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 4 February 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 recordings by Grammy-winning jazz musician Stan Getz. Hear selections of his work - bossa nova, big band music, cool jazz, bebop & "third stream" - nightly.

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: The Great Gig In The Sky

Performer(s): Torry, Clare/Wright, Richard

Duration: 5:02


Title: Bolero

Performer(s): Fripp / Sinfield

Duration: 7:03


Title: Suite For Strings: Air

Performer(s): Trimble, Joan

Duration: 4:35


Title: Blue Samba

Performer(s): Quebec, Ike

Duration: 5:30


Title: Quintet No. 3 In C Major G427 (1st Movement) Andante Non Tanto

Performer(s): Boccherini, Luigi

Duration: 7:38


Title: Autumn Leaves

Performer(s): Mercer / Kosma / Prevert / Parsons

Duration: 3:16


Title: Tubular Bells (Part One)

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 25:44


Title: Si De Vos Mi Bien

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 3:28


Title: Night Rider

Performer(s): Getz

Duration: 4:13


Title: Concerto For 2 Clarinets (3rd Movement) Alla Polacca

Performer(s): Krommer, Franz Vinzenz

Duration: 5:34


Title: Yellow

Performer(s): Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin

Duration: 4:13


Title: Tubular Bells (Part Two)

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 23:35


Title: Tender Comrade

Performer(s): Bragg, Billy

Duration: 3:08


Title: Rag

Performer(s): Frisell, Bill

Duration: 4:23


Title: Butcher's Boy

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:37


Title: Suite No.1 In G Major - Menuets I & Ii

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 3:54


Title: Stairway To The Stars

Performer(s): Malneck / Signorelli / Parish

Duration: 5:20


Title: Aria From Suite In F

Performer(s): Zipoli, Domenico

Duration: 6:30


Title: Someone To Love

Performer(s): Warren, B.

Duration: 6:00


Title: Hamburg Song

Performer(s): Rice-Oxley, Tim/Chaplin, Tom/Hughes, Richard

Duration: 4:52


Title: Caldo Sangue

Performer(s): Scarlatti, Alessandro

Duration: 5:47


Title: March (Seed Capsule)

Performer(s): Talbot, Joby

Duration: 5:28


Title: Quartet No.5 In D (2nd Movement) Andante Assai

Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino

Duration: 2:11


Title: Salome's Lament

Performer(s): Doyle, Roger

Duration: 4:17


Title: Electric Counterpoint: (2) Slow

Performer(s): Reich, Steve

Duration: 3:36



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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