The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am Text '51554'

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 3 June 2013

This week on Blue Tunes...

Amsterdam born, Swiss based violinist Gwendolyn Masin first came to the attention of the Irish public with a performance on the Late Late Show when she was eleven in 1988.  Today she enjoys a busy international career as a performer and a teacher, she has continued her connections with Ireland through regular appearances and a dedication to Irish contemporary composers such as John Buckley, Eric Sweeney and Raymond Deane. Her latest CD "Origin" is a tour de force of string ensemble performances - most of which were arranged by Raymond Deane. Dances by De Falla, Bartok and others pay tribute to her multicultural background. Hear it all week on Blue.


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

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

June 1 - 7: Catalan soprano Montserrat Figueras, who recently died of cancer aged 69, was a specialist in baroque and earlier music. Her distinctive vocal style defined the ensembles she co-founded with husband, Jordi Savall. Fronting ensembles such as Hespèrion XX (which became Hespèrion XXI) and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Montserrat's voice became synonymous with Spanish early music and with the laments and legends of Catalan folk-song. Carl and Eamonn have chosen Figueras as this week’s Blue Tunes Recommends and each night feature tracks from her extensive catalogue - on the Blue nightly at 10.

Thought Fox Session

Thought Fox are a group of improvisers from the Irish and UK jazz scene and are the winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award for 2010-2013. We featured them a while back on Blue, and you can watch videos of our recordings of My Guess, The Prime of Life and Neelin here:





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 And Fugue In C

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:06


Title: Walking With Bach

Performer(s): Sule, László

Duration: 9:02


Title: Zamba De Ambato

Performer(s): Cazenave

Duration: 6:14


Title: From The Invisible To The Visible

Performer(s): Worden, Shara

Duration: 4:16


Title: Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme

Performer(s): Andrea Morricone

Duration: 3:51


Title: Nina Y Vina

Performer(s): El Cancionero De La Colombina

Duration: 1:38


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra (1st Movement): Lagrima - Andante

Performer(s): Tarrega

Duration: 2:23


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez

Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin

Duration: 22:28


Title: Adagio Cantabile In G

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 6:53


Title: Shifting Structures

Performer(s): Garry,Burke,Carpio,Hynes,Leseure

Duration: 7:10


Title: False Persona

Performer(s): Parkinson, Niamh

Duration: 4:10


Title: Estate

Performer(s): Martino, Bruno

Duration: 10:54


Title: La Colina De La Vida

Performer(s): Gieco, Leon

Duration: 6:15


Title: The Protecting Veil (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Tavener, John

Duration: 15:20


Title: Ballade No.3 In A Flat Op.47

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 7:45


Title: A Case Of You

Performer(s): Mitchell

Duration: 4:38


Title: Passacaille

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 4:58


Title: As I Go I Sing

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:31


Title: Daybreak

Performer(s): Lionaird, Iarla

Duration: 5:20


Title: Lyric Epiphony

Performer(s): Mcgrath,Mark Anthony

Duration: 10:37


Title: Aurilla Mia

Performer(s): Kapsberger, Johann

Duration: 3:32


Title: Arise, Arise! You Slumbering Sleepers

Performer(s): Weir, Judith

Duration: 2:48


Title: I'M On Fire

Performer(s): James / Worden

Duration: 3:45


Title: The World Is Water

Performer(s): Detor, Krista

Duration: 5:35


Title: Cycle Song

Performer(s): David Darling

Duration: 7:24


Title: Nana: Duermete, Nino, Duerme

Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De

Duration: 4:44



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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