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 5 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: Like The Morning Dew

Performer(s): Mvula/ Brown

Duration: 3:55


Title: January Man

Performer(s): Goulder, David

Duration: 4:41


Title: Nocturne No.12 In G

Performer(s): Field, John

Duration: 2:15


Title: Sonata Vi, Buxwv 257

Performer(s): Buxtehude, Dietrich

Duration: 8:07


Title: Take Five

Performer(s): Desmond, Paul

Duration: 5:41


Title: Hergest Ridge (Part One)

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 21:44


Title: Open The Door For Three

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:45


Title: Winter Moon

Performer(s): Almeida Laurindo

Duration: 5:34


Title: Hergest Ridge (Part Two)

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 19:00


Title: My Baby Upsets Me

Performer(s): Williams, Joe

Duration: 3:45


Title: Ten Pieces Op. 12 - No. 7 Prelude

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 2:55


Title: There Is A Road (God's River)

Performer(s): Jarrett, Keith

Duration: 5:47


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Performer(s): Tarrega, Franciso

Duration: 6:14


Title: Tenderly

Performer(s): Gross / Lawrence

Duration: 3:41


Title: March Of The Toys

Performer(s): Herbert, Victor

Duration: 4:14


Title: Ghosts

Performer(s): Sylvian, David

Duration: 4:51


Title: Procedentem Sponsum

Performer(s): Anonymous

Duration: 3:05


Title: History Is Getting Older

Performer(s): Garry,Burke,Carpio,Hynes,Leseure

Duration: 4:47


Title: When The World Was Young

Performer(s): Gerard/Mercer

Duration: 6:09


Title: Sir Henry Umptons Funerall

Performer(s): Dowland, John

Duration: 3:45


Title: Dreams Of A Dying City

Performer(s): Abou-Khalil, Rabih

Duration: 5:53


Title: Don't Let It Bring You Down

Performer(s): Young, Neil

Duration: 3:12


Title: Concerto For 2 Oboes (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Albinoni, Tomaso

Duration: 2:31


Title: Pohadka (Fairy Tale) - I.

Performer(s): Janacek, Leos

Duration: 4:56


Title: Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)

Performer(s): Lees, Gene

Duration: 2:35


Title: Concerto No. 1 In A Major For Guitar And String Orchestra, Op. 3

Performer(s): Giuliani, Mauro

Duration: 16:04


Title: Hope From The Ghetto

Performer(s): Moran, Patrick & Ellis, Mathew

Duration: 5:10


Title: Song For Guy

Performer(s): John, Elton

Duration: 6:56



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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