The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 25 June 2014

This Week on Blue....

Luka Bloom(pictured below) has been a highly acclaimed singer/songwriter for nearly four decades, revered at home and abroad  for his heartfelt and thought-provoking songs. His most recent album Frugalisto  is a collection of acoustic songs sung with heart and soul - several of the songs inspired by his recent move to Clare. We feature tracks from the album this week on Blue and he  joins Carl on Wednesday for a Blue of the Night Session - tunes, chats and choices.

You can listen again here:

And on Thursday's Blue - a special treat captured during our recent visit to Castalia Hall. Malcolm Proud and Marja Gaynor LIVE for a performance of German Baroque composer Georg Muffat's Sonata for Violin and basso continuo and Malcolm continues with Couperin's Ordre 22.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

This week, we feature the recordings of a blues singer, guitarist and harmonica-player who enjoyed much success with Chess Records during the 1950s - the one and only Howlin' Wolf.


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.

Click here to listen back

Music Played on the Show


Title: Canon Alla Ottava

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Fretwork

Album: Fretwork: Bach - The Art of the Fugue / Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2907296

Duration: 4:30


Title: Duet : Stabet Mater Dolorosa

Composer: Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Marianna Pizzolato (Contralto), Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia Roma

Album: Stabat Mater A Tribute to Pergolesi ~~ Not Available / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778857

Duration: 4:31


Title: Agadiramadan

Composer: Bensusan, Pierre

Performer(s): Pierre Bensusan (Guitar)

Album: Intuite - Pierre Bensusan / Favoured Nation / FN2130-2

Duration: 4:59


Title: Le Tombeau De Couperin - Prelude

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Imani Winds

Album: Imani Winds ~~ CDE04203 / Koch International / KIC-CD-7661

Duration: 3:00


Title: Je Voudrais

Composer: Ithier, Hubert

Performer(s): Imani Winds, Imani Winds, Rene Marie (Vocals), Joseph Tompkins (Percussion)

Album: Josephine Baker - A Life of le Jazz Hot! / KOCH International Classics / KIC-CD-7696

Duration: 3:24


Title: A Sleepin' Bee -- Not Available

Composer: Arlen, Harold/Capote, Truman

Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Ellis Marsalis (Piano), Reginald Veal (Bass), Herlin Riley (Drums)

Album: Standard Time Vol.3 - The Resolution Of Romance ~~ E247007 / CBS Records / 4668712

Duration: 3:15


Title: Cello Sonata No.2 (4th Movement) Allegretto Con Grazia

Composer: Reger, Max

Performer(s): Alban Gerhardt (Cello), Markus Becker (Piano)

Album: Max Reger: Cello Sonatas / Suites - Gerhardt / Becker (Recordno: CDA67581/2) / Hyperion / CDA67581/2

Duration: 5:24


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: Day Is Done -- Day Is Done

Composer: Drake

Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Larry Grenadier (Bass); Jeff Ballard (Drums)

Album: Day is Done ~~ E354004 / Nonesuch / 755979910-2

Duration: 9:26


Title: Talking Dirty With The Whores

Composer: Niland, Albert

Performer(s): Albert Niland (Guitar/Vocals)

Album: Albert Niland / Albert Niland

Duration: 3:45


Title: Kola (Lighthouse Version)

Composer: Amiina

Performer(s): Amiina

Album: The Lighthouse Project / Aminamusik / amiina 06

Duration: 5:15


Title: Please Don´T Stop

Composer: Bona / Legend

Performer(s): Rigmor Gustafsson (Vocal), Radio String Quartet Vienna, Bernie Mallinger (Violin), Johannes Dickbauer (Violin), Cynthia Liao (Viola)

Album: Calling You - Rigmor Gustafsson / ACT Records / 9722-2

Duration: 4:02


Title: Yo Soy Maria

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Julia Zenko (Soprano), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Kremer Ata Musica

Album: Ave Maria (Recordno: 3984-21480-2) ~~ C697007 / Teldec / 3984-21480-2

Duration: 3:19


Title: Ave Maria -- Not Available

Composer: Lauridsen, Morten

Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia, Polyphony

Album: Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Latin Motets / Hyperion / CDA67449

