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 22 June 2017

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

Join Carl Corcoran 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 presents an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up includes 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 brings 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 stars 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 guarantees that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory.

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.

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: Slan + Breathnach

Composer: Breatnach, Cormac

Performer(s): Cormac Breatnach, ( Low Whistle), ,Gavin Ralston (Guitar ), Robbie Harris (Percussion ), Fiachra Trench (Keyboards ) Aoife Doyle(Vocals)

Album: Ealu / Diosca Mandala CD003

Duration: 6:26


Title: Cesca's View

Composer: Eckert, Rinde

Performer(s): Roomful Of Teeth

Album: Roomful of Teeth / New Amsterdam Records / NWAM041

Duration: 3:03


Title: Suite No. 2 Op. 17 - Valse (Presto)

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano), Hilary Mcnamara (Piano)

Album: Rachmaninov: Suites for Two Pianos, Symphonic Dances - Howard Shelley, Hilary McNamara / Helios / CDH55209

Duration: 6:19


Title: The Fall

Performer(s): Robert John Ardiff

Album: The Fall - Robert John Ardiff

Duration: 3:33


Title: Cherry Blossom

Composer: Bright

Performer(s): Horace Silver

Album: The Tokyo Blues / Blue Note Records / 2651462

Duration: 6:06


Title: Amalia

Composer: N/a

Performer(s): Melody Gardot

Album: The Absence / Decca Records

Duration: 3:00


Title: Serenade For Strings In E Minor - Larghetto

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra

Album: Grieg Dvorak Elgar - Conrad van Alphen Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra / Telarc / CD80623

Duration: 4:56


Title: Sea Pictures Op.37 (1st Movement) Sea-Slumber Song

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Janet Baker (Mezzo-Soprano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Elgar: Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures / EMI / CDC 747329 2

Duration: 5:02


Title: Midnight

Composer: McGlynn, Michael/Ledwidge, Francis

Performer(s): Meav Ni Mhaolchatha (Soprano), Ulster Orchestra, Anuna

Album: Songs of The Whispering Things / Anuna Teoranta 2017

Duration: 4:20


Title: Jessica's Sunwheel

Composer: David Darling

Performer(s): David Darling (Cello), Colin Walcott (Sitar), Steve Kuhn (Piano), Jan Garbarek (Sax), Arild Andersen (Double Bass), Oscar Castro Neves

Album: Cycles - David Darling / ECM Records / ECM 1219 843172-2

Duration: 5:21


Title: One For Annie

Composer: Halferty, Tommy

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio, Dave Redmond (Bass); Kevin Brady (Drums)

Album: Burkina / Self Release / TH01

Duration: 6:43


Title: Too Marvelous For Words

Composer: Mercer, Johnny/Whiting, Margaret

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (Trumpet) Willie Smith (Asax), Bobbyy Tucker (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guit)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 523003-2) / Verve / 523003-2

Duration: 2:14


Title: Loftið Verður Skyndilega Kalt

Composer: Arnalds, Ólafur

Performer(s): Olafur Arnalds And Ensemble

Album: and they have escaped the weight of darkness / Erased Tapes / ERATP022CD

Duration: 5:48


Title: No Fear Here

Composer: Bloom, Luka

Performer(s): Luka Bloom (Guitar/Vocal), Jon O'Connell (Bass), Bill Shanley (Guitars); Jim Higgins (Percussion)

Album: Frugalisto / Bigsky 2016 / BSCD 009

Duration: 5:03


Title: Coplas De Tata Dios

Composer: Leguizamón, Gustavo

Performer(s): Pablo Márquez (Guitar)

Album: El Cuchi Bien Temperado / ECM New Series / ECM 2380 481 0972

Duration: 5:13


Title: Pilip Seimh O Fathaigh

Composer: Trad arr McMahon

Performer(s): Tony Mcmahon (Accordion)

Album: Tony McMahon: Farewell to Music / Raelach Records 2016 / RR011

Duration: 4:57


Title: Sruthan Rua

Composer: O Lochlainn, Neil

Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu

Album: Stargazer / Diatribe 2017 / Promo

Duration: 8:30


Title: Lute Concerto Arranged For Guitar And Orchestra - Movement Ii - Largo

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Christmas Adagios / Decca / 4685032

Duration: 5:12


Title: Fugue No.18 In E Minor Bwv 548

Composer: Bach

Performer(s): Christ Thile (Mandolin), Edgar Meyer (Bass)

Album: Bach Trios / Nonesuch Records 2017 / Nonesuch

Duration: 6:11


Title: String Quartet No. 5 (Excerpt)

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano), Kevin Hays (Piano)

Album: Modern Music : Brad Mehldau & Kevin Hays / Nonesuch / 528371

Duration: 3:46


Title: Mishima / Closing

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet

Album: Mishima (OST) / Elektra / Nonesuch / 979113-2

Duration: 2:59


Title: The Answer

Composer: Turner, Pierce

Performer(s): Pierce Turner, Philip Glass (Synth)

Album: The Compilation / Beggars Banquet / GBAZP9700281

Duration: 5:03


Title: Tread Softly

Composer: Clarke, Rhona

Performer(s): Maria Mcgarry (Piano)

Album: Hiccup: RTE Lyric fm Commissions 2002 - 2008 / RTE Lyric fm / CD123

Duration: 5:54


Title: Tread Softly

Composer: Yeats, W.B./NiGhalloglaigh

Performer(s): Joanna Hyde (Fiddle/Vocals), Tadhg O Meachair (Accordion, Keys, Vocals), Roisin Ni Ghalloglaigh (Vocals)

Album: One for The Foxes / Artist Release 2017 / JHTOM001

Duration: 2:46


Title: Mick O'Connor's/Lad O'Beirne's/Matt People's (Reels)

Composer: Trad Arr Michelle Mulcahy

Performer(s): Michelle Mulcahy (Harp)

Album: Suaimhneas / Cló Iar Chonnachta / CICD189

Duration: 3:45


Title: It's Only Love

Composer: Pine The Pilcrow

Performer(s): Pine The Pilcrow

Album: Pine The Pilcrow EP

Duration: 5:02


Title: String Quartet No.2 In G Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Cantabile, Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Martin Beaver, Kikuei Ikeda (Violins), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Clive Greensmith (Cello)

Album: Ludwig Van Beethoven - Complete String Quartets (8-CD) / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 807641-8

Duration: 5:39


Title: Windows

Composer: Corea, Chick

Performer(s): Louis Stewart

Album: Out On His Own-Solo Guitar / Livia Records

Duration: 3:01


Title: Hard Times

Composer: Charles

Performer(s): Nigel Mooney

Album: The Bohemian Mooney / Lyte Records / LR018

Duration: 3:30


Title: Variation 19

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia

Album: Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 807633

Duration: 1:57



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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