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 23 May 2017

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

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: Alleluia Christus Resurrexit

Composer: Mawby, Colin

Performer(s): Mornington Singers

Album: Under-Song / Mornington Singers 2017

Duration: 4:06


Title: Divertimento Elegiaco For String Orchestra - Iii: Allegro Vivace

Composer: Rangstrom, Ture

Performer(s): Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Swedish Orchestral Favourites, Vol.2 / Naxos / 8.553715

Duration: 4:44


Title: Partita No.2 In A C Minor, Bwv 826 (1st Movement) Sinfonia

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)

Album: A Critique of Pure Music /

Duration: 4:22


Title: Night And Day

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Roland Dyens (Guitar)

Album: Night and Day; Visite Au Jazz - A Visit to the Jazz / GHA / GHA 126.061

Duration: 5:41


Title: Willow Weep For Me

Composer: Ronell, Ann

Performer(s): Frank Sinatra, Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

Album: Sings for Only the Lonely / Capitol / 72434 94756 2 5

Duration: 4:49


Title: Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered

Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hart, Lorenz

Performer(s): Artie Shaw (Clarinet), Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five

Album: Artie Shaw - Self Portrait / Bluebird / 09026 63808 2

Duration: 4:12


Title: Ned I Vester

Composer: trad arr Lovlid

Performer(s): Unni Lovlid

Album: Lux / Heilo / HCD7271

Duration: 4:13


Title: Easty And Aster

Composer: MacErlaine, Sean

Performer(s): Sean Macerlaine (Clarinets, Electronics)

Album: A Slender Song / Ergodos / Ergodos ER16

Duration: 4:26


Title: Rise Up, My Love

Composer: Skempton, Howard

Performer(s): Irish Youth Chamber Choir

Album: Rise up, my love / Ergodos / ER17

Duration: 3:51


Title: Images: Prelude 3

Composer: Skempton, Howard

Performer(s): John Tilbury (Piano)

Album: Well, well Cornelius / Sony Classical / SK 66482

Duration: 2:00


Title: Blue Bucket Of Gold

Composer: Stevens, Sufjan

Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens

Album: Carrie & Lowell / Asthmatic Kitty / AKR099

Duration: 4:52


Title: All Is Well

Composer: Vanschothorst, Anne

Performer(s): Anne Vanschothorst (Harp)

Album: Beautiful World / Anne Vanschothorst 2017

Duration: 4:13


Title: The Flame

Composer: O'Connor, Mairtin

Performer(s): Contempo Quartet, Mairtin O'Connor (Accordion); Garry O'Briain(Guitar,Mandocello); Cathal Hayden (Fiddle)

Album: Spiccato Junction / Galway Ensemble in Residence /Music Network 2006 / GER-CD 002

Duration: 3:18


Title: Sonata In G Major (13th Movement) Allegretto Wko211

Composer: Abel, Carl Friedrich

Performer(s): Susanne Heinrich (Viola Da Gamba)

Album: Carl Friedrich Abel Mr. Abel's fine airs Twenty four pieces for solo viola / Hyperion / CDA67628

Duration: 6:20


Title: Cello Concerto In C Minor Rv401 - Movement I - Allegro Non Molto

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Robert King (Harpsichord), The King's Consort

Album: Vivaldi: Cello Concertos - Jonathan Cohen - The King's Consort: Robert King / Hyperion / CDA67553

Duration: 4:27


Title: Vedro Con Mio Diletto

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio arr Sholdice

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Voice), Kate Ellis (Cello); Sean Macerlaine (Sax)

Album: Songs

Duration: 4:18


Title: Here The Deities Approve

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Gianluigi Trovesi (Clarinet), Wolfgang Muthspiel (Acoustic/Electric Guitar), L'Arpeggiata

Album: Music For a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell / Erato/ Warner Classics / 0825646337507

Duration: 4:47


Title: Nordic Maiden

Composer: Doherty, Jim

Performer(s): Louis Stewart (Guitar); Jim Doherty (Piano), Bobby Shew (Trpt); Bob Sheppard (Alto Sax); Gordon Brisker (Tenor Sax); Tom Warrington (Bass); Bobby Mintz (Drum, Bt

Album: Spondance / Livia Records / LRCD10

Duration: 7:01


Title: Kith And Kin

Composer: Tighe, Dylan

Performer(s): Dylan Tighe (Vocals, Guitar, Keys), Darragh O'Kelly (Keys); Conor Murray (Drums)

Album: Wabi-Sabi Soul / Self Release 2016

Duration: 2:30


Title: A Darker Shade Of Blue

Composer: Dunning, Brian

Performer(s): Aoife Doyle (Vocals), Johnny Taylor (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Bass), Dominic Mullan (Drums)

Album: This Time the Dreams on Me / Artist Release 2013 / 689232119102

Duration: 4:46


Title: Rondo, Op 51

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)

Album: Recorded live for Blue of the Night session, May 2017 / RTE

Duration: 5:13


Title: Lotus Eaters

Composer: York, Andrew

Performer(s): Irish Guitar Quartet

Album: Irish Guitar Quartet Sample / Artist Copy 2017

Duration: 2:58


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat Major (4th Movement) Allegretto Grazioso

Composer: Brahms

Performer(s): Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Dresdem

Album: Brahms - The Piano Concertos (2-CD) / Deutsche Grammophon / 0289 479 4899

Duration: 9:57


Title: Into Your Arms

Composer: Buckley, Annette

Performer(s): Annette Buckley (Vocals), Mairead Kelly (Harp)

Album: The Ever Changing Colours of the Sea / The Label Records

Duration: 3:09


Title: Heaven Paints Her Holy Mantle Blue

Composer: Wolfe, Ger

Performer(s): Ger Wolfe (Vocals/ Guitar(), Edel Sullivan (Violin(), Paul Frost (Bass), Martin Leahy (Guitar), Karen Casey (Vocals)

Album: Ger Wolfe: Heaven Paints Her Holy Mantle Blue / Raggedy Records / RRCD003

Duration: 4:11


Title: Criss Cross

Composer: Monk, Thelonious

Performer(s): Joey Alexander (Piano), Larry Grendadier (Bass), Ulysses Owens Jr (Drums), Chris Potter (Sax)

Album: Countdown / Motema Music 2016 / 234279

Duration: 5:05


Title: Brother Walks In

Composer: Mulcahy, Paddy

Performer(s): Paddy Mulcahy (Piano/Electronics)

Album: The Words She Said / Artist Release 2017

Duration: 4:21


Title: Written In Sand

Composer: Lee, Eddie

Performer(s): No Crows

Album: Why Us? / Whirling Discs 2016 / WHRL019

Duration: 3:57


Title: Night Sky

Composer: Inni-K

Performer(s): Kevin Murphy (Cello); Sean Macerlaine (Clarinets); Stephen Shannon (Guitar/Synth)

Album: The King Has Two Horse's Ears / Green Willow Records 2015 / Green Willow GWR01CD

Duration: 4:00


Title: Sonata For Flute, Viola And Harp (2nd Movement) Interlude

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Riona O'Duinnin (Flute), Nancy Johnson (Viola), Geraldine O'Doherty (Harp)

Album: Triocca - Trios for Flute, Viola and Harp / RTÉ lyric fm / CD122

Duration: 5:39


Title: Honey Catcher

Composer: Dooley, Shell

Performer(s): Shell Dooley (Electronics), Kirkos Ensemble

Album: Album Preview / Self Release 2017

Duration: 5:20



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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