Carl Corcoran now broadcasts on Irish radio

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    WARWICK-As WTBQ celebrated the 10th anniversary, July 1, of going back on the air under the management of current owner Frank Truatt, many of the guests, asked, "Where is Carl Corcoran?" The answer is that he's broadcasting daily in a regular scheduled program of Radio Telefís ...ireann (RT...), the Irish Public Service Broadcasting Organization that would be the equivalent of NBC or CBS in the United States. Between 1995 and 1998, Carl Corcoran, an internationally known song writer and entertainer, then a local resident, could be heard on WTBQ with his Irish music program, "A Drop of the Irish." He also hosted a popular music and talk show on the station, which aired weekday mornings. Corcoran, a native of Dublin, Ireland, had lived in the United States for about 20 years and owned a home in Warwick. He was a natural broadcaster and extremely talented in both Irish and American music. Corcoran soon became one of the most popular entertainers in the area. While living in Warwick he produced an award winning CD, "Dancing the Dublin Reel," and performed live in numerous New York City clubs as well as local night spots such as Bodles Opera House, The Lycian Theater, Mount Peter Ski Area, Mountain Valley, Emerald Point and Gavin's Catskill Resort, just to name a few. In 1998, The Irish Echo, the largest Irish-American newspaper, included Corcoran's CD among the 100 all-time favorite Irish albums. The following year, its readers gave him the most votes for favorite Irish artists in the show-band category. Today, living in County Tipperary, Ireland, he hosts Lyric FM's show, "The Lyric Breakfast," on Monday through Friday from 7-10 a.m. That's a prized time slot in Ireland but for those in the USA, who wish to listen on the Internet, they will have to tune in around 2 a.m. eastern time. Corcoran began his music career in the 1970s. Many of his Warwick fans may be surprised to learn that it was rock and roll, folk and pop that brought the young Dubliner to the pubs, clubs and coffee shops as both a singer and songwriter. An offer to sign a recording contract produced three original albums containing songs written by Corcoran who adopted the stage name, Jamie Stone. His first album ‘New Day' earned six awards at the RMI Awards in 1974, including "Artist of the Year." Corcoran's songs, ‘Gulliver' and ‘I Believe in Love' were chart toppers in the Irish market. After returning to Ireland in 1998, Corcoran was asked to host Lyric FM's ‘The Third Wave', which he hosted for three years. He is now making classical music popular in Ireland every weekday morning in his role as the new host of the Lyric Breakfast.