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 Thursday 20 April 2017

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.

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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

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.


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: Leos Janacek String Quartet No 1 (2nd Movement)

Composer: Janacek, Leos

Performer(s): Pavel Haas Quartet

Album: Pavel Haas Quartet - Leos Janacek / Pavel Haas / Supraphon

Duration: 4:37


Title: Ave Verum Corpus

Composer: Bertolusi, Vincenzo

Performer(s): The Sixteen

Album: Helper and Protector - Italian Maestri in Poland / Coro / COR16141

Duration: 5:21


Title: My Funny Valentine

Composer: Rodgers / Hart

Performer(s): Guillaume Latour( Violin 1)/ Christelle Lassort( Violin 2) / Camille Borsarello ( Alto) / Pierre Francois Dufour (Cello)

Album: Autour de Chet / Verve / DG 4784222

Duration: 4:47


Title: I Get Along Without You Very Well

Composer: Carmichael, Hoagy

Performer(s): Kurt Elling (Vocals), Laurence Hobgood (Piano); Marc Johnson (Bass); Peter Erskine (Drums)

Album: Flirting With Twilight / Blue Note / 72435 31113 28

Duration: 3:37


Title: Sonata For Flute And Piano (2nd Movement) Cantilena

Composer: Poulenc, Francis

Performer(s): Patrick Gallois (Flute), Lydia Wong (Piano)

Album: French Flute Music - Patrick Gallois: Flute, Lydia Wong: Piano / Naxos / 8.557328

Duration: 3:55


Title: The Man I Love

Composer: Gershwin / Gershwin

Performer(s): Larry Adler (Harmonica)

Album: The Glory of Gershwin / Mercury / 5227272

Duration: 3:19


Title: All The Things You Are

Composer: Kern

Performer(s): Jim Hall & Pat Metheny

Album: Jim Hall & Pat Metheny / Nonesuch/metheny Group Productions / 7559799099

Duration: 7:14


Title: After You, Who?

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Hal Mooney & His Orchestra

Album: I Get A Kick Out Of You - The Cole Porter Songbook Vol II / Verve / 511-070-2

Duration: 3:06


Title: Piano Concerto In G Major (2nd Movement)

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Berlin Philharmonic

Album: Prokofiev / Ravel piano concerti / Deutsche Grammophon / 139349

Duration: 9:03


Title: Liebestod From Tristan And Isolde

Composer: Wagner, Richard

Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Soprano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 412655-2) / Philips / 412655-2

Duration: 7:26


Title: Ordre 22

Composer: Couperin, Francois

Performer(s): Malcolm Proud (Harpsichord)

Album: Recorded in Castalia Hall, Kilkenny, March 2017 for Blue of the Night / RTE

Duration: 18:40


Title: Sonate In D For Violin And Basso Continuo

Composer: Moffat, Georg

Performer(s): Malcolm Proud (Harpsichord)

Album: Recorded in Castalia Hall, Kilkenny, March 2017 for Blue of the Night / RTE

Duration: 11:03


Title: Schindler's List

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Cian Boylan (Piano) / Karl Rooney (Sax) / Darren Mc Carthy ( Double Bass) / Fionn O'Ceallachain (Drums)

Album: Something We All Know / Lucca Records

Duration: 4:33


Title: Bullitt

Composer: Schifrin, Lalo

Performer(s): Cian Boylan (Piano) / Karl Rooney (Sax) / Darren Mc Carthy ( Double Bass) / Fionn O'Ceallachain (Drums)

Album: Something We All Know / Lucca Records

Duration: 3:37


Title: Come Around

Composer: Jarosz, SArah

Performer(s): Sarah Jarosz

Album: Follow Me Down / Sugar Hill Records2011 / Sug-CD-4062

Duration: 3:32


Title: Peggy's Waltz

Composer: Traditional

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

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Glcd1181) / Green Linnet / Glcd1181

Duration: 3:51


Title: The Beardless Boy

Composer: Hammond, Philip

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: The Irish Piano / RTE lyric fm / CD138

Duration: 3:09


Title: A Boy Like That-I Have A Love

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard

Performer(s): Carel Kraayenhof (Bandoneon), Sexteto Canyengue

Album: Street Tango (Recordno: 038367-2) / Decca / 038367-2

Duration: 5:02


Title: Nature Boy

Composer: Ahbez, Eden

Performer(s): Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Album: Cheek to Cheek / Streamline Records / Columbia RPA / Interscope Records / 0602537998845

Duration: 4:05


Title: Cello Sonata No. 2 In F Major Op. 99 - Movement Ii - Adagio Affetuoso

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Stephen Hough (Piano)

Album: Brahms: Cello Sonatas - Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough / Hyperion / CDA67529

Duration: 6:33


Title: Wuthering Heights

Composer: Sakamoto

Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto

Album: Cinemage / Sony Classical / SK60780

Duration: 6:57


Title: Emer's Dream

Composer: Mac Con Iomaire, Colm

Performer(s): Colm Mac Con Iomaire (Violin), Karl Odlum, Johnny Botle, Paul Dooley, Alice Farrell, Bill Blackmore, Catherine Fitzgerald

Album: Colm Mac Con Iomaire: The Hare's Corner / Plateau / 16CD

Duration: 3:07


Title: Apres Un Reve (After A Dream)

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Alisa Weilerstein (Cello), Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (Piano)

Album: Alisa Weilerstein / Vivian Hornik Weilerstein / EMI Classics / 724357349826

Duration: 2:47


Title: Where Dreams Are Born

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Vocals), Studio Orchestra

Album: Classical Chill CD1 / Warner Strategic Marketing / 0927469952

Duration: 4:19


Title: Mad About The Boy

Composer: Coward

Performer(s): Julie London

Album: Best Of Easy Listening / EMI Gold / RRCD357

Duration: 2:07


Title: Prelude And Fugue In E Minor

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues / ECM / ECM 437 189-2

Duration: 7:23


Title: Concerto In D Major Bwv 1054 (3rd Movement) Adagio E Piano Sempre

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Marieke Blankestijn (Leader), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: J.S.Bach The Complete Keyboard Concertos (Recordno: 4782430) / Decca / 4782430

Duration: 5:46


Title: When You Wish Upon A Star

Performer(s): Gregory Porter

Album: Jazz Loves Disney / Verve

Duration: 3:45


Title: And So It Goes

Composer: Joel, Billy

Performer(s): Lynn Arriale (Piano)

Album: Lynne Arriale - Solo / In and Out Records / IOR CD771092

Duration: 4:25


Title: 3 Preludes (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Jeffrey Kahane (Piano)

Album: Made In America - Yo-Yo Ma / Sony / Sk53126

Duration: 1:27



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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