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 11 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: Bedside Manners Are Extra

Performer(s): Lawson, Dave/Greenslade, Dave

Duration: 6:39


Title: No. 13 In A Minor

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:12


Title: Neelin

Performer(s): Kinsella, Lauren

Duration: 3:20


Title: Ten Pieces Op. 12 - No. 7 Prelude

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Album: Debussy: Clair De Lune Musique Romantique Pour Harpe - Naoko Yoshino Philips 446 064-2

Duration: 2:40


Title: Szeroka Woda

Performer(s): Gorecki, Henryk

Duration: 4:16


Title: No 2 In C Minor

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 10:21


Title: I Like Your Eyes

Performer(s): Cooder, Ry

Duration: 2:39


Title: Sonata K208

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 5:45


Title: The Fable Of Mr Low

Performer(s): Zanisi, Enrico

Duration: 6:58


Title: Winter Wish

Performer(s): Mazur / Garbarek

Duration: 4:27


Title: Madrigal

Performer(s): Anderson, Jon/Wakeman, Rick

Duration: 2:42


Title: Sonata In E Flat Major, K.380 (2) Andante Con Moto

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 8:06


Title: The Salley Gardens

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:09


Title: Mama, You Been On My Mind

Performer(s): Dylan, Bob

Duration: 3:41


Title: Violin Concerto In C Major (2nd Movement) - Adagio

Performer(s): Lolli, Antonio

Duration: 5:46


Title: Travelling West (Air/ Reels)

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 4:24


Title: Sé Lest

Performer(s): Sigur Ros

Duration: 8:27


Title: Ecce Puer

Performer(s): Godar, Vladimir

Duration: 6:34


Title: Hypnotized

Performer(s): Difranco

Duration: 4:26


Title: Bron-Yr-Aur

Performer(s): Page, Jimmy

Duration: 2:21


Title: Distant Green Valley

Performer(s): J Zhao/L Zhao

Duration: 7:20


Title: Blue

Performer(s): Mitchell

Duration: 3:20


Title: Bird Alone

Performer(s): Lincoln, A.

Duration: 8:49


Title: String Quartet Op 130 In B Flat Major - Movement Iii - Andante C

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 7:09


Title: Burma Shave

Performer(s): Waits, Tom

Duration: 6:48


Title: Sonata Prima

Performer(s): Fontana, Giovanni Batista

Duration: 4:13


Title: Etudes-Tableaux - Lento Assai In A Minor, No.2

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 7:16


Title: With Wand'ring Steps (Recorder Version)

Performer(s): Pook, Jocelyn / Milton, John

Duration: 2:55


Title: Puncture Repair

Performer(s): Elbow

Album: Leaders of the Free World V2 Music VVR1032552

Duration: 1:48



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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