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 27 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, 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. 

Shahab and Shayan Coohe try to teach Carl a Persian jig!


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

Brazilian inspired music on The Blue of the Night with the spotlight on Antonio Carlos Jobim's music; bossa-nova sounds to inspire Summer sunshine.

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: The Revd Mustard His Installation Prelude

Performer(s): Muhly, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead From That The Night Come

Composer: trad/arr Donncha Dennehy

Performer(s): Dennehy, Donncha/Yeats, W.B.

Duration: 4:21


Title: The Voice Of Silence (Epilogue)

Performer(s): Mikkelborg, Palle

Duration: 3:25


Title: Little Fly

Performer(s): Blake/ Spalding

Duration: 3:48


Title: O Grande Amor

Performer(s): Jobim / De Moraes

Duration: 4:45


Title: I Feel A Smile Coming On

Performer(s): Chris Wood

Duration: 5:53


Title: Oscarine

Performer(s): Segal, Vincent

Duration: 5:56


Title: Four Dances (1st Movement) Dance 1

Performer(s): Cage, John

Duration: 4:39


Title: Oiche Nollag - Christmas Eve

Performer(s): O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Duration: 3:15


Title: Study No.5 In D Flat Major

Performer(s): Godowsky, Leopold

Duration: 5:16


Title: Sonata No.5 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 3:25


Title: Procedentem Sponsum

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 3:05


Title: Long After The Music Is Gone

Performer(s): Mac Erlaine, Sean

Duration: 4:10


Title: Hicaz Mandira

Performer(s): Efendil, Lavtaci Andon

Duration: 5:53


Title: Von Den Stricken Meiner Sunden

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 6:58


Title: Equinox

Performer(s): Coltrane, John

Duration: 8:52


Title: Nocturne No 1 Op 33/1 In E Flat Minor - Lento

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 7:28


Title: Touched By The Flecktones

Performer(s): Portman, Tom

Duration: 3:45


Title: Sweet Pomegranates

Performer(s): Levy, Howard

Duration: 6:10


Title: The King Of Rome

Performer(s): Sudbury, Dave

Duration: 7:53


Title: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Performer(s): Maccoll, Ewen

Duration: 5:36


Title: Piano Sonata In F Minor Op. 57 ?Appassionata? - Movement Ii - An

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 5:47


Title: Hangout

Performer(s): Wallumrod, Susanna K.

Duration: 5:52


Title: Sandy's Blues

Performer(s): Peterson, Oscar

Duration: 9:45


Title: Verso

Performer(s): Vaananen, Timo

Duration: 7:10


Title: Unit 1

Performer(s): Barwick, Julianna

Duration: 1:31



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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