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 Monday 25 August 2014

This week on Blue.....

Singer songwriter Sonny Condell(left) is under the spotlight - he has been at the forefront of Irish folk and folk-rock since his days with Leo O'Kelly collaborating as Tir na nOg. Sonny is also a founding member of Scullion. His latest album is a collection settings of poetry by Paddy Kehoe(right). Seize the Day is the album and Sonny and Paddy join us on Wednesday for tunes and chat. And on Monday London based Ranagri join Carl for a couple of tunes and a little chat. Busy week on Blue - join Carl at 10pm




The Blue of the Shortest Night Live, Wednesday June 21st at 10pm

Carl Corcoran was joined for a very special Blue of the Shortest Night, a live concert broadcast from Studio 1 in the RTÉ Radio Centre. In association with Music Network, the Blue of the Night presented an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up included Baroque folk music from Sonamus, a unique combination of instruments performed by Cormac Breatnach (susato whistles), Annette Cleary (cello), Rachel Factor (harpsichord) and Eamon Sweeney (baroque guitar). A violin trio brought together Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood for music ranging from classical to contemporary. And hailing from Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of northwest Cork sean nós singer Nell Ní Chróinín

The exceptionally talented Aoife Doyle Band starred some of the Blue's favourite jazz musicians including Aoife on vocals, Johnny Taylor (piano), Andrew Csibi (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums). and to round it off, The Chatham Saxophone Quartet.  All this guaranteed that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Guest presenter Dónal Dineen sits in for Carl all this week, with his own particular brand of late-night listening.

Louis Remembered

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: Xica Da Silva

Composer: miriam makeba

Performer(s): Miriam Makeba

Album: The Unforgettable / copyright control

Duration: 4:34


Title: Mamshanaya

Composer: batsumi

Performer(s): Batsumi

Album: batsumi / copyright control

Duration: 4:23


Title: Fazer Bem

Composer: soul of angola

Performer(s): Soul Of Angola

Album: Soul of Angola / copyright control

Duration: 4:45


Title: Masanga

Composer: Jean 'Bosco' Mwenda

Performer(s): Mwenda Jean Bosco

Album: swahilli music / copyright control

Duration: 3:01


Title: Baltimore


Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: Baltimore / EPIC / 460730 1

Duration: 4:29


Title: Walking With Jesus

Composer: otis g johnson

Performer(s): Otis G Johnson

Album: Good God! Apocryphal Hymns / copyright control

Duration: 6:42


Title: Get Involved

Composer: jonah thompson

Performer(s): Jonah Thompson

Album: Good God! Apocryphal Hymns / ARFOLK

Duration: 4:56


Title: Can't Run Run This Race Alone

Composer: flying eagles group

Performer(s): Flying Eagles Group

Album: apochryphal hymns / copyright control

Duration: 3:21


Title: My World

Composer: lee fields

Performer(s): Lee Fields

Album: My World / copyright control

Duration: 3:34


Title: Come Holy Spirit

Composer: god's band

Performer(s): God's Band

Album: Good God! Apocryphal Hymns / copyright control

Duration: 4:34


Title: Beautiful Baby

Composer: william onyeabor

Performer(s): William Onyeabor

Album: best of.. / copyright control

Duration: 4:12


Title: Massanga

Composer: Jean 'Bosco' Mwenda

Performer(s): Mwenda Jean Bosco

Album: mwenda / copyright control

Duration: 3:01


Title: Moto Ya Motema

Composer: kalo kawongolo

Performer(s): Kalo Kawangolo

Album: lee perry presents.. / copyright control

Duration: 6:45


Title: Fazer Bem

Composer: soul of angola

Performer(s): Soul Of Angola

Album: Soul of Angola / copyright control

Duration: 3:22


Title: Heywété 02.57

Composer: kidane

Performer(s): Tesfa Maryam Kidané

Album: ethiopiques / copyright control

Duration: 5:45


Title: Yolonda

Composer: ambrose campbell

Performer(s): Ambrose Campbell

Album: london is the place for me / copyright control

Duration: 4:11


Title: O Deus Que Devesta

Composer: amabis

Performer(s): Amabis

Album: memorias luso / copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: Lux

Composer: eno

Performer(s): Brian Eno And Grizzly Bear

Duration: 7:21


Title: Electric Counterpoint - Ii

Composer: REICH

Performer(s): Steve Reich

Album: different trains, electric counterpoint / copyright control

Duration: 3:22


Title: Clouds

Composer: Caoimhin O' Raghallaigh

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh

Album: music for an elliptical orbit / copyright control

Duration: 6:34


Title: The Front

Composer: conor walsh

Performer(s): Conor Walsh

Duration: 5:44


Title: Bris

Composer: nils okland

Performer(s): Nils Okland (Hardanger Fiddle)

Album: Bris / copyright control

Duration: 4:58


Title: Somos Tres

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Budd, Garcia, Lentz

Album: music for three pianos

Duration: 2:48


Title: Requiem For The Static King Part One

Composer: O'HALLORAN

Performer(s): A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Album: free xmas remix / ERASED TAPES

Duration: 2:45


Title: Deep Blue Day

Composer: ENO

Performer(s): Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois And Roger Eno

Album: Apollo - Atmospheres And Soundtracks / copyright control

Duration: 4:23


Title: Shipping Song

Composer: Knapp, Lisa

Performer(s): Lisa Knapp (Vocal)

Album: Made in England: Tradition with a twist / Songlines/Arts Council England

Duration: 4:48


Title: Parliament Square

Composer: stina nordenstam

Performer(s): Stina Nordenstam

Album: The World Is Saved / copyright control

Duration: 4:35


Title: Acrobat

Composer: Olsen

Performer(s): Angel Olsen

Album: Half Way Home / copyright control

Duration: 3:38


Title: A 3

Composer: JAN BANG

Performer(s): Jan Bang

Album: AND POPPIES / copyright control

Duration: 5:00


Title: Fake Your Death

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Katie Kim

Album: Cover & Flood / Flaming June

Duration: 2:12


Title: Odi Et Amo - Bis

Composer: Johannsson

Performer(s): Johann Johannsson (B3 Organ)

Album: ENGLABORN / copyright control

Duration: 3:23


Title: Western Tears

Composer: WALTER

Performer(s): Justin Walter

Album: Lullabies and Nightmares / copyright control

Duration: 5:23


Title: The Only

Composer: Conor Walsh

Performer(s): Conor Walsh

Duration: 5:04


Title: Biped 4

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Gavin Bryars

Album: Gavin Bryars A Portrait / Decca

Duration: 4:04


Title: Maria

Composer: S Sondheim/l Bernstein

Performer(s): Branford Marsalis

Album: the sleeep anthology / copyright control

Duration: 6:09


Title: Dreamland

Composer: Sigurdsson, Valgeir

Performer(s): Valgeir Sigurosson (All Instruments)

Album: Architecture of Loss / Bedroom Community

Duration: 2:08


Title: Lonesome Road

Composer: This is How We Fly

Performer(s): This Is How We Fly

Album: This Is How We Fly / copyright control

Duration: 4:00


Title: Elena

Composer: ernst reijseger

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger

Album: down deep / null

Duration: 6:24



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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