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 28 May 2013

This week on Blue Tunes...

Kaleidoscope Night is a unique event held on the first Wednesday of the month bringing together the worlds of classical, contemporary and experimental music in the informal and intimate surroundings of Bello Bar on the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin's Portobello suburb. Last June, we broadcast the night Live on Blue (see video below), bringing their 2015/16 season to a close. Wednesday Sept 7th marks the beginning of the new season and we celebrate that this week by presenting a Blue Room Session with some of the artists lined up for this season opener. This Wednesday Carl is joined by Karen Devan and Lioba Petrie, curators - along with brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe (pictured below), Persian classical musicians currently studying Western classical in Dublin. They're also part of the band Navá. And through the week, Carl plays tracks related to the Kaleidoscope line-up including Navá - the exciting new Dublin based band who explore the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. 


August Bank Holiday Monday - Blue of the Night at Kaleidoscope

Enjoy this short video collage of a great night when Blue broadcast live from Kaleidoscope Night at Bello Bar in Dublin last June and re-broadcast  on Bank Holiday Monday's Blue (August 1st).

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Noel Scott Engel was one of The Walker Brothers. His 1969 solo project "Scott Walker 3" initially sold well. Hear selections from the cult CD re-issue each night this week.

Peter Delaney

Peter Delaney

Peter Delaney is that rare breed; an Irish ukulele player inspired, in equal measure, by early archive recordings of Mississippi Delta Blues and Hawaiian Luau music. His songs are gentle parables formed from slightly skewed everyday observations sustained only by voice and instrument. The result is music which is both simple and beguiling.


CULTURE NIGHT Friday September 16th 10pm 

Music Network 30th Anniversary Concert

We are delighted to be part of RTÉ lyric fm Music Network Culture Night 2016 - broadcast in front of a Live Audience from Studio 1 in Donnybrook on The Purple Vespertine, co-presented by Ellen Cranitch and Carl Corcoran.
The evening features an array of talent: harpist Laoise Kelly; cellists William Butt & Christopher Ellis; the Julien Colarossi Quartet; traditional group Ulaid with vocalist Gráinne Holland and visiting from Norway the trad/folk ensemble, Gjermund Larsen trio.

The concert is free but ticketed with limited access so advance booking is essential. Contact Aisling ( to reserve, four tickets max per person. Stay tuned to The Purple Vespertine and to Blue or visit

Music Played on the Show


Title: Prelude: First Snow

Performer(s): Michael Gettel

Album: Best of Narada New Age

Duration: 3:19


Title: Violin Concerto - I

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 7:11


Title: Desert Crossing

Performer(s): Ponty, Jean Luc

Duration: 3:18


Title: No.11 In G Minor

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:39


Title: Sonata In D Major (4th Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 5:03


Title: Boll Weevil Holler

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:19


Title: Kaleidoscopic Vision

Performer(s): Krog / Surman

Duration: 4:48


Title: Spark

Performer(s): Hauschka

Duration: 4:23


Title: Was

Performer(s): Allison, Mose

Duration: 3:43


Title: Violin Concerto In C Major (2nd Movement) - Largo

Performer(s): Dall'oglio, Domenico

Duration: 6:40


Title: Nocturne No 4 Op 36 In E Flat Major - Andante Molto Moderato

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 7:00


Title: I Will Put My Ship In Order

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:05


Title: Rosemary

Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott

Duration: 3:36


Title: Speckled Water

Performer(s): Vallely

Duration: 4:45


Title: Missa Pro Defunctis - Introit: Requiem Aeternam

Performer(s): Guerrero, Francisco

Duration: 4:55


Title: My Lagan Love

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 4:42


Title: None The Wiser

Performer(s): Wood, Chris

Duration: 4:22


Title: Eleanor Plunkett

Performer(s): Carolan, Turlough O

Duration: 7:05


Title: Valse Impromptu

Performer(s): Liszt, Franz

Duration: 6:17


Title: Cello Concerto In E Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Elgar, Edward

Duration: 5:36


Title: Swinging Tripes And Trillibubkins

Performer(s): Barry, Gerald

Duration: 2:01


Title: Here

Performer(s): Kouyate, Lansine

Duration: 3:04


Title: Dies Irae

Performer(s): Giannelli, Jean-Michel

Duration: 5:30


Title: Oblivion

Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor

Duration: 5:02


Title: On Staddon Heights

Performer(s): Surman, John

Duration: 7:49


Title: Hallelujah

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 7:54


Title: Cello Suite In G Minor - Iv: Sarabande

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:04


Title: Aurilla Mia

Performer(s): Kapsberger, Johann

Duration: 3:32


Title: Pulse, Pause, Repeat

Performer(s): Budd, Garcia, Lentz

Duration: 4:30


Title: In Vitro

Performer(s): Balke, Jon

Duration: 4:27


Title: Nocturne In C Sharp Minor

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 4:08


Title: Downside Up

Performer(s): Gabriel, Peter

Duration: 4:07



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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