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 Monday 10 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

Anne Queffélec is an award-winning pianist. Each night this week, Carl and Eamonn will air tracks from the Parisian's new CD of early 20th century French music, Satie & Compagnie.

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: Metamorphosis One

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 5:54


Title: In The Time Of Peace

Performer(s): Perrin, Lola

Duration: 2:22


Title: Piano Quintet In G Minor Op. 57 - Movement V - Finale

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 7:13


Title: Virgo Prudentissima / Magnificat

Performer(s): Gregorian Antiphon

Duration: 5:14


Title: Then The Letting Go

Composer: Bonnie Prince Billy

Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy, Emmett Kelly (Guitar), Daim Mccarthy (Vocals), Paul Oldham (Bass), Valgeir Sigurdsson (Mixing), Jim White (Drums

Album: The Letting Go - Bonnie Prince Billy Domino Records WIGCD182

Duration: 5:19


Title: I Woke Up With The Blues In My Fingers

Performer(s): Johnson

Duration: 3:28


Title: Piano Sonata No. 23 In F Major Hob. Xvi 23 (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Haydn, Joseph

Duration: 7:28


Title: L'Incoronazione Di Poppea - Duo Final Poppea / Nerone "Pur Ti Mi

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 4:33


Title: Among The Wicklow Hills

Performer(s): Turner, Pierce

Duration: 2:49


Title: Cailín Na Nurla Donn

Performer(s): Trad Ni Bheaglaoich/Lunny

Duration: 4:58


Title: Don't Ever Leave Me

Composer: Kern / Hammerstein

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: Jasmine - Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden Ecm 2165 2733485

Duration: 3:11


Title: Lets Do It

Performer(s): Porter, Cole

Duration: 3:01


Title: Reverie

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:09


Title: Violin Sonata (3rd Movement) Finale

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 4:49


Title: Alas De Plata

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:41


Title: Freedom Flight/ Blackbird

Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney

Duration: 7:53


Title: Within You Without You

Performer(s): Harrison, George

Duration: 5:20


Title: Aaj Ki Raat

Performer(s): Burman

Duration: 5:08


Title: You Must Believe In Spring

Performer(s): Bergman/Demy/Legrand

Duration: 6:06


Title: Lova Lova Lina

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:53


Title: String Quintet In C Minor, Op103 (2nd Movement) Andante Cantabil

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 8:35


Title: Track 04

Performer(s): Fullbrook, Hollie

Duration: 3:45


Title: Complex Heaven

Performer(s): Eno, Brian

Duration: 3:20


Title: False Persona

Performer(s): Parkinson, Niamh

Duration: 4:10


Title: Mimosa

Performer(s): Surman, John

Duration: 4:31


Title: Melodie From Album Of The Young

Performer(s): Schumann, Robert

Duration: 2:03


Title: Blind Willie Mctell

Performer(s): Dylan, Bob

Duration: 6:07


Title: Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

Performer(s): Dylan, Bob

Duration: 5:04


Title: Say, Love If Ever Thou Didst Find

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 3:10


Title: I Should Care

Performer(s): Weston / Cahn / Stordahl

Duration: 5:04



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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