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 17 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

On the anniversary of Billie Holiday's death, Carl and Eamonn remember some of Lady Day's finest recordings: Billie with Lester Young, Teddy Wilson; and with string sections.

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: Suenero

Performer(s): Fandermole, Jorge

Duration: 4:45


Title: The Mountains Of Pomeroy

Performer(s): Sigerson, Dr.G

Duration: 4:31


Title: Piano Concerto In D Major (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 8:15


Title: String Quartet No.6 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 7:30


Title: Sunset On Prince George's County

Performer(s): Fahey, John

Duration: 4:31


Title: They Can't Take That Away From Me

Performer(s): Gershwin, George / Ira

Duration: 4:28


Title: No Bad News

Composer: Bonnie Prince Billy

Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy, Emmett Kelly (Guitar), Dawn Mccarthy (Vocals), Paul Oldham (Bass), Valgeir Sigurdsson (Mixing), Jim White (Drums

Album: The Letting Go - Bonnie Prince Billy Domino Records WIGCD182

Duration: 4:45


Title: Taketomi Sunset

Performer(s): Hirayasu/ Brozman

Duration: 4:16


Title: The Prayer: Sunset

Performer(s): Kamen, Michael

Duration: 6:02


Title: Roses Not Mums

Performer(s): Hanna, Roland

Duration: 7:24


Title: How Blue Can You Get?

Performer(s): Fame, Georgie

Duration: 5:08


Title: Préludes - La Colombe (The Dove)

Performer(s): Messiaen, Olivier

Duration: 2:32


Title: The Silence Beneath

Performer(s): Travis / Fripp

Duration: 8:50


Title: The Things We Throw Away

Performer(s): Connah, Lyndon

Duration: 4:28


Title: Pianto Della Madonna 'Iam Moriar, Mi Fili'

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 10:22


Title: Somewhere In Italy

Performer(s): Atzmon, Gilad

Duration: 6:54


Title: Song In D

Performer(s): Síle Ní Dhubhghaill

Duration: 3:08


Title: Old Light

Performer(s): Cutting Andy

Duration: 2:07


Title: Cover Me

Performer(s): Bjork

Duration: 2:21


Title: Pastirska Elegija

Performer(s): Trad Serbian

Duration: 4:08


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Jansen, Arne

Duration: 3:45


Title: Moonpie

Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer

Duration: 4:48


Title: Lamentate - Movement V (Pregando)

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 6:14


Title: Pieces In D Minor - I: Prelude

Performer(s): Conradi, Johann Gottfried

Duration: 3:05


Title: Sonata In G Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von

Duration: 2:55


Title: Birch Song

Performer(s): Qvenild, Morten

Duration: 8:21


Title: Lord Bateman

Performer(s): Trad Arr Wood

Duration: 8:15


Title: Magnificat Secundi Toni

Performer(s): Binchois, Gilles

Duration: 8:01



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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