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 26 August 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

Tony McManus, the leading guitarist in Celtic music, will not be typecast. His latest release Mysterious Boundaries includes Bach, Couperin, Satie et al.

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: Merlin

Performer(s): Gullin, Lars

Duration: 6:46


Title: The Man I Love

Performer(s): Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira

Duration: 5:02


Title: Prelude From Suite No. 1 In G Minor, Bwv 1007

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 2:34


Title: St John Passion. No.39 Chorus : Ruht Wohl, Ihr Heiligen Gebenne

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 7:03


Title: Clarinet Trio In B Flat Major Op. 11 - Movement Iii - Tema: Alle

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 7:31


Title: Track 06

Performer(s): Le, Nguyen/Youssef, Dhafer

Duration: 3:45


Title: You Compare Her To A Rose

Performer(s): Blunnie, Ailie

Duration: 3:45


Title: They're Not Waving

Performer(s): Long

Duration: 4:53


Title: Give Up The Ghost

Composer: Radiohead

Performer(s): Radiohead

Album: The King of Limbs Xl TICK 001CD

Duration: 4:50


Title: Brad Mehldau / Exit Music (For A Film)

Performer(s): Radiohead

Duration: 5:03


Title: Something Good

Performer(s): Rodgers, Richard

Duration: 3:45


Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 10:41


Title: The Maid Behind (Mcglinchey's) Bar/Frankie Gavin's

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:37


Title: Track 12

Performer(s): Arr. Craig Leon/ Méav

Duration: 3:45


Title: Ceol An Phiobaire

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 6:07


Title: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

Performer(s): Webb, Jimmy

Duration: 4:20


Title: He's Gone Away

Performer(s): Haydn / Metheny

Duration: 4:47


Title: Around And About (1st Movement) The Garden

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 3:24


Title: Around And About (2nd Movement) The Lake

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 2:52


Title: Around And About (3) The Woods

Performer(s): Farrell, Ciaran

Duration: 4:22


Title: Verdict

Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: Nordic Maiden

Performer(s): Doherty, Jim

Duration: 7:16


Title: Something

Performer(s): Harrison, George

Duration: 3:13


Title: Within You Without You

Performer(s): Harrison, George

Duration: 5:20


Title: Chang Music Iv (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Yanovsky, Dmitri Yanov

Duration: 6:38


Title: Prelude: First Snow

Performer(s): Michael Gettel

Album: Best of Narada New Age

Duration: 3:19


Title: Snow

Composer: turner

Performer(s): Turner, Pierce

Duration: 4:44


Title: Lascia Ch'io Pianga

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 5:52


Title: (Spitalfields Echoes)

Performer(s): Johns, Stephen

Duration: 2:03



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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