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 Wednesday 23 April 2014

This Week on Blue....

Carl is joined this Wednesday by pianist Francesco Turrisi and vocalist Michelle O'Rourke for a Blue of the Night session. Both have previously been featured on Blue individually but the two musicians will collaborate and perform their imaginative and thoughtful interpretations of music from the early 17th century in advance of their performance at the final Kaleidoscope of the season next week June. Francesco is guest curator for this final Kaleidoscope.

Last Week on Blue....

Pianist Ivan Ilic is a regular visitor to Ireland. He paid Carl a visit for a Blue of the Night Session and you can listen to the entire interview and session here::

 And you can watch our exclusive video footage here:

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

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


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: Looking Both Ways

Composer: Sosa, Omar

Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)

Album: Senses / Otá / OTA 1026

Duration: 3:53


Title: Suite In D Major - Sarabande & Double

Complete Work Name: Suite In D Major

Composer: Funck, David

Performer(s): Charivari Agreable

Album: Modus Phantasticus / Signum Records / SIGCD041

Duration: 3:58


Title: The Siege - Greensleeves/Recercada Vii

Composer: Anon

Performer(s): Siobhan Armstrong (Harp), Ensemble

Album: Shipwrecked / Heresy / Heresy 1

Duration: 2:55


Title: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano - Sonata V

Complete Work Name: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano

Composer: Cage, John

Performer(s): Herbert Henck (Prepared Piano)

Album: Locations - Herbert Henck - Disk 1 / ECM / 472 828-2

Duration: 1:44


Title: Tiziri

Composer: Kouyate, Lansine

Performer(s): Lansine Kouyate (Balafon), Ira Coleman (Bass), David Neerman (Vibes), Laurent Robin (Drums)

Album: Kouyate-Neerman: Kangaba ~~ Not Available / No Format / 5308530

Duration: 2:37


Title: Cry Baby

Composer: Nelson, Carole

Performer(s): Zrazy; Mariua Walsh (Vocals); Carole Nelson (Sax/Piano), Myles Drennan (Piano); Geraint Robert (Bass); Andyt Bold (Drums)

Album: Private Wars --

Duration: 5:18


Title: Lady Of The Aurian Wood

Composer: Garrick, Michael

Performer(s): Jim Hart (Vibes), Barry Green (Piano), Matt Ridley (Dbl Bass), Steve Brown (Drums)

Album: MJQ Celebration / King's Gambit Records / KGR 001

Duration: 7:12


Title: Quartet No. 3 In C Major For Piano, Violin, Viola And Cello Woo36 - Movement Ii - Adagio Con Espressione

Complete Work Name: Piano Quartet No.3 In C Major Woo36

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Philippe Cassard (Piano), Raphael Oleg (Violin), Miguel Da Silva (Viola), Marc Coppey (Cello)

Album: Beethoven: Quartet Op.16 and Quartet WoO36 No.3 in C major - Philippe Cassard

Duration: 6:35


Title: El Tesorillo

Composer: de Lucia, Paco

Performer(s): Paco De Lucia (Guitar); Diego El Cigala (Voice), Angela Bautista (Voice)

Album: Cositas Buenas / Universal / 0602498660669

Duration: 4:41


Title: Oh Shenandoah

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Vocal)

Album: Charlie Haden - Family and Friends Rambling Boy / Emarcy / 0602517791657

Duration: 3:49


Title: Blue Sky Blues

Complete Work Name: Blue Sky Blues

Composer: Adams, Ryan

Performer(s): Ryan Adams (Vocal)

Album: 29 / Lost Highway / 602498878484

Duration: 5:18


Title: The Apparent Chaos Of Blue

Composer: Travis / Fripp

Performer(s): Theo Travis (Alto Flute), Robert Fripp (Guitar)

Album: Thread / Panegyric / gyrcd001

Duration: 8:50


Title: Two Girls

Performer(s): Rosanne Cash

Album: The River & the Thread (Deluxe)

Duration: 3:52


Title: Desvairada

Composer: Garoto

Performer(s): Mike Marshall (Mandolin) & Chris Thile (Mandolin)

Album: Mike Marshall/ Chris Thile: Into the Cauldron / Sugar Hill Records / SUG CD 3967

Duration: 4:12


Title: Ghosts In The Pond

Composer: Arthur Jeffes

Performer(s): Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Album: A Matter Of Life / Dpc / DPC101

Duration: 4:03


Title: Amrit Anand (Eternal Joy)

Composer: Bhattacharya, Debashish

Performer(s): Debashish Bhattacharya (Slide Guitars0

Album: Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey -- TUGCD1049 / Riverboat Music/ World Circuit Records / TUGCD1049

Duration: 3:06


Title: Dreams Of Elyssia

Composer: Elliott, Maja

Performer(s): Maja Elliott (Piano)

Album: Dreams of Elyssia / 10 to 1 Records / TTO003

Duration: 3:10


Title: When The Moon Rises...

