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 Tuesday 6 May 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

Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh are on an Irish tour this month and on the radio all this week on Blue


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: Intimacy

Composer: Ketil Bjornstad

Performer(s): Elvind Aarset (Guitars), Nora Taksdal(Viola), Kjetil Bjerkestrand(Synthesizers & Percussion), Ketil Bjornstad(Piano & Synthesizers)

Album: Nordic Nights: A Late Junction Compilation (Recordno: Bbclj30062) / BBC / Bbclj30062

Duration: 4:58


Title: Esti Dal

Composer: Kodaly, Zoltan

Performer(s): King's Singers

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Sigcd090) ~~ C916710 / Signum Records / Sigcd090

Duration: 3:17


Title: Clarinet Quintet In A (3rd Movement) Minuet And Trio

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Gabor Takacs-Nagy (Violin), Rebecca Hirsch (Violin), Tim Boulton (Viola), Andrew Shulman (Cello)

Album: Mozart and Weber: Clarinet Quintets / ASV / Cddca1079

Duration: 6:59


Title: Boubacar --

Composer: Frisell, Bill

Performer(s): Bill Frisell

Album: The Intercontinentals / Nonesuch / 79661

Duration: 6:13


Title: Aquela Mulher

Composer: Cantuaria, Vinicius/Frisell, Bill

Performer(s): Vinicius Canuaria (Vocals/Guitar/Percussion), Bill Frisell (Guitars/Loops)

Album: Lagrimas Mexicanas / Naive / NJ 621011

Duration: 5:12


Title: The Other Woman -- Not Available

Composer: Robinson, J.M.

Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: Mood Selection (Recordno: Not Available) / Stars Vintage

Duration: 3:05


Title: Weep, O Mine Eyes

Composer: Bennet, John

Performer(s): New Dublin Voices

Album: Something Beginning with B - New Dublin Voices / New Dublin Voices / 391519 680193

Duration: 2:34


Title: Clock Winder

Composer: Hahn, Hilary/ Bertelmann, Volker

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

Album: Silfra / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 0303

Duration: 2:44


Title: Saturday Sun -- Not Available

Composer: Drake, Nick

Performer(s): Nick Drake (Vocal, Piano)

Album: Five Leaves Left (Recordno: 842 915-2) / Island / 842 915-2

Duration: 4:05


Title: Sonata In G Major Bwv 1027 (1st Movement ) Adagio

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)

Album: Bach: Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba and Harpsichord - Manson and Pinnock / Avie / AV2093

Duration: 3:47


Title: Ombra Mai Fu

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Il Giardino Armonico

Album: Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli (Recordno: 478 2249) / Decca Classics / 478 2249

Duration: 3:28


Title: Structures: Ceramic Avenue

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: 5:17


Title: Getting Some Fun Out Of Life

Composer: Leslie/Burke

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Lester Young (Tenor Saxophone), Buck Clayton (Trumpet), Freddie Green (Guitar), Claude Thornhill (Piano), Walter Page (Bass), Jo Jones (Drums)

Album: Lady Day & Pres 1937 - 1941 / Fremeaux & Associes / F & A 003

Duration: 3:03


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: Ceol Na Phiobaire (The Piper's Song)

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Anna & Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Vocals)

Album: Masters of Tradition / RTE lyric fm / CD117

Duration: 4:13


Title: The High Reel

Composer: Cunningham, Phil/Harper, Addie

Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle), Nathalie Haas (Cello)

Album: Fire And Grace (Recordno: CUL121) / Culburnie / CUL121

Duration: 6:38


Title: Lament For The Children

Composer: Fraser Fiifield

Performer(s): Fraser Fifield Trio

Album: Slow Stream / Tanar / TANCD002

Duration: 4:54


Title: Tic-Tocative

Composer: Jansch / Renbourn

Performer(s): Bert Jansch (Guitar); John Renbourn (Guitar)

Album: Jansch & Renbourn After the Dance / Shanachie / Shanachie 99006

Duration: 1:57


Title: Perfect Day -- Not Available

Composer: Reed, Lou

Performer(s): Lou Reed

Album: 100 Essential Tracks Easy Listening / Sony Music / 88697607522

Duration: 3:47


Title: Piano Sonata In F Sharp Major Op. 78 No. 1 - Movement I - Adagio Cantabile-Allegro Ma Non Tropp

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (complete) - Friedrich Gulda - Disk 7 / Brilliant Classics / 92773/7

Duration: 6:20


Title: La Priere De L'Absent

Composer: Youssef Dhafer

Performer(s): Dhafer Youssef (Oud/Vocals), Wolfgang Muthspiel Guitars; Markus Stockhausen Trumpets, Flh; Deepak Ram Bansuri

Album: Electric Sufi / Enja Records / ENJ-9412 2

Duration: 6:46


Title: The Touch Of Your Lips

Composer: Noble, Ray

Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocal)

Album: A Touch Of Romance / Spectrum / 552 639-2

Duration: 2:42


Title: Blues In The Closet

Composer: Pettiford

Performer(s): Chet Baker

Album: White Blues / Camden / 74321451892

Duration: 7:40


Title: Revelavit(Excerpt)

Composer: Buckley, Linda

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke

Album: -- ~~

Duration: 1:55


Title: Sleep Away

Composer: de Vito, Maria Pia/ Linx, David

Performer(s): Nicky Schrire (Vocals), Nick Paul (Piano), Sam Anning (Bass), Jake Goldbas (Drrums, Perc), Jay Rattman (Clar)

Album: Freedom Flight / Circavision Productions / CDP884-2

Duration: 3:59


Title: My Love's An Arbutus

Composer: Stanford, Charles Villiers

Performer(s): The Mornington Singers

Album: Water Night / Mornington Singers

Duration: 1:55


Title: Genisis - Genisis Theme On Sitar

Composer: Shankar, Ravi

Performer(s): Ravi Shankar (Sitar)

Album: World Cinema Classics - Songs From Movies Around The World / Nascente / NSCD 106

Duration: 4:00


Title: Soukora

Composer: Toure, Ali Farka

Performer(s): Ali Farke Toure (Vox, Guitar), Ry Cooder (Guitar); Hamma Sankare (Calabash); Oumar Toure (Congas)

Album: Talking Timbuktu (Recordno: WCD 040) / World Circuit / WCD 040

Duration: 6:05


Title: Time Stands Still

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute), Ensemble Phoenix Munich

Album: Requiem for a Pink Moon / Harmonia Mundi / HMC 90211

Duration: 4:43


Title: Manenberg Revisited

Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah

Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Piano)

Album: Water from an Ancient Well / Enja / TIP 888-812

Duration: 6:13


Title: Song Xix; Ein Lied (A Song)

Complete Work Name: Schuon Lieder (2004)

Composer: Tavener, John/ Schuon, Frithjof

Performer(s): Patricia Rozario (Soprano), The Schubert Ensemble

Album: John Tavener; Schuon Lieder / Black Box / BBM1101

Duration: 4:50


Title: Cherubic Hymn

Composer: Trad Arr/ P.Chesnokov

Performer(s): The Male Choir Of St Petersburg

Album: The Male Choir of St Petersburg / EMI Classics / 724357316620

Duration: 4:32



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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