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 Tuesday 24 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 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.

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: Glow

Performer(s): Friedlander, Erik

Duration: 5:27


Title: Cello Suite No.3 In A Minor - Movement Iii - Andante Con Variazi

Performer(s): Reger, Max

Duration: 6:11


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

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 7:28


Title: Nana: Duermete, Nino, Duerme

Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De

Duration: 4:44


Title: Three Cornered Hat: Final Dance (Jota)

Performer(s): Falla, Manuel De

Duration: 5:59


Title: Coplera

Performer(s): Koutsovitis, Sofia

Duration: 3:02


Title: Blues In Thirds

Performer(s): Hines, Earl

Duration: 3:13


Title: Leave Him He's Mine

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 6:48


Title: Concerto For Oboe, Violin, Strings And Continuo In C Minor (2nd

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 5:46


Title: Sonata No.2 In E Flat, (2nd Movement) Romance, Adagio Non Tanto

Performer(s): Rosetti, Antonio

Duration: 2:36


Title: Kate's Journey

Performer(s): Gilchrist, Maeve

Duration: 3:00


Title: Summertime

Performer(s): George And Ira Gershwin

Duration: 5:17


Title: Blue Fandango

Performer(s): Molvaer, Nils Petter

Duration: 3:20


Title: Credidi Propter Quod Locutus Sum

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 5:45


Title: North Circular

Performer(s): Dennehy, Donncha

Duration: 1:26


Title: The Earth Turns (Studio)

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 3:12


Title: Tonight You Belong To Me

Performer(s): Rose, Billy & Lee, David

Duration: 1:56


Title: The Long Road

Performer(s): Vedder, Eddie

Duration: 5:46


Title: Ishidatami

Performer(s): Benita, Michel

Duration: 4:03


Title: Hejira

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 6:57


Title: Lachrymae Antiquae

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 4:11


Title: Come Again : Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 2:56


Title: Histoire De Molly

Performer(s): Segal, Vincent

Duration: 5:45


Title: Violin Sonata In D Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 5:06



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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