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 23 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, 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. 

Shahab and Shayan Coohe try to teach Carl a Persian jig!


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 is called the Godfather of Irish Electronica; recently he was made Adjunct Prof of Music at Trinity - Roger Doyle's discography is under the Blue Tunes spotlight this week.

Roger Doyle interview

In a week where Blue celebrates the music of Roger Doyle, the composer joins Carl Corcoran in studio to talk about his music and his career.

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: String Quartet No. 2 (Iii)

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:45


Title: Baby Grand

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 4:10


Title: Lute Suite No. 2 In C Minor (1st Movement) Prelude

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:02


Title: Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 5:26


Title: Piece En Forme De Habanera

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 4:41


Title: A Remark You Made

Performer(s): Zawinul

Duration: 7:08


Title: Blanche Comme La Neige

Performer(s): Trad Arr Kate And Anna Mcgarrigle

Duration: 4:01


Title: Seasnail

Performer(s): Hartman, Ríona Sally/Mcnamara, Steven

Duration: 3:05


Title: Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

Performer(s): Ellington, Duke/Strayhorn, Billy/Gaines, Lee

Duration: 3:51


Title: Behold A Wonder Here

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 4:26


Title: Lachrymae

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 13:22


Title: Clown

Performer(s): Conte, Paolo

Duration: 4:40


Title: Send In The Clowns

Performer(s): Sondheim, Stephen

Duration: 5:16


Title: White Nights

Performer(s): Stout, Chris

Duration: 4:52


Title: None The Wiser

Performer(s): Wood, Chris

Duration: 4:22


Title: Ave Maria

Performer(s): Gombert, Nicholas

Duration: 4:47


Title: Piano Sonata In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto

Performer(s): Liszt, Franz

Duration: 7:35


Title: Sophie / The Lady With The Little Dog

Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: Satanasa

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 4:09


Title: Tamp 'Em Up Solid

Performer(s): Traditional/Cooder

Duration: 3:38


Title: Candy Land

Composer: CocoRosie

Performer(s): Cocorosie

Album: La Maison de Mon Reve Touch And Go Records tg253cd

Duration: 2:56


Title: Candy Man Blues

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:12


Title: Pur Ti Miro

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 4:49


Title: Sinfonia

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 2:39


Title: My Guess

Performer(s): Kinsella, Lauren

Duration: 6:37


Title: Kish

Performer(s): Redmond, David

Duration: 3:45


Title: Cousin Mary

Performer(s): Coltrane, John

Duration: 5:59


Title: Drum Rain

Performer(s): Repac, Nicolas

Duration: 4:10


Title: Sonatine For Clarinet And Piano - Lent Et Soutenu

Performer(s): Honegger, Arthur

Duration: 2:27


Title: La Strada

Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud

Duration: 3:25


Title: If Ever I Would Leave You

Performer(s): Lerner / Loewe

Duration: 3:26



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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