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 Monday 23 January 2017

This Week on Blue....

This week Carl introduces a captivating CD featuring two Vietnamese guitarists. Nguyên Lê and Ngô H?ng Quang had very different upbringings and musical educations but this album brings them together exploring both the roots and the future of Vietnamese music. For his new album Nguyên Lê, French guitarist with Vietnamese roots and the first exclusive ACT artist ever meets the young Vietnamese singer and multi-instrumentalist Ngô Hóng Quang, accompanied by musical friends from all around the world. Focus of the album is the music of Vietnam, between tradition and modernity.

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: Ecce Quod Natura Mutat Sua Jura

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Berit Opheim (Voices)

Album: Aquilonis / ECM New Series / 2416 481 1160

Duration: 4:42


Title: Fides Tua

Composer: Hamasyan, Tigran

Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano)

Album: An Ancient Observor / Nonesuch 2017

Duration: 4:51


Title: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Major (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Barry Douglas (Piano), Camerata Ireland

Album: Beethoven: Piano Concertos - Barry Douglas / Camerata Ireland / Satirino / SR 051

Duration: 5:10


Title: Vouchsafe, O Lord, To Keep Us This Day Without Sin

Composer: Handel

Performer(s): Tim Mead (Countertenor)

Album: Handel - Music For Queen Caroline / Pine Valley Productions / AF004

Duration: 2:56


Title: Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

Composer: Cox, Jimmy

Performer(s): Bessie Smith, With Louis Armstrong(C) Fred Longshaw (Reed Organ)

Album: The Essential Bessie Smith / Indigo Records / IGOCD2008

Duration: 3:00


Title: All Of You

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Miles Davis (Trumpet), John Coltrane (Tenor Sax), Red Garland (Piano), Paul Chambers (Bass), Philly Joe Jones (Drums)

Album: 'Round About Midnight (Recordno: CK 85201) / Columbia / Legacy / CK 85201

Duration: 7:03


Title: Chiec Khan Pieu

Composer: Nho, Doan

Performer(s): Paolo Fresu / Prabhu Edouard

Album: Ha Noi Duo / ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Ko KG

Duration: 6:24


Title: Early Morning Light

Composer: Jarosz, Sarah

Performer(s): Sarah Jarosz (Vocals/Guitar)

Album: Undercurrents / Sugar Hill 2016 / 0888072391093

Duration: 2:35


Title: Atlas

Composer: Marshall, Eliza/ Kelly, Jean

Performer(s): Ranagri

Album: Ranagi: Fort of the Hare / Stockfisch / SFR 357.4085.2

Duration: 3:24


Title: Man From Another Time

Composer: Wold

Performer(s): Seasick Steve

Album: Man From Another Time / Industry Green / 5051865615828

Duration: 3:12


Title: Ghostwalk

Composer: Trueman, Dan

Performer(s): Dan Trueman (Hardanger Fiddle), Monica Mugan (Guitar)

Album: Trollstilt / Azalea Records 2000

Duration: 5:22


Title: Ubi Caritas Et Amor

Composer: Lauridsen, Morten

Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia, Polyphony

Album: Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Latin Motets / Hyperion / CDA67449

Duration: 7:02


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: Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott From Matthew Passion

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Daniel Taylor (Counterten)

Album: Daniel Taylor: Portrait / Atma Classics / Acd22228

Duration: 6:50


Title: Guirlandes, Opus 73 No.1

Composer: Scriabin, Alexander

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic

Album: The Transcendentalist / Hersey Records / Heresy 015

Duration: 4:17


Title: Jumbles

Composer: Abercrombie, John

Performer(s): John Abercrombie (Guitar), Marc Copland (Piano), Drew Gress (Bass), Joey Barron (Drums)

Album: Up and Coming: John Abercrombie Quartet / ECM 2017 / ECM 2528

Duration: 5:57


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: Raga Dhan

Composer: Shrivastav, Baluji

Performer(s): Baluji Shrivastav (Sitar), The Inner Vision Orchestra

Album: Best of Baluji Shrivastav / ARC Records 2017 / EUCD2695

Duration: 9:55


Title: Curse You, Mocking Moon

Composer: Hyland, Laura

Performer(s): Clang Sayne

Album: The Round Soul of the World / Clang Sayne / CS02

Duration: 5:19


Title: For You While You Sleep

Composer: Cowley, Ewan

Performer(s): Ewan Cowley

Album: The Elevated Life / Ewan Cowley

Duration: 2:59


Title: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No.1 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Bruch, Max

Performer(s): The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Timeless - Brahms & Bruch Violin Concertos / Decca / 481 1031

Duration: 8:37


Title: Ich Bin Geliebt

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Geraldine Mcgreevy (Mezzo Soprano), Stella Doufexis (Soprano) Adrian Thompson (Tenor) Stephan Loges (Baritone) Graham Johnson (Piano)

Album: Schumann The Complete Songs (Recordno: CDS44446) / Hyperion / CDS44446

Duration: 3:07


Title: Danzon

Composer: Chucho Valdes

Performer(s): Chucho Valdes (Piano)

Album: Canciones Ineditas / Egrem / CD0396

Duration: 4:41


Title: Wardrobe

Composer: The Nightjar (Band)

Performer(s): The Nightjar (Band)

Album: Objects / Pair O' Legs Records 2017

Duration: 4:56


Title: The Long Walk

Composer: Cagney, Eamonn

Performer(s): Treelan, Éamonn Cagney (Udu Drum And Percussion), Niwel Tsumbu (Guitar), And Martin Tourish (Piano Accordion).

Album: Enchantment / Self Release 2016

Duration: 6:09


Title: Dead Man Walking

Composer: Chapin Carpenter, Mary

Performer(s): Mary Chapin Carpenter (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Dead Man Walking / Sony / 483534 2

Duration: 3:36


Title: Where The Blue Meets The Green

Composer: Second Moon of Winter

Performer(s): Second Moon Of Winter

Album: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy - EP / Denovali Records 2015 / DEN219

Duration: 3:39


Title: Abdou Kadre

Composer: Hodge, Tom/ Kinman, Franz

Performer(s): Piano Interrupted, Tom Hodge (Piano/Clarinet). Franz Kinmann (Electronician)

Album: Landscapes of the Unfinished / Denovali Records / DEN251

Duration: 5:20


Title: Oh Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Norma Burrows, English Baroque Soloists

Album: Semele / ERATO / 4509997592

Duration: 3:27



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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