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 Monday 9 June 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

German experimental pianist Hauschka is under the Blue spotlight - prepared piano, exciting soundscapes, solo works plus his recent duet outing with violinist Hilary Hahn.


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: Dr Cheikh

Composer: Tomani and Sidiki Diabate

Performer(s): Tomani And Sidiki Diabate

Album: Toumani & Sidiki / World Circuit / WCD087

Duration: 2:57


Title: Chant From A Holy Book, Var. 1

Composer: Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch

Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Violoncello), Vassilis Tsabropoulos (Piano)

Album: Chants, Hymns and Dances (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ G4411/01 / ECM / ECM New Series 1888 981 9613

Duration: 6:12


Title: O Grande Amor

Composer: Jobim / de Moraes

Performer(s): Paula Morelenbaum (Vocals); Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano); Luiz Brasil (Guitar); Zeca Assumpcao (Bass); Marcos Suzano (Percussion)

Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto moto:tronic / sONY / Sk93044

Duration: 4:30


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: Geste Humain

Composer: Soyer, Alice

Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano), James Genus (Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums)

Album: Quartette Humaine (Recordno: 88765484712) / Okeh / 88765484712

Duration: 7:48


Title: Speak Low -- From "One Touch Of Venus"

Composer: Nash / Weill

Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Fred Hersch (Piano)

Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046) / Sony Classical / SK 63046

Duration: 5:30


Title: Freedom Flight/ Blackbird

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

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

Album: Freedom Flight / Circavision Productions / CDP884-2

Duration: 7:38


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Earl Wild (Piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rachmaninoff Edition / Brilliant Classics

Duration: 10:25


Title: Di Questa Cetra In Seno

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Academy Of Ancient Music Berlin

Album: Italian Arias / Decca / 467248-2

Duration: 5:13


Title: Spark

Composer: Hauschka

Performer(s): Hauschka W/ Samuli Kosmimen

Album: Transcendentalism EP (Recordno LP13-19P) / Fat Cat Records / LP13-19P

Duration: 4:08


Title: Everybody's Talkin' -- Everybody S Talkin

Composer: Neil

Performer(s): Madeleine Peyroux (Vocal)

Album: Half The Perfect World ~~ B24221d / Rounder/Emarcy / 0602517032798

Duration: 5:10


Title: Carolan's Farewell To Music -- Not Available

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)

Album: Calvados ~~ R310709

Duration: 5:26


Title: Basse Breton Rhapsody

Composer: Stevenson

Performer(s): Savourna Stevenson (Harps), Aine Ní Dhubhghaill (Harp), Danny Thompson (Bass), Jim Sutherland (Percussion)

Album: Cutting the Chord / Eclectic / Eclcd9308

Duration: 5:52


Title: The Shamrock Shore

Composer: Carr, Devlin, Fean, O'Connor, Lockhart

Performer(s): Horslips

Album: Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (Bonus Track Version) / Janet Records / Oats Label(Celtic Airs)

Duration: 4:34


Title: Afterwards

Composer: Lord, Jon

Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things / Avie / AV2190

Duration: 3:01


Title: This Woman's Work --

Composer: Bush, Kate

Performer(s): Theo Bleckmann ( Vocals, Live Electronic Voice Processing, Toy Piano, Glockenspiel, Caxixi), Skuli Sverrisson (Elec Bass), John Hollenbeck (Drums, Perc, Crotales), Henry Hey (Piano, Minimoog, Fender Rhodes, Prepared Harpsichord)M Caleb Burhans (Electric Violin & Guitar)

Album: Theo Bleckmann: the Music of Kate Bush (Hello Earth) / Winter & Winter / W&W 910 183-2

Duration: 4:00


Title: Around And About (1st Movement) The Garden

Composer: Farrell, Ciaran

Performer(s): Sinead Farrell (Flute), Roger Moffat (Vibraphone)

Album: Perfect State - The Music Of Ciarán Farrell (Recordno: Rtelyricfmcd113) ~~ H878506 / RTÉ lyric fm / Rtelyricfmcd113

Duration: 3:09


Title: Violin Sonata In A (1st Movement)

Composer: Franck, Cesar

Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)

Album: Jacquline Du Pre: A Cello Recital (Recordno: Hmv5731822) ~~ D307610 / EMI / Hmv5731822

Duration: 6:23


Title: Z Twig

Composer: Aphex Twin

Performer(s): Aphex Twin (Richard D. James)

Album: Selected Ambient Works 2 ~~ CIR- LB / Warp Records / WARPCD021

Duration: 2:05


Title: Cradle Song [Hoy Nazan]

Composer: Komitas / Mansurian / Winstone / Rosetti

Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocal), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax), Glauco Venier (Piano)

Album: Stories Yet To Tell ~~ PD RB / ECM Records / ECM 2158 2737426

Duration: 4:33


Title: String Quartet No.2 - Ii (Part 1) Lento

Composer: Antheil, George

Performer(s): The Mondriaan String Quartet

Album: George Antheil - String Quartets / Etcetera / KTC 1093

Duration: 4:31


Title: Dark Was The Night

Composer: Rooder, Ry & Dickinson, Jim

Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Guitar), Harry Dean Stanton (Voice), Jim Dickinson, David Lindley

Album: Paris, Texas OST / Warner Bros / 7599 25270 2

Duration: 2:52


Title: Still I Stay

Composer: Casey, Karan

Performer(s): Karan Casey (Vocals/Piano); Mick Flannery (Vocals)

Album: Two More Hours / Crow Valley Music / CVCD0004

Duration: 5:15


Title: My One And Only Love -- Not Available

Composer: Mellin/Wood

Performer(s): John Coltrane (Saxophone), Mccoy Tyner (Piano), Jimmy Garrison (Bass), Elvin Jones (Drums)

Album: The Gentle Side of John Coltrane / Impulse / GRP11072

Duration: 4:56


Title: Frida Kahlo's Visit To The Taybridge Bar

Composer: Marra, Michael

Performer(s): Michael Marra (Vocals), Patsy Seddon (Harp); Christopher Marra(Guitars); Ged Grimes(Bass); Derek Thomson (Piano)

Album: Posted Sober / Inner City Sound records / ICS001

Duration: 3:05


Title: Dreamland

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Piano), Chaka Khan (Vocals), Don Alias, Jaco Pastorius, Airto, Alejandro Acuna, Manola Badrena (Percussion)

Album: Don Juan's Reckless Daughter / Elektra / Asylum / 263 003

Duration: 4:38


Title: North Atlantic

Composer: Hahn, Hilary/ Bertelmann, Volker

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

Album: Silfra / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 0303

Duration: 6:49



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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