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 30 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 Eamonn Lenihan

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

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: Bilijana

Performer(s): Trad Macedonian

Duration: 4:52


Title: Music For A While

Performer(s): Purcell, Henry

Duration: 4:21


Title: The Humpback Whale

Performer(s): Jones, Nic

Duration: 6:20


Title: That Ole Devil Called Love

Performer(s): Roberts / Fisher

Duration: 3:10


Title: On The Tale Of Bliss

Performer(s): Viljamaa, Milla

Duration: 4:58


Title: Who Knows Where The Time Goes

Performer(s): Denny, Sandy

Duration: 5:29


Title: Solstice

Performer(s): Laki Mera

Duration: 5:50


Title: Long After The Music Is Gone

Performer(s): Mac Erlaine, Sean

Duration: 4:10


Title: If Not Inertia

Performer(s): Sroka, Brett

Duration: 7:12


Title: Suite No.3 In D Major (2nd Movement) Air

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 4:32


Title: Cello Suite In G Minor - I: Prelude

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 5:47


Title: Lilac Wine

Performer(s): Shelton

Duration: 4:47


Title: The Man With The Child In His Eyes

Performer(s): Bush, Kate

Duration: 4:50


Title: Fanny Power

Performer(s): Carolan, Turlough O

Duration: 2:20


Title: Past Place

Performer(s): Redmond, David

Duration: 3:45


Title: Lone Pilgrim

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:58


Title: Three Hours

Performer(s): Drake, Nick

Duration: 6:30


Title: Sonata K87 In B Minor

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Domenico

Duration: 4:40


Title: String Quartet No.12 In F Major (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin

Duration: 7:28


Title: Lydia's Crush

Performer(s): Jacob, Christian

Duration: 3:45


Title: Piles Of Books

Performer(s): Mulhy, Nico

Duration: 3:45


Title: Sonata De Requiem Op. 283 For Cello And Piano - Movement Iv - Qu

Performer(s): Greif, Olivier

Duration: 8:07


Title: Angel Eyes

Performer(s): Brent / Dennis

Duration: 5:12


Title: The Cloud Factory

Performer(s): Caddick, Bill

Duration: 6:37


Title: Prelude No.6 In B Minor

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 3:45


Title: Credidi Propter Quod Locutus Sum

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 5:45


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez

Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin

Duration: 22:28



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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