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 Thursday 29 May 2014

This Week on Blue....

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

Previously on Blue...

Darol Anger and Republic of Strings visited Blue for a Live Session before starting their current Irish tour with Music Network. You can listen again here to Darol's visit with Carl:

Darol Anger and Republic of Strings Blue of the Night session here

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

German baritone the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau would have been 89 this week. We honour that date with recordings by this legendary singer - every night 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: Coracao Vagabundo

Composer: Veloso, Caetano

Performer(s): Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto

Album: A Day in New York / Sony Classical / SK80018

Duration: 4:11


Title: Joy Chant

Composer: Marilyn Mazur

Performer(s): Marilyn Mazur (Percussion), Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)

Album: Elixer - Marilyn Mazur And Jan Garbarek / Ecm 1962 / 1737320

Duration: 3:12


Title: At Dusk

Composer: Surman, John

Performer(s): John Surman (Clarinet), Trans4mation (String Quartet), Chris Laurence (Double Bass)

Album: Coruscating / ECM / ECM 1702 543 033-2

Duration: 2:20


Title: Prelude And Fugue In C Sharp Minor

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)

Album: The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 1 ~~ D052604 / Decca / 414388-2

Duration: 6:34


Title: The Coast Of Galicia

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Laoise Kelly (Harp)

Album: Just Harp / LK001

Duration: 3:53


Title: The Withering Boy (Barndance/Jig)

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddles, Piano), Kyle Sanna (Guitars)

Album: The Hair Said a Prayer.... / Kyle Sanna Dana Lyn Records / Promo

Duration: 4:51


Title: Hvirvelvinden/The Windmills Of Your Mind

Composer: Legrand/Bergman

Performer(s): Caecilie Norby (Vocals), Lars Danielsson (Cello)

Album: Arabesque (Recordno: ACT 9723-2) / Act / ACT 9723-2

Duration: 3:35


Title: Fonte (Spring)

Composer: Homem de Melo, Pedro/Cavalheiro, Jose

Performer(s): Rodrigo Costa Felix (Vocals), Marta Pereira Da Costa (Guitar)

Album: Fados de Amor / ARC Music / EUCD2460

Duration: 4:27


Title: Three Pieces For Piano - I. Andantino

Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold

Performer(s): Florent Boffard (Piano)

Album: Arnold Schoenberg - L'Oeuvre Pour Piano (Recordno: MIR 191) / Mirare / MIR 191

Duration: 2:03


Title: Concerto Grosso In G Minor Op. 7 No. 2 (1st Movement) Grave / Allegro

Composer: Geminiani, Francesco

Performer(s): Catherine Mackintosh, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Boothby, Rober Wooley, The Purcell Quartet

Album: Geminiani: La Folia - The Purcell Quartet, The Purcell Band / Helios / CDH55234

Duration: 4:16


Title: When Your Lover Has Gone

Complete Work Name: Velvet Mood

Composer: Swan, Einar

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guitar), John Simmons (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)

Album: Music For Torching / Velvet Mood / Poll Winners Records / PWR 27317

Duration: 4:58


Title: Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered -- Not Available

Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hart, Lorenz

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Saxophone), Jim Hall (Guitar), Connie Kay (Drums), Percy Heath (Bass)

Album: Feeling Blue (Recordno: 74321 400552) / Camden / 74321 400552

Duration: 6:25


Title: Northern Skies - Nocturne

Complete Work Name: Northern Skies

Composer: MacMillan, James

Performer(s): Henri Demarquette (Cello), Graham Scott (Piano)

Album: James MacMillan: Northern Skies / Deux-Elles / DXL 1115

Duration: 2:57


Title: They're Not Waving

Composer: Long

Performer(s): Vyvienne Long (Vocal, Cello), Cian Boylan (Piano); Guy Rickerby (Drums); Paul Moore (Bass); Cora V Lunny (Violin)

Album: Birdtalk EP / Vyvienne Long / VYV001

Duration: 4:38


Title: Fljotavik

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Sigur Ros

Album: Med Sut I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust / Emi / 2287282

Duration: 3:49


Title: Hyperballad

Composer: Bjork

Performer(s): Marcin Wasilewski (Piano), Slawomir Kurkiewicz (Bass), Michal Miskiewicz (Drums)

Album: Simple Acoustic Trio / ECM Records / ECM 1891 982 0632

Duration: 5:55


Title: John The Revelator

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Son House (Vocals)

Album: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues - Son House / Columbia / Legacy / COL 512574 2

Duration: 2:31


Title: Among The Wicklow Hills

Composer: Turner, Pierce

Performer(s): Christy Moore (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Christy Moore - The Box Set 1964-2004 / Sony / Columbia / 5148162000

Duration: 2:34


Title: Yogi With A Broken Heart

Composer: Turner, Pierce

Performer(s): Pierce Turner(Vocals/Piano/Organ); Philip Glass (Synth), Garavn Gallagher (Bass); Rian Trench (Drums), Karen Dervan (Viola)

Album: Songs for a Verry Small Orchestra / Pierce Turner

Duration: 4:51


Title: String Quartet No. 5 (Iv)

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: 5:04


Title: Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Largo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Richard Goode (Piano), Budapest Festival Orchestra

Album: Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos / Nonesuch / 075597992830

Duration: 8:51


Title: Banks Of The Lee

Composer: Trad arr Luka Bloom

Performer(s): Luka Bloom (Guitar/Vocal), Phil Ware (Piano); Dave Redmond (Bass); Kevin Brady (Drums)

Album: Head and Heart / Big Sky Records / BSCD008

Duration: 4:13


Title: Melodie -- Album Of The Young

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)

Album: Classic FM Guitar / Classic FM / 4800976

Duration: 1:48


Title: Dichterliebe Op.48: I- Im Wunderschonen Monat Mai

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Jorg Demus (Piano)

Album: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: An die Musik / Deutsche Grammophon / 000289 477 5556

Duration: 1:41


Title: Wallflower

Composer: Obel, Agnes

Performer(s): Agnes Obel (Piano)

Album: Philharmonics (Recordno: PIASR 195CD) / Play It Again Sam / PIASR 195CD

Duration: 2:26


Title: Midnight Lullaby

Composer: TOM WAITS

Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available

Album: Closing Time / ELEKTRA / 7559608362

Duration: 3:22


Title: A Weaver Of Dreams

Composer: Grolnick, Don

Performer(s): Don Grolnick (Piano), Randy Brecker (Tpt),, Barry Rogers (T/Bone), Michael Brecker (Sax), Bob Mintzer (Bs Clt), Dave Holland (Bs), Peter Erskine (Dms)

Album: Don Grolnick - The Complete Blue Note Recordings / Blue Note / 7243 8 57197 2 1

Duration: 4:42


Title: Ne Me Quitte Pas

Composer: Brel, Jacques

Performer(s): Gabrielle Ducomble (Voice), Gilad Atzmon (Clar/Sax) Nicolas Meier (Guitar); Chris Garrick (Violin)

Album: Notes from Paris / MGP Records

Duration: 6:41


Title: Aurilla Mia

Composer: Kapsberger, Johann

Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Soprano), Private Musicke

Album: Lettere Amorose - Magdalena Kozena /Private Musicke /Pierre Pitzl / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778764

Duration: 3:17


Title: Kolapot

Composer: Amiina

Performer(s): Amiina

Album: Kurr ~~ H871308 / Blaskjar / N/K

Duration: 4:40


Title: Temwani Sleeps

Composer: Doyle, Roger

Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Instruments)

Album: The Thousand Year Old Boy / Silver Door / SIDO 014

Duration: 2:09



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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