The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    May 4. Eamonn sits in for Carl on this May Bank Holiday with a tasteful mix of singer-songwriter, world, folk, jazz, ambient and chamber music, including a piece for solo piano by Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat (picture © REUTERS / Danny Moloshok); Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" performed by Cuban jazz pianist Ramón Valle; folk artist Olivia Chaney, from "The Longest River"; 2 Kurt Weill compositions; young German drummer/bandleader Eva Klesse; 2 x Ernest Chausson; a song by Irishman Roesy; 4 short Scriabin préludes interpreted by Vladimir Ashkenazy; a Beethoven piano piece adapted for jazz violin; and our first 2 samples of the week from birthday boy Keith Jarrett (see Blue Tunes below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 3 July 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Born on July 4, Stephen Foster is under the Blue spotlight. This week we honour the "father of American music "with a variety of artists and interpretations.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -


    Keith Jarrett ;  May  4th - 10th

    This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist  in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio . Together for 30 years, they are  one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. His reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith.


                      Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag

    In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue all this week on the programme - we decided to give ONE  listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (which includes some of those pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.

    Congratulations to Anne Drechsler Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name out of the hat. A package should reach you mid-week...


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Shenandoah -- Not Available
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bill Frisell (Guitar)
      Album: The Best of Bill Frisell Vol 1: Folk Songs, Nonesuch, 7559 79863 3
      Duration: 6:15
    • 22:08
      Title: Cello Sonata No.3 In G Minor Bwv1029 (1st Movement) Vivace
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kenneth Cooper (Harpsichord)
      Album: Bach: Sonatas 1,2,3, CBS, Mk37794
      Duration: 5:09
    • 22:13
      Title: Von Den Stricken Meiner Sunden
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Fadia El-Hage (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Fadia El-Hage (Vocal), Saraband, Modern String Quartet
      Album: The Arabian Passion According to JS Bach, Jaro, JARO 4294-2
      Duration: 6:43
    • 22:21
      Title: Chant
      Composer: Tsabropoulos, Vassilis
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Violoncello)
      Performer(s): Anja Lechner (Violoncello), Vassilis Tsabropoulos (Piano)
      Album: Chants, Hymns and Dances (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ G441101, ECM, ECM New Series 1888 981 9613
      Duration: 5:40
    • 22:27
      Title: Blackbird
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tommy Halferty (Guitar), Mike Nielsen (Guitar)
      Album: In Two (Recordno: Imcd1011), Imc, Imcd1011
      Duration: 3:47
    • 22:33
      Title: Medley:S'Wonderful/Someone To Watch Over Me/I Got Rhythm
      Composer: George And Ira Gershwin
      Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin)
      Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar), John Burr (Bass)
      Album: Live At The Blue Note, Telarc, Cd-83455-C
      Duration: 7:07
    • 22:40
      Title: Wedding Song
      Composer: Mitchell, Anais
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Eurydice)
      Performer(s): Anais Mitchell (Eurydice), Justin Vernon (Orpheus)
      Album: Hadestown - Anais Mitchell, Righteous Babe Records, RBR070-D
      Duration: 3:18
    • 22:45
      Title: Poetic Tone-Pictures (4th Movement) Andante Con Sentimento
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
      Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
      Album: Grieg: Piano Sonata / Lyric Pieces, Virgin Classics, 0777 7 59300 2 3
      Duration: 3:39
    • 22:48
      Title: Spring -- Varen Op33 No.2
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
      Album: Barbara Bonney: Diamonds In The Snow Nordic Songs (Recordno: 466762-2) ~~ A264001, Decca, 466762-2
      Duration: 4:40
    • 22:55
      Title: Caritas Abundat In Omnia
      Composer: Von Bingen, Hildegard
      Performer(s): Ute Kreidler (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Ute Kreidler (Vocals), Knut Rossler (Sax), Johanees Vogt (Lute)
      Album: Octagon ~~ PD RB, ACT, ACT 9496-2
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:59
      Title: One In A Million
      Composer: Wood/ Lupton
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Lark Descending ~~ R419805, Ruf, Rufcd10
      Duration: 9:52
    • 23:10
      Title: Knitbone
      Composer: Deboer, Kathrin
      Performer(s): Kathrin Deboer (Vocals/Bass Guitar)
      Performer(s): Kathrin Deboer (Vocals/Bass Guitar), Vince Sipprell - Viola; Aram Zarikian (Drums)
      Album: Kathrin deBoer
      Duration: 4:18
    • 23:14
      Title: The Mole Man Of Hackney
      Composer: O Raghallaigh, Caoimhin
      Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh
      Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh
      Album: Where the One Eyed Man Is King, State of Chassis, Chassis No 10001001
      Duration: 3:50
    • 23:21
      Title: En La Orilla Del Mundo
