

Performer(s): Jan Gabarek (Soprano And Tenor Sax), The Hilliard Ensemble

Album: Officium Novum (Recordno: 476 3855) / ECM / 476 3855

Duration: 4:18


Title: Con Permiso

Composer: Montón, José Luis

Performer(s): José Luis Montón (Guitar)

Album: Solo Guitarra / ECM Records / ECM 2246 279 0949

Duration: 4:51



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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