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 Thursday 28 November 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

Meredith Monk, a source of amazement in American new music for nearly half a century is under the spotlight - a tireless explorer of the voice and vocal sounds.

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: Electric Counterpoint: (1) Fast

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 7:08


Title: Ma Tanan Sind, Et Oled Mind (Thank You, O Lord, For Sheltering Me)

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:45


Title: String Quartet No.4 - Ii.

Performer(s): Glass, Philip

Duration: 3:45


Title: L'Amor

Performer(s): Savall, Arianna

Duration: 5:02


Title: Benedicta Es Celorum

Performer(s): Anon

Duration: 5:10


Title: Clarinet Concerto (1st Movement) Slowly And Expressively

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 6:16


Title: Tea For Two

Performer(s): Youmans, Vincent/Ceaser, Irving

Duration: 4:03


Title: Out Of This World

Performer(s): Arlen / Mercer

Duration: 3:45


Title: I Think It's Going To Rain Today

Performer(s): Newman, Randy

Duration: 3:44


Title: Fuga Xx A 4 Voci Bwv 865

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:10


Title: String Quartet No.3 In D Major (3rd Movement)

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 5:36


Title: Avec Le Temps

Performer(s): Ferré, Leo

Duration: 4:28


Title: Track 08

Performer(s): Mehldau, Brad

Duration: 3:45


Title: International Blue

Performer(s): Sheppard, Andy

Duration: 5:56


Title: She's Leaving The Bank

Performer(s): Rooder, Ry & Dickinson, Jim

Duration: 6:17


Title: Devil Got My Woman

Performer(s): James, Nehemiah (Skip)

Duration: 5:08


Title: Travel Dream

Performer(s): Monk, Meredith

Duration: 5:22


Title: Blue Motel Room

Performer(s): Mitchell, Joni

Duration: 5:19


Title: Hijo De La Luna

Performer(s): Cano, Jose Maria

Duration: 4:04


Title: 3 Preludes (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto E Poco Rubato

Performer(s): Gershwin, George

Duration: 3:47


Title: Agnus Dei (Adagio For Strings)

Performer(s): Barber, Samuel

Duration: 11:13


Title: Burma Shave

Performer(s): Waits, Tom

Duration: 6:48


Title: Neverland - Minor Piano Variation

Performer(s): Kaczmarek

Duration: 3:54


Title: Across The Sea

Performer(s): Sheridan, Karen

Duration: 5:03


Title: Simple Gifts

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:52


Title: Pno Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 7:02


Title: String Quartet No.10 In E Flat Op.125 (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 2:27


Title: Goodnight Irene

Performer(s): Ledbetter, Huddie

Duration: 4:29



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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