      Composer: Rojas
      Performer(s): Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Piano)
      Performer(s): Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Piano), Federico Britos Ruiz (Violin), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Joe Lovano (Saxophone)
      Album: Nocturne (Recordno: 013611-2) ~~ E246901, Verve, 013611-2
      Duration: 5:14
    • 23:26
      Title: Hypnotized
      Composer: Difranco
      Performer(s): Ani Difranco (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ani Difranco (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Canon, Righteous Babe, Rbr055-De
      Duration: 4:11
    • 23:32
      Title: Nocturne No 1 Op 33/1 In E Flat Minor - Lento
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Charles Owen (Piano)
      Performer(s): Charles Owen (Piano)
      Album: Faure Complete Nocturnes - Charles Owen, Avie Records, AV2133
      Duration: 7:13
    • 23:40
      Title: Quietude
      Composer: Salzedo, Carlos
      Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
      Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
      Album: Music for a Perfect Day / wedding music for harp, TELARC, CD80590
      Duration: 2:26
    • 23:43
      Title: Pacific 1
      Composer: Wieselman, Doug
      Performer(s): Doug Wieselman (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Doug Wieselman (Clarinet)
      Album: From Water
      Duration: 4:53
    • 23:48
      Title: Anáil Dé Ii
      Composer: Bryars, Gavin
      Performer(s): Iarla O Lionaird (Voice)
      Performer(s): Iarla O Lionaird (Voice), Gavin Bryars (Double Bass), Members Of The Crash Ensemble.
      Album: Hiccup: RTE Lyric fm Commissions 2002 - 2008, RTE Lyric fm, CD123
      Duration: 2:36
    • 23:52
      Title: Beautiful Friendship
      Composer: Kahn,Donald/Styne, Stanley
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocals)
      Album: A Beautiful Friendship - Remembering Shirley Horn, Gearbox Records, GB1515
      Duration: 5:22
    • 23:58
      Title: Seven Deadly Sins
      Composer: Merchant, Natalie
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant
      Album: Natalie Merchant, Nonesuch, 7559-79571-7
      Duration: 4:46
    • 00:03
      Title: America
      Composer: P Simon
      Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel
      Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel
      Album: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia, 5134702
      Duration: 3:32
    • 00:08
      Title: Oh Shenandoah
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Vocal)
      Album: Charlie Haden - Family and Friends Rambling Boy, Emarcy, 0602517791657
      Duration: 3:49
    • 00:11
      Title: Rodeo - Corral Nocturne
      Composer: Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Symphony Orchestra / English String Orchestra
      Album: Meditations for a Quiet Night (Recordno: NI7007), Nimbus Records Ltd, NI7007
      Duration: 3:59
    • 00:17
      Title: Wiosna
      Composer: Matinier, Jean-Louis
      Performer(s): Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: Inventio, ECM Records, ECM 2348 375 9429
      Duration: 4:46
    • 00:21
      Title: Ice Cream --
      Composer: Sheridan, Karen
      Performer(s): Slow Skies
      Performer(s): Slow Skies
      Album: Silhouettes -- PROMO EP, Sleeping Giants Records, PROMO EP
      Duration: 4:15
    • 00:27
      Title: Lilo
      Composer: Berglund, Dan & Tonbruket
      Performer(s): Dan Berglund (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Dan Berglund (Double Bass), Johan Lindstrom (Guitars & Keyboards), Martin Hederos (Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Violin), Andreas Wrliin (Drums)
      Album: Tonbruket: Dig it to the end, ACT, 9026-2
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:31
      Title: Wash
      Composer: Vernon, Justin
      Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars)
      Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars), Bon Iver
      Album: Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Jagjaguwar, CAD3117CD
      Duration: 4:58
    • 00:37
      Title: Hymn To A Great City
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Album: A Place Between - Louth Contemporary Music Society, Louth Contemporary Music Society, LCMS901
      Duration: 3:13
    • 00:40
      Title: Nunc Dimittis --
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Kaia Urb (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Kaia Urb (Soprano), Estonian Philharmonic Choir
      Album: Arvo Part- Da Pacem, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 907401
      Duration: 6:55
    • 00:48
      Title: As Time Goes By
      Composer: Hupfield
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday
      Album: Billy Remembers Billie, Commodore, 824291
      Duration: 3:05
    • 00:51
      Title: Camptown Races
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Ian Howell (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Ian Howell (Soprano), Chanticleer
      Album: Our American Journey - Chanticleer, Teldec Classics, 0927-48556-2
      Duration: 2:32
    • 00:55
      Title: Beautiful Dreamer
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Jay Ungar (Violin), Matt Glaser (Vln), Evan Stover (Vln), Molly Mason (Gtr), Tony Trischka (Banjo), David Alpher
      Album: Foster / Griffes / Copland Songs - Thomas Hampson / Deborah Voight / Barbara Hendricks, EMI Classics, 50999 234479 2 9
      Duration: 3:54

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Latest Show

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule