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 Thursday 6 June 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

Montserrat Figueras is synonymous with Spanish early music and the laments of Catalan folk-song. She is the Blue Tunes artist all this week.

More Music Played on the Show

Track Name: Horizon Variations
Composer: Richter, Max
Duration: 01:53

Track Name: Avondale
Composer: Condell, Sonny
Duration: 03:25

Track Name: Send in The Clowns
Composer: Sondheim, StephenSoloist: Theo Bleckmann (vocals)
Duration: 03:37

Track Name: The Water
Composer: Feist / Canning
Duration: 04:24

Track Name: Over The Rainbow
Composer: Harburg, E.Y./Arlen, Harold
Duration: 05:09

Track Name: Nocturne
Composer: Bax, Arnold
Duration: 05:37

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: Yesqueros

Performer(s): Granaina, Media

Duration: 3:37


Title: Afterwards

Performer(s): Lord, Jon

Duration: 3:16


Title: Impromptu No.1 In A Flat Op29

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 4:34


Title: String Quartet No. 3: (Vi) Michima Closing

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:10


Title: Al Birwa

Performer(s): Brahem, Anouar

Duration: 5:06


Title: Verso

Performer(s): Vaananen, Timo

Duration: 7:10


Title: Hello It's Me

Performer(s): Reed/Cale

Duration: 3:18


Title: Sonata A 4 In G Minor - La Sampiera

Performer(s): Cazzati, Maurizio

Duration: 3:52


Title: Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 5:26


Title: Zygotos

Performer(s): Balke, Jon

Duration: 4:50


Title: Nu Solen Gar Ned (The Sun Is Setting)

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:16


Title: Calle 7

Performer(s): Cantuaria, Vinicius/Frisell, Bill

Duration: 5:20


Title: On Yonder Hill

Performer(s): Trad Arr Sam Lee

Duration: 6:34


Title: Cello Concerto In B Flat (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Boccherini, Luigi

Duration: 6:50


Title: Reverie

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:09


Title: Once Upon A Summertime

Performer(s): Legrand/Barclay/Marnay/Mercer

Duration: 5:48


Title: Bound For The Beauty Of The South

Performer(s): Svensson/Berglund/Ostrom

Duration: 5:21


Title: Yellow

Performer(s): Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin

Duration: 4:13


Title: Realta Na Maidne (Morning Star)

Performer(s): Trad Arr C O'Leary/Dulra

Duration: 5:48


Title: Veirleh Mir Gnad Zu Dieser Frist

Performer(s): Sholdice, Garrett

Duration: 7:57


Title: Clar Concerto In A (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 8:07


Title: Carraroe/Out On The Ocean

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 5:02


Title: Bobby D

Performer(s): O'Neill, Lisa

Duration: 3:24


Title: A Summer Afternoon

Performer(s): Sauter, Eddie

Duration: 6:18


Title: Brushwork

Performer(s): Coniglio, Enrico

Duration: 4:26


Title: Swans

Performer(s): Holden D / Holden L

Duration: 5:18


Title: Piano Trio In C Minor (3rd Movement) Andante Grazioso

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 4:44


Title: Lavava Y Suspiraba

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 5:49


Title: Line

Performer(s): Portico Quartet

Album: Real World 25

Duration: 7:44



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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