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 4 July 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

All this week Carl and Eamonn are featuring recordings by the Grammy-winning American singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III (including "The Grammy Song"!).

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: Ballad In Db

Performer(s): Beach, Amy

Duration: 7:50


Title: I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky - Alone...Ag

Performer(s): Adams, John

Duration: 4:37


Title: Stars And Stripes Forever

Performer(s): Sousa, John Philip

Duration: 3:45


Title: Concertoin G For 2 Mandolins (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 4:14


Title: Sinner Man

Performer(s): Trad Arr Frederiksen

Duration: 4:23


Title: Photo Album

Performer(s): Figarova, Amina

Duration: 8:48


Title: Solitude

Performer(s): Ellington / De Lange

Duration: 2:24


Title: The Green Mountains

Performer(s): Swallow, Steve

Duration: 3:56


Title: Stormy Monday (Live)

Performer(s): Walker, T-Bone

Duration: 6:04


Title: Shepherd

Performer(s): Mitchell, Anais

Duration: 5:48


Title: I'M So Lonesome I Could Cry

Performer(s): Williams, Hank

Duration: 3:45


Title: Blue In Green

Performer(s): Davis

Duration: 5:52


Title: Somewhere (From West Side Story)

Performer(s): Bernstein / Sondheim

Duration: 4:08


Title: She's Leaving The Bank

Performer(s): Rooder, Ry & Dickinson, Jim

Duration: 6:17


Title: Goodnight Irene

Performer(s): Hurt, John 'Mississipi'

Duration: 2:41


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Performer(s): Lauridsen, Morten

Duration: 6:55


Title: Oh Shenandoah

Performer(s): Traditional

Album: Time Portal

Duration: 4:04


Title: Avril 14th

Performer(s): James, Richard D (Aka Aphex Twin)

Duration: 2:18


Title: A Hudson Cycle

Performer(s): Muhly, Nico

Duration: 3:35


Title: Clarinet Concerto (1st Movement) Slowly And Expressively

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 6:16


Title: Track 02

Performer(s): Young/Washington

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Grammy Song

Performer(s): Wainwright, Loudon

Duration: 2:55


Title: Now, O Now, I Needs Must Part

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 2:53


Title: New York Counterpoint

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 11:25


Title: Still Crazy After All These Years

Performer(s): Simon, Paul

Duration: 4:47


Title: Waltz For A Lonely Farmhouse

Performer(s): Heitzeg, Steve

Duration: 3:13



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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