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 Monday 21 April 2014

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell(left) 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(right). 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

This week, we feature nightly selections from Senses, a new, neo-classical solo piano album by Omar Sosa, recorded while the Grammy-nominated performer was an artist-in-residence i

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: Piano Concerto (2nd Movement) Andante Poco Sostenuto

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto, Op. 85

Composer: Kvandal, Johan

Performer(s): Havard Gimse (Piano), Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra

Album: Johansen/Kvandal - Piano Concertos / Simax / PSC 1234

Duration: 9:55


Title: Structures: Well For The Sweat Of The Moon

Composer: Budd / Partridge

Performer(s): Andy Partridge (Instruments), Harold Budd (Vocal And Instruments)

Album: Through the Hill - Andy Partridge / Harold Budd / All Saints Records / HNCD 1484

Duration: 3:24


Title: Always Hopeful

Composer: Sriram, Shrikant

Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Piano), Josemi Carmona (Guitar), Shrikant Sriram (Bass, Flute), Vivek Rajagopalan, Khaled Yassine, Amade Cossa (Percussion)

Album: OK World / Jazzland Recordings / 376 365-5

Duration: 6:11


Title: A Thousand Kisses Deep

Composer: Cohen / Robinson

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Dave Whitford (Bass)

Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep / Trail Belle Records / TBR03

Duration: 5:20


Title: Concerto For Cello And Orchestra (3rd Movement) Andante

Complete Work Name: Concerto For Cello And Orchestra, Op.17 (1936)

Composer: Hovhaness, Alan

Performer(s): Janos Starker (Cello), Seattle Symphony

Album: Alan Hovhaness - Symphony No.22 / Cello Concerto (Recordno: 8.559158) / Naxos / 8.559158

Duration: 11:45


Title: Cruel Sister

Composer: Woods, Terry

Performer(s): Jacqui Mcshee (Vocals), Pentangle

Album: Anthems In Eden / Sanctuary Records / CMXBX 1030

Duration: 7:01


Title: Snowblind (Variation On Anoranza From Granados' 6 Pieces On Spanish Folksongs)

Composer: Amos, Tori

Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/Vocal), Apollon Musagete Quartet, Laura Lucas (Flute), Nigel Shore (Oboe), Andreas Ortensamer (Clarinet)

Album: Night of Hunters / Deutsche Grammophon / 477 9791

Duration: 3:15


Title: Veinte Anos

Composer: Morva, T.

Performer(s): Alfredo Rodríguez (Piano, Keyboards), Javier Porta (Flute), Peter Slavov (Bass), Henry Cole (Drums), Et Al

Album: Alfredo Rodríguez - The Invasion Parade / Mack Avenue / MAC 1079

Duration: 4:58


Title: Prospectors Arrive

Composer: Greenwood

Performer(s): Jonny Greenwood

Album: There Will Be Blood - Soundtrack / Nonesuch / 7559799572

Duration: 4:31


Title: Fading Glow

Composer: Hopkins

Performer(s): Jon Hopkins

Album: Opalescent / Just Music / TAO006

Duration: 7:08


Title: Adio Querida (Goodbye My Dear One)

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Juan Martín (Flamenco Guitar), Abdul Salam Kheir (Oud), Chris Karan (Tabla), Rony Barrak (Darabuka), Stephen Dummer (Reeds)

Album: Musica Alhambra - Juan Martín (Recordno: FV04) / Flamenco Vision / FV04

Duration: 3:58


Title: Album Of Melodies - Andante

Complete Work Name: Álbum De Melodías

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Douglas Riva (Piano)

Album: Granados - Album Of Melodies (Recordno: 8.557142) / Naxos / 8.557142

Duration: 3:15


Title: Íllgresi

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal), Sigur Rós

Album: With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly - Sigur Ros / EMI Records / 5099922872821

Duration: 4:13


Title: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Complete Work Name: Dale's Wail

Composer: Koehler / Moll / Barris

Performer(s): Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Oscar Peterson (Organ), Barney Kessel (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), J.C. Heard (Drums)

Album: Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz Trumpet Giant / Proper Records / P1376

Duration: 3:21


Title: January Song

Composer: Bragg

Performer(s): Billy Bragg

Album: Tooth & Nail / Cooking Vinyl / COOKCD580P

Duration: 2:16


Title: Thursday

Composer: Carthy, Eliza

Performer(s): Eliza Carthy (Vocals)

Album: Neptune / Hem Hem Records / Promo CD

Duration: 5:16


Title: The Spirit Was Gone

Composer: Antony And The Johnsons

Performer(s): Antony

Album: Swanlights / Rough Trade / RTRADCD573

Duration: 3:17


Title: Ill Wind

Composer: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler

Performer(s): Norah Jones (Vocal), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Ernie Watts (Tenor Sax), Alan Broadbent (Piano), Rodney Green (Drums), Studio String Orchestra

Album: Sophisticated Ladies Charlie Haden Quartet West / Universal / 0602527508160

Duration: 4:25


Title: Speira - Stasimo

Complete Work Name: Speira

Composer: Jalkanen, Pekka

Performer(s): Kristina Kuusisto (Bandoneon), Mari Mantyla (Decacorde)

Album: Speira - Duo Dryades / Alba Records / ABCD 229

Duration: 4:23


Title: April The 14th Part 1

Composer: Welch / Rawlings

Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar), David Rawlings (Guitar)

Album: Time (The Revelator) / Acony Records / ACNY-0103

Duration: 5:10


Title: Tom Traubert's Blues

Complete Work Name: Tom Traubert's Blues

Composer: Waits, Tom

Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)

Album: Small Change / Island / 34770

Duration: 6:24


Title: 3.25

Composer: Sosa, Omar

Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)

Album: Senses / Otá / OTA 1026

Duration: 3:29


Title: My Darling's Downsized

Composer: Wood, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Guitar), Andy Gangadeen (Drums); Robert Jarvis (Trombone); Barney Morse Brown (Cello)

Album: Handmade Life / English Accoustic Collective / RUFCD012

Duration: 5:15


Title: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor Op. 24/1 (3rd Movement) Andante Molto Espressivo

Complete Work Name: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor Op. 24/1

Composer: Enescu, George

Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)

Album: Enescu: Piano Music Volume 2 - Luiza Borac - Disk 2 / Avie / AV25081

Duration: 9:11


Title: He Fades Away

Performer(s): Andy Irvine

Album: Parachilna

Duration: 4:11


Title: Then The Letting Go

Composer: Bonnie Prince Billy

Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy, Emmett Kelly (Guitar), Daim Mccarthy (Vocals), Paul Oldham (Bass), Valgeir Sigurdsson (Mixing), Jim White (Drums

Album: The Letting Go - Bonnie Prince Billy / Domino Records / WIGCD182

Duration: 5:19


Title: Goodbye

Composer: Vallon, Colin

Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Double Bass), Julian Sartorius (Drums)

Album: Le Vent - Colin Vallon Trio / ECM Records / ECM 2347 376 2782

Duration: 5:34



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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