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 Wednesday 2 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: Children's Corner Suite - The Snow Is Dancing

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 3:03


Title: Carry (Variation On Debussy's Girl With The Flaxen Hair)

Performer(s): Amos, Tori

Duration: 4:22


Title: Oboe Quintet (2nd Movement) Lento Espressivo

Performer(s): Bax, Arnold

Duration: 7:33


Title: Dunes

Performer(s): Lambert, John

Duration: 3:45


Title: Procedentem Sponsum

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 3:05


Title: Early In The Morning

Performer(s): Rorem, Ned

Duration: 1:56


Title: Impromptu In G Flat Major Op.90 No.3

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 6:30


Title: It Might As Well Be Spring

Performer(s): Rodgers / Hammerstein

Duration: 5:23


Title: Something Good

Performer(s): Rogers & Hammerstein

Duration: 3:34


Title: Lamh Ar Lamh

Performer(s): Brennan, Moya/Brennan,Pol

Duration: 3:45


Title: Clair De Lune

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:57


Title: Honeymoon

Performer(s): Holden D / Holden L

Duration: 3:46


Title: Caro Mio Ben

Performer(s): Giordani, Guiseppe

Duration: 3:19


Title: Caro Mio Ben

Performer(s): Giordani, Giuseppe

Duration: 4:36


Title: Hellbound On My Trail

Performer(s): Trad Arr Mooney

Duration: 7:44


Title: Famous Blue Raincoat

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 5:53


Title: Concerto In C Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 6:35


Title: Totus Tuus

Performer(s): Gorecki, Henryk

Duration: 9:25


Title: Old Like J

Performer(s): Windings

Duration: 4:09


Title: Life Mask

Performer(s): Portico Quartet

Duration: 7:31


Title: Blind Willie Mctell

Performer(s): Dylan, Bob

Duration: 6:07


Title: Hymn Iii

Performer(s): Bryars, Gavin

Duration: 8:01


Title: Maya (Illuslide)

Performer(s): Bhattacharya, Debashish

Duration: 7:19


Title: Quintet For String Quartet And Double Bass - 2nd Mvt.

Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar

Duration: 5:54


Title: Sing You To Sleep

Performer(s): Dowling, Cat

Duration: 3:45



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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