Complete Work Name: When The Moon Rises... (Six Reflections On A Hungarian Folk Song) For 2 Violins, Viola, Cello And Piano

Composer: Leech, Owen

Performer(s): Simon Blendis (Violin), Douglas Patterson (Viola), Marianne Thorsen (Violin), Jane Salmon (Cello), William Howard (Piano)

Album: A White Room Commissions from The Schubert Ensemble's Chamber Music 2000 Project (Recordno:NMCD075) / NMC Recordings / NMCD075

Duration: 4:16


Title: Seachran Si

Composer: Trad arr Jack Talty/Neil O'Loghlen

Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bass); Saileog Ni Cheannabhain, Mattehw Berrill(Clarinet); Mathew Jacobson (Percus, Patrick Groenland (Guitar); Sam Perkin(Keys); Co

Album: Ensemble Eriu -- RRCD004 / Raelach Records / RRCD004

Duration: 7:16


Title: Ar Bhóithrín Na Smaointe

Composer: Munnelly

Performer(s): David Munnelly (Accordion), Ryan Molloy(Piano); Richie Buckley (Soprano Sax)

Album: By Heck / Fréa Records / MWCD 4046

Duration: 3:51


Title: Postscript

Composer: Heaney, Seamus

Performer(s): Seamus Heaney (Recitation)

Album: The Poet & The Piper (Recordno: CCT21CD) / Claddagh Records / CCT21CD

Duration: 1:06


Title: Seinn Alliliu

Complete Work Name: Seinn Alliliu

Composer: O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Performer(s): Cois Cladaigh Chamber Choir

Album: Lux Aeterna / Cois Cladaigh / Cclcd001

Duration: 6:21


Title: Old Friends -- Old Friends

Complete Work Name: Old Friends

Composer: Simon, Paul

Performer(s): Paul Simon (Vocal)

Album: The Essential Paul Simon (Recordno: 5134702) / Columbia/Sony / 5134702

Duration: 2:37


Title: I Do It For Your Love

Composer: Simon, Paul

Performer(s): Herbie Hancock Featuring Paul Simon, Pino Paladino: Bass; Steve Jordan: Drums; Cyro Baptista: Percussion; Gina Gershon: Jew's Harp

Album: Possibilities / WEA International / US3R80503006

Duration: 5:56


Title: I Don't Worry About A Thing

Composer: Allison, Mose

Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocals, Piano), Addison Farmer (Bass), Osie Johnson (Drums)

Album: Allison Wonderland - The Mose Allison Anthology (2-CD) / Rhino / Atlantic Jazz / R2 71689

Duration: 2:19


Title: I Giorni

Complete Work Name: I Giorni

Composer: Einaudi, Ludovico

Performer(s): Ludovico Einaudi (Piano)

Album: Einaudi - Islands: The Essential Einaudi: Deluxe Edition / Decca / 4764491

Duration: 5:59


Title: Adagio Chiaro E Dolcissimo

Composer: Raskatov, Alexander

Performer(s): Goron Jones (Bass) & Carducci Quartet

Album: Monk's Music / Louth Contemporary Music Society / LCMS1302

Duration: 6:02


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

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto In A Minor Op.16

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano), Ulster Orchestra

Album: Grieg - Piano Concerto Etc. / Chandos / Chan8723

Duration: 7:14


Title: Ára Bátur

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal), Sigur Rós, London Sinfonietta, Choristers Of The London Oratory School

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

Duration: 8:56


Title: Mareta No'm Faces Plorar

Composer: Anonymous

Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Vocal), Hesperion Xxi

Album: Ninna Nanna (Recordno: AV9826) ~~ A321608 / Aliavox / AV9826

Duration: 6:02


Title: Allegretto D915 In C Minor

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)

Album: Schubert: Stephen Kovacevich / EMI Classics / 7243 5 55359 2 4

Duration: 5:02


Title: I Think It's Gonna Rain Today

Complete Work Name: I Think It's Gonna Rain Today

Composer: Newman, Randy

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal)

Album: Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back (Recordno: 797520) ~~ PD MW / Virgin / 797520

Duration: 2:26



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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