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 29 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: Les Barricades Mysterieuses

Performer(s): Couperin, Francois Arr Michael Chapdelaine

Duration: 3:45


Title: He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

Performer(s): Malir, Andreja

Duration: 3:27


Title: The Kinnycally Jig

Performer(s): Peoples, Tommy

Duration: 4:02


Title: Cello Concerto In E Minor (3rd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Elgar, Edward

Duration: 5:36


Title: Pno Sonata In D (Ii) Adagio

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 5:30


Title: La Niebla

Performer(s): Trueba/ Buika

Duration: 4:15


Title: Oscarine

Performer(s): Segal, Vincent

Duration: 5:56


Title: Tsmindao Chmerto (Holy God)

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:10


Title: Before The Icons (2nd Movement) Prayer

Performer(s): Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Duration: 3:19


Title: Four Dances (1st Movement) Dance 1

Performer(s): Cage, John

Duration: 4:39


Title: Perazuan

Performer(s): Spalding, Esperanza / Ortiz, Aruan

Duration: 3:53


Title: Ricercare A 6

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 6:58


Title: How Sweet The Moonlight

Performer(s): Pook, Jocelyn / Shakespeare, William

Duration: 4:32


Title: Si Dolce E 'L Tormento

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 3:45


Title: Long After The Music Is Gone

Performer(s): Mac Erlaine, Sean

Duration: 4:10


Title: How Long Has This Been Going On?

Performer(s): Gershwin G / Gershwin I

Duration: 5:13


Title: Photo Album

Performer(s): Figarova, Amina

Duration: 8:48


Title: Sweet Pomegranates

Performer(s): Levy, Howard

Duration: 6:10


Title: String Quartet In D (3rd Movement) Nocturne

Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander

Duration: 8:17


Title: Sonata No 7 In D Major Op 10, No 3 - Movement Ii - Largo E Mesto

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 8:45


Title: Happed In Mist

Performer(s): Marra, Michael

Duration: 4:33


Title: Past Place

Performer(s): Redmond, David

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Voice Of Silence (Prologue)

Performer(s): Mikkelborg, Palle

Duration: 10:23


Title: James Larkin

Performer(s): Moore, Christy

Duration: 3:05


Title: Slow Twitchy Organs

Performer(s): Muhly, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: Nocturne No 1 Op 33/1 In E Flat Minor - Lento

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 7:28


Title: Slan + Breathnach

Performer(s): Breatnach, Cormac

Duration: 6:41


Title: La Chambre

Performer(s): Brahem, Anour

Duration: 5:16



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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