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 Thursday 2 January 2014

This week on Blue Tunes...

Amsterdam born, Swiss based violinist Gwendolyn Masin first came to the attention of the Irish public with a performance on the Late Late Show when she was eleven in 1988.  Today she enjoys a busy international career as a performer and a teacher, she has continued her connections with Ireland through regular appearances and a dedication to Irish contemporary composers such as John Buckley, Eric Sweeney and Raymond Deane. Her latest CD "Origin" is a tour de force of string ensemble performances - most of which were arranged by Raymond Deane. Dances by De Falla, Bartok and others pay tribute to her multicultural background. Hear it all week on Blue.


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

Jazz musician/composer Milt Jackson is featured on the programme all this week. Hear his vibes-playing in the company of the MJQ, Trane, Dizzy and Monk, nightly, from 10pm.

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: New York 19

Performer(s): Lewis, John

Duration: 3:45


Title: Violin Concerto - Movement I - Andante Tranquillo

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 11:31


Title: Pieces En Concert - Movement Iv - Plainte. Douloureusement

Performer(s): Couperin, Francois

Duration: 5:25


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 3:45


Title: 20 Years

Performer(s): Williams, Joe / White, John Paul

Duration: 3:16


Title: One For My Baby

Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Mercer, Johhny

Duration: 5:57


Title: Farewell To Music

Performer(s): Carolan, Turlough

Duration: 5:14


Title: About Mother Op. 28 - When Mother Was Still A Little Girl

Performer(s): Suk, Josef

Duration: 3:06


Title: No Quarter

Performer(s): Page / Plant

Duration: 2:50


Title: Aria With Variations In A

Performer(s): Pachelbel, Johann

Duration: 10:18


Title: Stairway To The Stars (Take 3)

Performer(s): Malneck / Signorelli / Parish

Duration: 3:54


Title: Electric Counterpoint

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 14:58


Title: The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakaki

Performer(s): Anderson / Stillman

Duration: 2:21


Title: Moon

Performer(s): Bjork/ Taylor

Duration: 6:00


Title: Welcome To Lunar Industries

Performer(s): Clint Mansell

Album: Moon (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Duration: 7:27


Title: Trio

Performer(s): Cross / Fripp / Wetton / Bruford

Duration: 5:54


Title: This Woman's Work

Performer(s): Bush, Kate

Duration: 6:44


Title: Luces De Lorca

Performer(s): Garcia-Fons, Renaud

Duration: 3:41


Title: The Frog Galliard

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 1:52


Title: Den Forste Sommerfugl

Performer(s): Nordheim

Duration: 4:40


Title: Futures

Performer(s): Corea, Chick

Duration: 10:56



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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