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 Tuesday 21 January 2014

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

This week, we feature a father and son, singer/songwriters both: in their comparatively brief careers, Tim and Jeff Buckley made music that was equally adventurous and tasteful.

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: Nocturne

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 6:19


Title: In Winter Light (Ist Movement)

Performer(s): Buckley, John

Duration: 7:50


Title: Floren's Dance

Performer(s): Buckley, Hugh

Duration: 4:32


Title: Her

Performer(s): Sauter, Eddie

Duration: 6:28


Title: Speak Low

Performer(s): Weill, Kurt/Nash, Ogden

Duration: 4:39


Title: West End Blues

Performer(s): Oliver, Joe

Duration: 3:36


Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:45


Title: Salute

Performer(s): Kent, Julia

Duration: 4:43


Title: The Front

Composer: Walsh, Conor

Performer(s): Walsh, Conor

Duration: 4:57


Title: Go Easy

Performer(s): Martyn, John

Duration: 4:30


Title: Michelle

Performer(s): Woods, Chris

Duration: 4:56


Title: Missa Veni Sponsa Christi - Kyrie

Performer(s): Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Da

Duration: 3:03


Title: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 In B Flat Major Bwv 1051 (2nd Movement

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:57


Title: Song Of The Magician

Performer(s): Buckley, Tim

Duration: 3:19


Title: Snow On A Flower

Performer(s): Le, Nguyen

Duration: 5:49


Title: Send In The Clowns

Performer(s): Sondheim, Stephen

Duration: 5:16


Title: Intermezzo In A Major Op. 118 No. 2

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 6:55


Title: Jano Mori

Performer(s): Traditional Macedonian

Duration: 7:55


Title: L'Aigle Noir

Performer(s): Barbara

Album: L'aigle noir

Duration: 3:37


Title: Hymne A L'Amour

Performer(s): Monnot/Piaf

Duration: 3:54


Title: Immersia Iii

Performer(s): Buckley, Linda

Duration: 2:35


Title: Track 07

Performer(s): Badalamenti, Angelo

Duration: 3:45


Title: Serenade In D Major (2nd Movement) Tempo Ordinario D'Un Menuetto

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 5:36


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez

Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin

Duration: 22:28


Title: Rococo Zephyr

Performer(s): Callahan, Bill

Duration: 5:57


Title: Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:59


Title: Ode A La Musique

Performer(s): Chabrier, Emmanuel

Duration: 7:07



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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