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 Tuesday 29 July 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. (Photo by Irina Popa)

Listen Again...

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

American pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett is best known to us as a key component of The Gloaming. But there's much more too him - find out each night this week.


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: La Foule

Composer: Rivgauche, Michel/Cabral, Ange

Performer(s): Martha Wainwright (Vocals); Thomas Bartlett (Piano), Thomas Bartlett (Piano); Doug Wieselman (Guitar)

Album: Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris: Martha Wainwright's Piaf Record

Duration: 3:54


Title: Veinte Anos

Composer: Vera, Maria Teresa

Performer(s): Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo (Vocals)

Album: Buena Vista Social Club (Recordno WCD050) / World Circuit / WCD050

Duration: 3:31


Title: Brothers --

Composer: Cooder, Ry

Performer(s): Ry Cooder (Guitar), Jim Dickinson, David Lindley

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

Duration: 2:07


Title: With Wand'ring Steps (Recorder Version)

Composer: Pook, Jocelyn / Milton, John

Performer(s): Andreas Scholl (Voice), Pavlo Besnosiuk, Carolin Balding (Violins), Rachel Byrt (Viola), Richard Turncliff (Cello), The Baroque String Quartet

Album: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice / Decca / 475 6367

Duration: 2:40


Title: Piano Quintet No.1 In D Minor (3rd Movement) Allegretto Moderato

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jean Hubeau (Piano), Quatour Via Nova

Album: Faure: Piano Quintets 1 & 2 / Apex / 2564 69986-3

Duration: 7:16


Title: Asparagus

Composer: Wood, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Gangadeen(Drums); Robert Jarvis (Trombone); Barney Morse Brown(Cello)

Album: Handmade Life / English Accoustic Collective / RUFCD012

Duration: 3:40


Title: Moonbeam Passage -- Not Available

Composer: Tweed, Karen

Performer(s): May Monday, Timo Alakotila, Karen Tweed, Roger Tallroth, Emma Reid

Album: May Monday - Midnight / May Monday Adventures / MMA6327001

Duration: 6:16


Title: My Heart Belongs To Daddy

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Anita O'Day (Vocal), Billy May Orchestra

Album: Cool Heat / American Jazz Classics / 99016

Duration: 2:54


Title: The Long Goodbye --

Composer: Broadbent, Alan

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Alan Broadbent (Piano), Ernie Watts (Tenor Sax), Larance Marable (Drums)

Album: Haunted Heart - Quartet West (Recordno: 513 078-2) / Gitanes Jazz / Verve / 513 078-2

Duration: 6:08


Title: Primavera Portena

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Ahn Trio, Matthew Gold (Percussion), Brian Resnick (Percussion)

Album: Ahn Trio / Emi Classics / 724355702227

Duration: 4:25


Title: After The Tryst

Composer: MacMillan, James

Performer(s): Gregory Harrington (Violin), Simon Mulligan (Piano)

Album: A Different World: the music of James Macmillan / Estile / Estile Records

Duration: 2:52


Title: Violin Concerto In D Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch

Album: Brahms And Sibelius Violin Concertos / Emi / 7646592

Duration: 8:47


Title: Las Abejas

Composer: Barrios, Augustin

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)

Album: City Jam

Duration: 2:53


Title: Carraroe/Out On The Ocean

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Martin Hayes (Violin), Dennis Cahill (Guitar)

Album: Martin Hayes Dennis Cahill Live In Seattle ~~ R310003 / Green Linnet Records / 1195

Duration: 4:47


Title: Opus 28 - Live

Composer: O'Halloran, Dustin

Performer(s): Dustin O'Halloran, Acme String Quartet

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

Duration: 3:25


Title: Bella Ci Dormi

Composer: Trad arr Mauro Durante

Performer(s): Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Album: Pizzica indiavolata

Duration: 4:18


Title: On Green Dolphin Street --

Composer: Kaper, B./Washington, N.

Performer(s): Barney Kessel (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), Shelly Manne (Drums)

Album: Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar / Columbia/Legacy / 5176512

Duration: 4:03


Title: Concerto For 3 Pianos In D Minor (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Guher Pekinel (Piano), Suher Pekinel (Piano); Jacques Loussier Trio

Album: Take Bach (Recordno: 8573-80823-2) ~~ E238501 / Teldec / 8573-80823-2

Duration: 6:06


Title: Thy Hand,Belinda...When I Am Laid In Earth -- Thy Hand Belinda...When I Am Laid In Earth

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Academyof Ancient Music

Album: The Radiant Voice of Barbara Bonney ~~ A276602 / Decca / 468818-2

Duration: 4:37


Title: Sonata No.3 In A Major (3rd Movement) Adagio Cantabile - Allegro Vivace

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Adrian Brendel (Cello), Alfred Brendel (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano and Cello / Philips / 475 379-2

Duration: 8:45


Title: Reiseslatt - Til Hans W Brimi

Composer: Okland

Performer(s): Nils Okland (Violin), Torbjorn Okland (Guitar); Sigbjorn Apeland (Harmonium)

Album: Nordic Nights: A Late Junction Compilation #2 / BBC / BBCLJ30062

Duration: 4:05


Title: One Dove

Composer: Hegarty/Reynolds

Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons

Album: The Crying Light / Rough Trade / RTRADCD443

Duration: 5:34


Title: Gillespiana - 6 - Bachiana Brasileiras No. 5

Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Performer(s): Markus Stockhausen (Trumpet), Wdr Big Band

Album: Lalo Schifrin Jazz / Warner Music France / 8573 82024 2

Duration: 8:47


Title: Take Five -- Take Five

Composer: Desmond, Paul

Performer(s): Dave Brubeck (Piano), Dave Brubeck Quartet

Album: The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out ~~ E277903 / Columbia/ Legacy / Ck65122

Duration: 5:26


Title: My Lagan Love --

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): The Unthanks, Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band

Album: The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band -- RRMO10 / RabbleRouseerMusic / RRMO10

Duration: 4:24


Title: The Day That You Were Born

Composer: O Lionaird, Iarla

Performer(s): Iarla O Lionaird

Album: Exclusive Re-Mix / Real World / CDRW126

Duration: 6:21


Title: All Alright

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal), Sigur Rós

Album: With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly - Sigur Ros / EMI Records / 5099922872821

Duration: 6:21


Title: Solv

Composer: Langeland, Sinika

Performer(s): Sinikka Langeland (Kantele), Arve Henriksen (Trumpet); Trygve Seim (Sax); Anders Jormin (Bass); Markku Ounaskari (Percussion)

Album: Starflowers (Recordno: ECM1996 1714563) / ECM / ECM1996 1714563

Duration: 3:11


Title: Ghost

Composer: Byrne, David

Performer(s): David Byrne

Album: David Byrne: The Knee Plays / Nonesuch / 303228-2

Duration: 3:24



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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