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 8 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

Contemporary Slovak composer Vladimír Godár is in the spotlight. Join Carl and Eamonn on the Blue as they play extracts from his Cantata "Mater", film scores and transcriptions.

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: La Mer - Jeux De Vagues (Games Of The Waves)

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 7:13


Title: Cantus Articus: Swans Migrating (Iii)

Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Duration: 7:14


Title: Banks Of The Nile

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 8:23


Title: All Blues

Performer(s): Davis

Duration: 11:50


Title: String Quartet In F Major (3rd Movement) Tres Lent

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 8:54


Title: Prelude And Fugue In E Minor

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 7:38


Title: Conception

Performer(s): Shearing, George

Duration: 7:25


Title: Not John

Performer(s): Wainwright, Loudon

Duration: 4:38


Title: It's Raining Today

Performer(s): Engel, Noel Scott

Duration: 4:16


Title: Etude No.9

Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Duration: 5:33


Title: Stop This World

Performer(s): Allison, Mose

Duration: 3:41


Title: The Love Of Beirut

Performer(s): Brahem, Anouar

Duration: 7:59


Title: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18 - Movement Ii - Adagio So

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 11:13


Title: January Man

Performer(s): Goulder, David

Duration: 4:41


Title: Hollow Point

Performer(s): Wood, Chris

Duration: 7:43


Title: Uspavanky (Lullabies)

Performer(s): Godar, Vladimir

Duration: 8:31


Title: Glas

Performer(s): Schmitt, Florent

Duration: 6:39


Title: Nana: Duermete, Nino, Duerme

Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De

Duration: 4:44


Title: Rainbow Two

Performer(s): Ardley, Neil

Duration: 7:49


Title: Gnossienne No 1

Performer(s): Satie, Erik

Duration: 3:25


Title: The Garden (Vii)

Performer(s): Godar, Vladimir

Duration: 3:45


Title: Don't Smoke In Bed

Performer(s): Robison, Carson

Duration: 5:47



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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