Blue of the Night
Eamonn talks to Laurence Hobgood
Dave Brubeck described Grammy-winner Laurence Hobgood as "one of the most incredible pianists”. Best-known for his 20 years as Kurt Elling’s pianist/arranger, Laurence has also enjoyed a solo career. And he’s just released a Christmas album. He met up...
Eamonn talks to Daryl Runswick
Daryl Runswick is a classically trained composer, arranger, musician, producer and educationalist. He has worked with the London Sinfonietta, The King's Singers, John Cage and Ornette Coleman. He played bass and piano for 12 years with John Dankworth...
Roger Doyle interview
In a week where Blue celebrates the music of Roger Doyle, the composer joins Carl Corcoran in studio to talk about his music and his career.
Johnny Fean (archive interview)
Eamonn talks to Johnny Fean who recalls listening to Motown and early rock classics in the late 1950s in Shannon, Co. Clare, Phil Lynott and playing with The Horslips.
Wynton Marsalis (archive interview)
Eamonn talks to trumpeter, composer, teacher and music educator Wynton Marsalis.
Paul Brady interview
Carl Corcoran interviews Paul Brady about the remastered Missing Liberty Tapes
Carl Talks to RTÉ TEN's Paddy Kehoe about John Martyn's classic album, Solid Air
Louis Stewart interview
Carl Corcoran talks to jazz guitar legend, Louis Stewart.
Joe Boyd interview
Eamonn availed of an opportunity to speak with Joe Boyd, the legendary record-producer who worked with Sandy Denny (during her Fairport Convention days), as well Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band and Eric Clapton. Joe is also the author of "White...
Steve Cooney interview
Steve Cooney talks to Carl Corcoran about how he moved from being a rock musician in Australia to one of the most respected trad accompanists and producers in Ireland
What is the Stars? 1st October 2012
After recent falls we're all encouraged to put on our citizen scientist meteor hunting but where is the best place to go?
What is the Stars? 24th September 2012
If you think that we have a lot of meteors this week spare a thought for the late heavy bombardment of 3.8 billion years ago
What is the Stars? 17th September 2012
In an infinite and eternal universe, every line of sight from the Earth should end up at a star. So why is the sky dark?
What is the Stars? 10th September 2012
The Fermi Paradox: Given the size and age of the universe there should be extra terrestrial life but how come we can find no sign of it.
What is the Stars? September 3rd 2012
What is the Stars? Monday August 27th 2012
The Moons of Mars...
What is the Stars? 20th August 2012
Tracking November's Solar Eclipse
What is the Stars? August 13th 2012
Chinese astronomy and "Inquiries of Heaven"
What is the Stars? August 6th 2012
The Perseids the years best meteor shower this year. Shooting stars visible from Ireland this weekend (and at a reasonable hour)
What is the Stars? 30th July 2012
Keep an eye on Mars this week – low in the south west after sunset.
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More informationThe Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes and is presented by Carl Corcoran from Monday to Thursday, while Eamonn Lenihan presents Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Mondays and Fridays: "What is the Stars?"
Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes skywards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations.