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 21 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. You can listen to the entire interview and session here::

 And you can watch our exclusive video footage here:

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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: Medina Ii

Composer: Delago, Manu

Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Violin)

Album: Bigger Than Home (Recordno: SWR 52/13) / / SWR 52/13

Duration: 5:08


Title: High Life For Strings

Composer: David Byrne

Performer(s): Balanescu Quartet

Album: Balanescu Quartet: Byrne/Moran/Lurie/Torke ~~ G338601 / Argo / 4365652

Duration: 4:34


Title: Old And Lost Rivers

Composer: Picker, Tobias

Performer(s): The London Symphony Orchestra

Album: American Barbecue / Sony Music / A 92988

Duration: 4:38


Title: Pavane For A Dead Princess

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Eimear Quinn, (Harp), (Soprano Saxophone)

Album: -- ~~

Duration: 3:00


Title: Pavane For A Dead Princess

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Chucho Valdes (Piano)

Album: Fantasia Cubana - Chucho Valdes / Blue Note Records / 57189

Duration: 4:58


Title: Sanctus -- Missa In Illo Tempore

Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio

Performer(s): Ensemble Vocal European

Album: A New Sacred Art - Masses and Motets at the turn of the 17th century / Harmonia Mundi / HMX2958006

Duration: 3:44


Title: Etudes-Tableaux - Lento Assai In A Minor, No.2

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)

Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set) (Recordno: 9013 / 20) / Brilliant Classics / 9013 / 20

Duration: 7:01


Title: Maggie And Milly And Molly And May

Composer: Merchant, Natalie/E.E. Cummings

Performer(s): Nathalie Merchant (Vocals)

Album: Leave Your Sleep (Recordno: 522304-2) / Nonesuch / 522304-2

Duration: 4:08


Title: It's All In The Game

Composer: Dawes/Sigman

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano), Gary Peacock (Bass), Jack Dejohnette (Drums)

Album: The Out-Of-Towners / ECM Records / ECM 1900 981 9610

Duration: 6:46


Title: String Quartet No. 3 (1985) (V) Blood Oath

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: 3:32


Title: The Whirling Dervish

Composer: Holland, Dave/Habichuela, Pepe

Performer(s): Dave Holland (Bass); Pepe Habichuela (Guitar), Josemi Carmona (Gtr); Carlos Carmona (Gtr); Israel Porrina (Percussion); Juan Carmona (Percussion)

Album: Hands - Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela (Recordno: Promo CD) / Dare 2 Records / Promo CD

Duration: 7:32


Title: Eileen Mcmahon

Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Eddi Reader

Album: All the Way Home / Blix Street / G"-10201

Duration: 6:09


Title: Lament For The Fallen

Composer: Byrne, Brian

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Rté Concert Orchestra

Album: Tales From The Walled City / Decca / B0017611 02

Duration: 5:24


Title: String Quartet No.10 In E Flat Op.125 (1st Movement)

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals

Album: Schubert String Quartets -- HMC902121 / harmonia mundi / HMC902121

Duration: 9:22


Title: Embraceable You -- Embraceable You

Composer: Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira

Performer(s): Charlie Parker (Alto Saxophone), Charlie Parker Quintet

Album: Charlie Parker - In A Soulful Mood / Music Club / MCCD 620

Duration: 3:22


Title: Origin

Composer: Taylor

Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn); Johnny Taylor (Piano), Damian Evans(Bass); Dominic Mullan (Drums): Julien Colarossi (Guitar)

Album: In Transition / Lyte Records / LR026

Duration: 8:50


Title: Need Your Love So Bad

Composer: John Jnr, Mertis

Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals), Johnny Taylor (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Bass), Dominic Mullan (Drums)

Album: This Time The Dream's On Me (Recordno: CD001) / / CD001

Duration: 5:07


Title: Partita No. 3 In E Major For Solo Violin (Prelude)

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddle); Rob Moose (Tenor Gtr/Mandolin)

Album: In Double / Rob Moose Records / PROMO CD

Duration: 3:22


Title: Quintet For String Quartet And Double Bass (2nd Movement)

Composer: Meyer, Edgar

Performer(s): Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Eugene Drucker/Philip Setzer (Violin) Lawrence Dutton (Viola) David Finckel (Cello), Emerson String Quartet

Album: Meyer Quintet / Rorem String Quartet No.4 / Deutsche Grammophon / 4743212

Duration: 5:39


Title: Acrostic Song From 'Final Alice'

Composer: Tredici/Lewis Carroll

Performer(s): Sarah Leonard (Soprano), The Sixteen

Album: An American Collection ~~ CDC03321 / Collins Classics / 12872

Duration: 5:45


Title: Anthem

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

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

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

Duration: 6:37


Title: Stacks, Mountains

Composer: Winter Aid

Performer(s): Winter Aid

Album: There Is A Light - Various Artists in Support of Forst Fortnight Mental Health Awarness / Bluestack Records / Bluestack Records

Duration: 3:07


Title: Ma Ma Fc

Composer: Sissoko, Ballake

Performer(s): Ballake Sissoko (Kora/ Harp-Lute), Vincent Segal (Cello)

Album: Chamber Music (Recordno: NOF 532) ~~ PD SW / Songlines / NOF 532

Duration: 5:13


Title: The Beloved And Her Lover

Composer: Wilson, Ian

Performer(s): Iarla O'Lionaird, National Chamber Choir Of Ireland

Album: One Day Fine / RTE LyricFM / RTE CD131

Duration: 9:41


Title: Blue In Green

Composer: Davis

Performer(s): Miles Davis

Album: Kind of Blue / Columbia/legacy / 88697 47627 2

Duration: 5:47


Title: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single Remix

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Tom Waits

Album: Gavin Bryars A Portrait / Decca / 4732962

Duration: 4:02


Title: Railroad Man

Composer: Sakamoto, Ryuichi

Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)

Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Moto.Tronic / Sony Classical / SK 93044

Duration: 4:42


Title: Home Again

Composer: King, Carole

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Liam Noble (Piano)

Album: Tapestry Unravelled (Recordno: TRB01) / Trail Belle Records / TRB01

Duration: 3:07



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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