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 20 May 2014

This Week on Blue....

Pianist Ivan Ilic is a regular visitor to Ireland and returns this month for a brief tour. The Serbian-American Paris-based pianist has signed a new multi-album recording contract with Chandos Records, following internationally acclaimed recordings of Godowsky and Feldman. His first project under the label will be a series devoted to the solo piano works of Czech composer Antoine Reicha, a contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven. Ivan joins Carl Wednesday night for a Blue of the Night Session and we'll feature tracks from Ivan's extensive discography all week. (Photo by Irina Popa)

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

Each night this week, we're airing selections from "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a brilliant 2014 re-working of eleven Leonard Cohen songs by the acclaimed Irish singer Christine Tobin


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: Billie

Composer: Galliano, Richard

Performer(s): Richard Glliano (Accordian), The Wynton Marsalis Quintet

Album: The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Glliano - From Billie Holiday To Edith Piaf (Recordno: Not Available) / Harmonia Mundi

Duration: 6:52


Title: What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Composer: H Woods

Performer(s): Billie Holiday

Album: Lady Day - The Best of Billie Holiday / Ucj / 9831113

Duration: 3:09


Title: String Quartet No. 3 (1985) (Vi) Mishima/Closing

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet

Album: The Dublin Guitar Quarttet Performs Philip Glass / Orange Mountain Music/Music Network / OMM 0092

Duration: 3:39


Title: Cantus Arcticus - Suo The Marsh

Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Album: Classical Chill CD 1 / NAXOS / 8.520101

Duration: 7:02


Title: Am Koppenplatz

Composer: Sholdice, Garrett

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: The Irish Piano / RTE lyric fm / CD138

Duration: 3:05


Title: Music For A While

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore), Agnes Vesterman (Cello)

Album: Saltarello - Garth Knox / ECM / ECM New Series 2157 476 4501

Duration: 3:29


Title: Kandjoura

Composer: Diabate, Toumani

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

Album: The Best Of Toumani Diabate ~~ R401401 / Palm Pictures / Hncd1462

Duration: 4:51


Title: Precious Lord

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Vocals), The Robert Randolph Family Band

Album: The Blind Boys of Alabama: Higher Ground / Real World / CDRW107

Duration: 3:53


Title: Li'l Darlin

Composer: Hefti, Neal

Performer(s): Wendell Culley (Trumpet), Count Basie Orchestra

Album: The Complete Atomic Basie / Roulette Blue Note / 724382863526

Duration: 4:50


Title: Dimming Of The Day

Composer: Richard Thompson

Performer(s): Bonnie Raitt

Album: The Best of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003

Duration: 4:27


Title: Divertimento In B Flat Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): The Florestan Trio

Album: Mozart: Piano Trios K496, K548, K254 - The Florestan Trio / Hyperion / CDA67609

Duration: 5:16


Title: Summa -- Not Available

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet

Album: Path - Various ~~ PD EL / Louth Contemporary Music Society / LCMS1001

Duration: 6:01


Title: May - Cumulonimbus

Composer: Talbot, Joby

Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano), Everton Nelson (Violin), Chris Worsey (Cello), Rob Farrer (Percussion), Manon Morris (Harp)

Album: Joby Talbot: Once Around The Sun / Sony BMG / 82876 695252

Duration: 5:25


Title: Lord Franklin -- Promenade 1979 Mulligan Records

Composer: Trad arr Burke/O'Domhnaill

Performer(s): Kevin Burke (Fiddle) Micheal O'Domhnaill (Guitars/Vocal)

Album: The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk CD 1 / Arc Music / EUCD 2484

Duration: 3:56


Title: Wiggy Wiggy

Composer: O'Domhnaill

Performer(s): Nightnoise, Micheal O'Domhnaill(Gtrs,Pno,Whist,Harmonium) Bill Oskay(Vln), Brian Dunning (Fl)

Album: Something of Time / Windham Hill / WD 1057

Duration: 4:24


Title: Lux Aurumque

Composer: Whitacre

Performer(s): The Mornington Singers

Album: Solas / The Mornington Singers

Duration: 3:33


Title: Tower Of Song

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

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

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

Duration: 6:01


Title: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat -- Not Available

Composer: Mitchell / Mingus

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine

Album: Mingus (Recordno: 7559 60557-2) / Asylum / 7559-60557-2

Duration: 5:36


Title: Bemoanable Lady

Composer: Mingus

Performer(s): Charlie Mingus

Album: Blue Moods / Spectrum / 5526422

Duration: 4:22


Title: Prelude No. 2, Opus 11

Composer: Scriabin, Alexander

Performer(s): Chick Corea (Piano)

Album: Chick Corea: Solo Piano originals / Strech Records / SCD-9029-2

Duration: 5:06


Title: Allegro -- Not Available

Composer: Abel, Carl Friedrich

Performer(s): Paolo Pandolfo (Viola Da Gamba)

Album: A Solo - Paolo Pandolfo / Glossa Nouvelle Vision / GCD 920403

Duration: 4:43


Title: Ink Blue Scarf

Composer: Keane, Eileen

Performer(s): Eileen Keane (Vocals), Jimmy Fitzgerald (Guitars); Paul O'Driscoll (Bass);

Album: Spaces / Self Release / ERAPT005

Duration: 2:11


Title: May's Smile

Composer: Rynne, Padraig

Performer(s): Padraig Rynne (Concertina), Tyler Duncan (Guitars, Synths, Programming),Mike Shimmin (Drums), Joe Dart (Bass)Jeremy Kittel (Strings)

Album: Notify / Padraig Rynne / PRCD002

Duration: 2:42


Title: Falls Lake

Composer: Takemura, Nobukazu

Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry, Theo Bleckmann (Vocals), Oliver Leicht (Clarinet), Gary Versace (Piano), Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Album: Songs I Like A Lot - John Hollenbeck (Recordno: SSC 1339) / Sunnyside / SSC 1339

Duration: 7:35


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Composer: Tarrega, Franciso

Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar)

Album: Portrait Of John Williams ~~ D020303 / CBS / Mk37791

Duration: 3:35


Title: Love And Affection

Performer(s): Joan Armatrading

Album: Joan Armatrading

Duration: 4:36


Title: Into My Arms

Composer: Cave, Nick

Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocal, Piano), Martyn P. Casey (Bass)

Album: The Boatman's Call / Mute / CD Stumm 142

Duration: 4:15


Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Jean Ives Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Atonement / Ucj / 4766195

Duration: 4:52


Title: Benedicta Es Celorum

Composer: Anon

Performer(s): Trio Mediaeval, Trio Medieval

Album: Words of the Angel : Trio Mediaeval / ECM / ECM 461 782-2

Duration: 4:55


Title: The Sub

Composer: 3epkano

Performer(s): 3epkano

Album: At Land - 3epkano Recordno: SPR002) / Smiling Politely Records / SPR002

Duration: 3:58


Title: Ingenuo And Um A Zero

Composer: Pixinguinha

Performer(s): Ariel Hernandez (Guitar, Vocal), Ioana Petcu-Colan (Violin), Dermot Dunne (Accordian), Malachy Robinson (Bass), Lucas Gonzales (Perc)

Album: Lunfardia: Acollarados / Diatribe / 013 9640 9719 1

Duration: 4:37


Title: How Insensitive (Insensatez)

Composer: Jobim/Gimbel/DeMoraes

Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocal), Antonio Carlos Jobim (Gtr/Vcls)

Album: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim ~~ E3422 / Reprise / 7599 27041 2

Duration: 3:18



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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