The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 8 May 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 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: String Quartet No. 2 (I)

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet

Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass / Orange Mountain Music/Music Network / OMM/Music Network Promo

Duration: 2:19


Title: Asleep (From Five Tango Sensations)

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, La Mystère Des Voix Bulgares

Album: A Thousand Thoughts / Nonesuch 536952 / 536952

Duration: 5:26


Title: My Funny Valentine --

Composer: Rodgers / Hart

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Chet Baker (Vocals, Trumpet), Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano), Billy Higgins (Drums)

Album: Silence - Charlie Haden (Recordno: 121172-2) / Black Saint / 121172-2

Duration: 5:37


Title: How Long Has This Been Going On? --

Composer: Gershwin G / Gershwin I

Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocals, Trumpet), Kenny Drew (Piano) Et Al

Album: It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings (Recordno: OJC20 303-2) / Riverside / OJC20 303-2

Duration: 4:10


Title: Miserere Mei, Deus -- Not Available

Composer: Monte, Philippe de

Performer(s): Terry Wey. Jakob Huppmann (Countertenor), Tore Tom Denys, Thomas Kunne, Tim Scott Whiteley, Ulfried Staber, Cinquecento

Album: Philippe de Monte: Missa Ultimi Miei Sospiri - Cinquecento / Hyperion Records / CDA67658

Duration: 3:06


Title: Oboe And Violin Concerto In D Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Kennedy (Violin), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe) Daniel Stabrawa (Violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Kennedy Plays Bach / EMI / 724355709127

Duration: 5:22


Title: My Song -- Not Available

Composer: Jarrett, Keith

Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Guitar)

Album: One Quiet Night ~~ 57433 / Warner Bros / 9362484732

Duration: 4:15


Title: Children's Song

Composer: Corea, Chick

Performer(s): Chick Corea (Keyboards), Return To Forever

Album: Light As A Feather (2-CD) / Polydor / 557 115-2

Duration: 2:52


Title: This House Is Empty Now

Composer: Costello/bacharach

Performer(s): Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach

Album: Painted from Memory

Duration: 5:04


Title: Sonata K209

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Elena Zucchini (Classical Guitar)

Album: Elena Zucchini: Classical Guitar / Draft Audio

Duration: 4:08


Title: Cello Concerto In E Minor Op.85 (3rd Movement)

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Elgar: Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures ~~ H0193 / EMI / CDC 747329 2

Duration: 5:15


Title: Kyrie -- Mass In C Major Op 86

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Christiane Eda-Pierre (Soprano); Patricia Payne (Alto), Robert Tear (Tenor); Kurt Moll (Bass), London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Choir

Album: Mass in C Major Op 86 / Brilliant Classics / 5028421553740

Duration: 5:51


Title: Petite Reine

Composer: Arthur H

Performer(s): Gianmaria Testa

Album: Lampo / Le Chant du Monde / 274 1546

Duration: 3:39


Title: Ain't Misbehavin' -- Ain't Misbehavin'

Composer: Razaf, Andy/Waller, Thomas Fats

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong (Trumpet), The All Stars

Album: Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats / Columbia/LEGACY / CK 64927

Duration: 4:01


Title: Aminata Santoro

Composer: Diabate, Toumani

Performer(s): Toumani Diabate (Kora), Keletigui Diabate (Balafon); Bassekou Kouyate (Ngoni)

Album: The Best Of Toumani Diabate ~~ R401410 / Palm Pictures / Hncd1462

Duration: 6:43


Title: Big In Japan

Composer: Lloyd/ Mertens/ Gold

Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocal), Ane Brun (Guitar)

Album: Ane Brun: Changing of the Seasons / Determine Records / DEMCD10

Duration: 3:10


Title: Night Of The Skeptic

Composer: Orton

Performer(s): Tin Hat Trio

Album: The Rodeo Eroded ~~ R392214 / Ropeadope / RCD16016

Duration: 2:48


Title: Farley Bridge

Composer: Chisolm, Duncan

Performer(s): Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle) And Natalie Haas (Cello)