Duration: 6:44


Title: Dawn Mantra

Composer: Holohan, Michael

Performer(s): Therese Fahy (Piano)

Album: Fields of Blue and White (Recordno: 5 391512 4443344) / Michael Holohan / 5 391512 4443344

Duration: 3:59


Title: Sonata In G Major Bwv 1027 (1st Movement ) Adagio

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)

Album: Bach: Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba and Harpsichord - Manson and Pinnock / Avie / AV2093

Duration: 3:47


Title: For Kari

Composer: Warren, Trevor

Performer(s): Ranjana Ghatak (Vocals), Trevor Warren (Guitar), Chris Garrick (Violin), Neil Craig (Tabla), Peter Macdonald (Shakers), Jonty Fisher (Bass)

Album: Deva: Breathe EP / Long Tale Recordings / Promo EP

Duration: 7:10


Title: Voi Che Sapete -- Marriage Of Figaro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Mozart Arias (Recordno: 063014074) / Erato / 063014074

Duration: 2:53


Title: Piano Concerto No.21 In C K467 (Elvira Madigan) (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano), Hallé Orchestra

Album: Film 100 - Classic Music From Your Favourite Movies - CD4 / EMI / 0946 3 74283 2 0

Duration: 6:47


Title: Goin Down Slow

Composer: Oden, S

Performer(s): Howlin Wolf

Album: Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' and Howlin' / Chess / CD RED3

Duration: 3:22


Title: Green Dolphin Street

Composer: Kaper, B./Washington, N.

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar), Mike Nielsen (Guitar)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Imcd1011) / Imc / Imcd1011

Duration: 5:33


Title: California

Complete Work Name: California

Composer: Mitchell

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal), James Taylor (Guitar); Sneeky Pete (Pedal Steel); Russ Kunkel (Drums)

Album: Blue / Reprise / 7599-27199-2

Duration: 3:50


Title: Go Down Easy -- Not Available

Composer: Martyn, John

Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal, Guitar), John Bundrick (Keyboards), Dave Mattacks (Drums), Dave Pegg (Bass), Danny Thompson (Dbl Bass)

Album: Solid Air (Recordno: IMCD 274548147-2) / Island / IMCD 274548147-2

Duration: 3:37


Title: Stabat Mater (Ave Verum)

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): Sharon Carty (Soprano), Rte Concert Orchestra, Galway Baroque Singers

Album: Ultimate Choral Classics March 22nd 2012 / RTE / RTE

Duration: 3:37


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: The Book Of Right-On

Composer: Newsom, Joanna

Performer(s): Sarah Jarosz (Vocals), Nathaniel Smith (Cello); Alex Hargreaves (Violin)

Album: Build Me Up From Bones / Sugar Hill SUGCD4093 / SUGCD4093

Duration: 5:36


Title: The Ink In The Well

Composer: Sylvian

Performer(s): David Sylvian

Album: Brilliant Trees / Virgin / CDV2290

Duration: 4:24


Title: String Quintet In G Major (2nd Movement) Intermezzo (Notturno)

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Edgar Meyer (Bass), Emerson String Quartet

Album: The Sunday Sessions: Mixed Company - Music from Saint Paul Sunday / Minnesota Public Radio / MPR203

Duration: 4:25


Title: Rainbow Over Sligo

Composer: Wickham, Steve; Stonier, Nigel

Performer(s): No Crows, Steve Wickham

Album: Waiting for the Tide / WHRL / WHRL 0016

Duration: 3:36


Title: Eileen Mcmahon

Composer: Trad arr Jordan/Tallroth/Ljunggren

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan(Vocals/Autoharp); Eddi Reader (Vocals), Roger Tallroth (Guitars); Olav Johansson (Nykelharpa);

Album: All the Way Home -- G2-10201 ~~ PD CC / Blix Street Records / G2-10201

Duration: 6:09


Title: We Will Meet Again

Composer: Evans

Performer(s): John Mclaughlin (Guitar), Aighetta Quartet Yan Maresz (Bass)

Album: Time Remembered ~~ E228210 / Polygram / 519861-2

Duration: 4:20



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


Ways to Listen

Radio Player