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 16 September 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

He has an impressive film catalogue; worked with many artists; a discography that includes piano music of Satie, Copland and Cage: Michel Legrand is under the Blue Tunes spotlight.

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: E O Meu Amor Vi Passas

Performer(s): Marx, Patricia

Duration: 6:03


Title: Beaten Wings

Performer(s): Mac Con Iomaire, Colm

Duration: 5:17


Title: My Young Man

Performer(s): Rusby, Kate

Duration: 4:19


Title: Mera Kuchh Saaman

Performer(s): Burman

Duration: 7:10


Title: Atitlan

Performer(s): Busk

Duration: 6:56


Title: Nostalgias

Performer(s): Coban/Cadicamo

Duration: 4:23


Title: There Is No Train

Performer(s): Nastasia, Nina

Duration: 2:41


Title: Rejsadage

Performer(s): Haugaard

Duration: 4:17


Title: Hyper Ballad

Performer(s): Bjork

Duration: 5:20


Title: Aspects For Horn And Harp (1st Movement) Moderato

Performer(s): Damase, Jean Michel

Duration: 2:54


Title: Aspects For Horn And Harp (2nd Movement) Allegretto

Performer(s): Damase, Jean Michel

Duration: 2:47


Title: Aspects For Horn And Harp (3rd Movement) Allegro Moderato

Performer(s): Damase, Jean Michel

Duration: 4:04


Title: Valse Nobles Et Sentimentales (Excerpts) - Menuet Sur Le Nom De

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 2:04


Title: One Day I'Ll Fly Away

Performer(s): Sample / Jennings

Duration: 4:33


Title: Dans Tes Yeux

Performer(s): Legrand, Michel

Duration: 4:22


Title: You Must Believe In Spring

Performer(s): Bergman/Demy/Legrand

Duration: 6:06


Title: How Do You Keep Playing The Music

Performer(s): Legrand/Bergman

Duration: 5:43


Title: 3 Pieces For Clarinet Solo - I.

Performer(s): Stravinsky, Igor

Duration: 2:10


Title: 3 Pieces For Clarinet Solo - Iii

Performer(s): Stravinsky, Igor

Duration: 1:31


Title: San Juan

Performer(s): Garcia Fons, Renaud

Duration: 9:12


Title: Track 04

Performer(s): Trad Arr Kopatchinskaja

Duration: 3:45


Title: Te Acordas De Mi?

Performer(s): Gubitsch

Duration: 9:55


Title: Sonata K.89 (Ii) Grave

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 2:25


Title: Piano Quartet No. 2 In G Minor, 3rd Movement Adagio Non Troppo

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 10:36


Title: Concerto For Violin, Strings And Continuo In A Minor (2nd Moveme

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 6:37


Title: Track 08

Performer(s): Moran, Jason

Duration: 3:45


Title: Teclado Marfil

Performer(s): Dobal

Duration: 4:49


Title: String Trio Op 19 2nd Mvt Adagio

Performer(s): Berkeley, Lennox

Duration: 6:32


Title: Prelude In E Flat Major

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 1:43



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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