Album: Abundance / Culburnie Records / CUL124

Duration: 4:02


Title: Here's To Life

Composer: Butler / Molinary

Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocals), Till Brönner (Trumpet); Alex Minasian (Piano); Curtis Lundy (Double Bass); Steve Williams (Drums)

Album: A Beautiful Friendship - A Tribute to Shirley Horn / Gearbox Records / GB1515

Duration: 4:11


Title: Para Dar Luz Inmortal, Gozos Para Sr. Sn. Jose

Composer: Anonymous

Performer(s): Chanticleer

Album: Chanticleer - Mission Road (Recordno: 8122-79910-1) / Warner Classics and Jazz / 8122-79910-1

Duration: 5:00


Title: Hymn To A Great City

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: A Place Between - Louth Contemporary Music Society / Louth Contemporary Music Society / LCMS901

Duration: 3:13


Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)

Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part / HMV Classics / HMV 5723152

Duration: 8:15


Title: Time

Composer: Turner, Kathleen

Performer(s): Kathleen Turner

Album: Some Stories (EP)

Duration: 4:03


Title: Some Stories

Composer: Turner, Kathleen

Performer(s): Kathleen Turner

Album: Some Stories (EP)

Duration: 5:27


Title: Calmly (Poem: Stille Samles Skyene)

Composer: Balke, Jon/Pedersen, Torgeir Rebolledo

Performer(s): Jon Balke (Piano, Keyboards, Electronics, Tungoné, Darbouka, Percussion), Emilie Stoesen Christensen (Vocals), Erland Dahlen (Drums), Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen (Poetry), Helge Andreas (Norbakken Sabar, Gorong, Djembe, Talking Drum, Shakers, Percussion)

Album: Say and Play / ECM Records / ECM 2245

Duration: 4:42


Title: Wanderlust

Composer: Paolo Fresu

Performer(s): Antonello Salis (Accordion )

Album: Sonos 'E Memoria / ACT / 9291-2

Duration: 4:26


Title: Brezairola

Composer: Canteloube, Joseph

Performer(s): Veronique Gens (Soprano), Orchestre National De Lille

Album: Chants d'Auvergne - Selection / Naxos / 8.557491

Duration: 3:13


Title: Pour Le Piano: (Ii) Sarabande

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Fiachra Garvey (Piano)

Album: Fiachra Garvey: For the Piano (CD137) / RTE lyric fm / CD137

Duration: 5:25


Title: Old Friends -- Not Available

Composer: Simon, Paul

Performer(s): Nah Youn Sun (Vocal), Guaillaume Naud (E.Piano), David Georgelet (Perc), Vincent Peirani Accordian), Anel Chanfrault (Cello), Olivier Aude (Gtrs, Bass, Perc, Editing, Backing Vcls)

Album: Down By Love (Recordno: CCk-8247) / BIS Music / CCk-8247

Duration: 4:20


Title: Booker's Guitar

Composer: Bibb, Eric

Performer(s): Eric Bibb (National Guitar0

Album: Eric Bibb: Booker's Guitar / Telarc Blues / TEL-31756-02

Duration: 2:52


Title: Deceitful World

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Guitar Islancio

Album: Guitar Islancio (Recordno: PFCD99.10.004-1) ~~ R336408 / Polarfonia / PFCD99.10.004-1

Duration: 3:57


Title: Sixth Station

Composer: Wilson, Ian

Performer(s): Matthew Schellhorn (Piano)

Album: Ian Wilson: Stations / Diatribe Records / DIACD016

Duration: 5:24


Title: Sunlight, Heaven

Composer: Barwick, Julianna

Performer(s): Julianna Barwick (Voice/ Programming)

Album: Florine / Self-Released / florid02

Duration: 3:55


Title: Eleanor Plunkett -- Not Available

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)

Album: Mark Anthony McGrath: Champagne & Onions / Mark Anthony McGrath / MA-MCG 4

Duration: 6:50



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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