The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am Text '51554'

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 1 October 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

A Journey through Centuries of Beautiful Music celebrated its 4th birthday in the Sugar Club in Dublin recently. This week Blue features high quality music from that night.

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: Seven: Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond

Performer(s): Bley

Duration: 3:53


Title: Modul 42

Performer(s): Bartsch, Nik

Duration: 8:24


Title: Forlana From 5 Bagatelles

Performer(s): Finzi, Gerald

Duration: 3:04


Title: Five Bagatelles (5th Movement) Fughetta

Performer(s): Finzi, Gerald

Duration: 2:20


Title: I Have The Room Above Her

Performer(s): Kern / Hammerstein

Duration: 5:49


Title: I Have Dreamed

Performer(s): Rodgers, Richard/Hammerstein Ii, Oscar

Duration: 6:50


Title: Bolyongas

Performer(s): Bartok, Bela

Duration: 2:11


Title: Piano Trio No.1 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto Tranq

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 7:09


Title: Limerick Junction

Performer(s): Trad Arr. Mcgrath

Duration: 4:01


Title: The Crackling Radio

Performer(s): Wolfe, Ger

Duration: 2:48


Title: Partita No. 3 In E Major For Solo Violin (Prelude)

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:37


Title: Kfar

Performer(s): Vieux Farka Toure/ Idan Raichel

Duration: 4:41


Title: Ein Iberisch Postambel - Valent / Surman / Stubbs

Performer(s): Valent / Surman / Stubbs

Duration: 6:03


Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano In G Minor (4th Movement)

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 5:58


Title: Minguito

Performer(s): Saluzzi, Dino

Duration: 7:16


Title: Essence Of Your Love

Performer(s): Feliciano, José

Duration: 3:39


Title: African Way

Performer(s): Nielsen, Mike

Duration: 7:48


Title: Meer Ohne Wasser

Performer(s): Trummer, Olivia

Duration: 3:45


Title: Piano Concerto No.23 In A (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 7:06


Title: Si Dolce E 'L Tormento

Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio

Duration: 3:45


Title: Hasanbegura (Lament For A Lost Son)

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:31


Title: Night After Night

Performer(s): Marling, Laura

Duration: 5:23


Title: Tess

Performer(s): Surman, John

Duration: 6:59


Title: The Father's Song

Performer(s): Mccoll, E/ Mcnally, A

Duration: 6:13


Title: The Astounding Eyes Of Rita

Performer(s): Brahem, Anouar

Duration: 8:56


Title: Nunc Dimittis

Performer(s): Part, Arvo

Duration: 7:10


Title: Woodstock

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 5:42


Title: Across The Sea

Performer(s): Sheridan, Karen

Duration: 5:03



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


Ways to Listen

Radio Player