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 Wednesday 10 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.

Also played on Wednesday 10th July

Track name: Ghosts
Composer: Sylvian, David
Performed by: David Sylvian (vocals), Steve Jansen (percussion, keyboards), Richard Barbieri (keyboards, tapes), Mick Karn (bass guitar)
Album Title: Tin Drum
Record Label: EMI
Catalogue No: 0946 3 63061 2 4

Track Name: Mood for a Day
Composer: Howe, Steve
Performed by: Steve Howe (guitar)
Album Title: Fragile
Record Label: Elektra Rhino
Catalogue No: 8122-73789-2

Track Name: Sea Fog
Composer: Keane
Performed by: Tom Chaplin (vocals), Tim Rice-Oxley (piano)
Album Title: Strangeland
Record Label: Island
Catalogue No: 2794838

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 White Swan

Performer(s): Stevenson, Savourna

Duration: 6:38


Title: Sane

Performer(s): Neset, Marius

Duration: 4:02


Title: Suite No.3 In F Major (5th Movement) Bourrees I & Ii

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 3:57


Title: 500 Miles (Away From Home)

Performer(s): Trad / West / Bare

Duration: 4:04


Title: Spencer The Rover

Performer(s): Folk

Duration: 4:34


Title: Sposa Non Mi Conosci

Performer(s): Giacomelli, Geminiano

Duration: 10:16


Title: Stormy Weather

Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Koehler, Ted

Duration: 4:32


Title: Sonata In A Major K. 429/L. 132/P. 234

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 4:00


Title: Trio In G Major - Andante

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 5:31


Title: Chi Passa Per'sta Strada

Performer(s): Azzaiolo, Filippo

Duration: 4:56


Title: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Performer(s): Kahn, Gus/Donaldson, Walter

Duration: 3:53


Title: Fac Ut Portem Christi Mortem

Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Duration: 3:48


Title: Around And About (1) The Garden

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 3:24


Title: Piano Concerto No. 5 In E Flat Major Op. 73 ?Emperor? - Movement

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 8:36


Title: The Man With The Child In His Eyes

Performer(s): Bush, Kate

Duration: 4:50


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

Performer(s): Boccherini, Luigi

Duration: 6:50


Title: Strange Fruit

Performer(s): Allan, L

Duration: 4:18


Title: Adagio

Performer(s): Marcello, Alessandro

Duration: 4:32


Title: Cottage For Sale

Performer(s): Robsion / Conley

Duration: 4:04


Title: Less Than Perfect

Performer(s): Raisbeck, Adam M

Duration: 3:43


Title: Maya (Illuslide)

Performer(s): Bhattacharya, Debashish

Duration: 7:19


Title: Pno Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 7:02


Title: I Know It's Over

Performer(s): Morrissey/ Marr

Duration: 6:43


Title: Forest Quietude

Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin

Duration: 5:00


Title: Okonkole Y Trompa

Performer(s): Pastorius/Alias

Duration: 4:40


Title: Can't We Be Friends?

Performer(s): Swift / James

Duration: 4:03


Title: Into My Arms

Performer(s): Cave, Nick

Duration: 4:30


Title: Untold Stories

Performer(s): Darling, David

Duration: 5:04



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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