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 March 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 John Scofield and Vince Mendoza, in advance of the Irish premiere of Scofield and Mendoza's Grammy-winning album 54 in Dublin on March 12th.

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: Romance Del Diablo

Performer(s): Piazzolla, Astor

Duration: 7:48


Title: Newark Airport 2

Performer(s): Lola Perrin

Duration: 2:46


Title: English Suite No.1 (2nd Movement) - Allemande

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:46


Title: Concerto For Viola And Orchestra - Adagio

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Christian

Duration: 5:57


Title: Maire Bhruinneall

Performer(s): Trad Arr Mac Giolla Bhride

Duration: 4:18


Title: Solid Air

Performer(s): Martyn, John

Duration: 6:01


Title: Honest I Do

Composer: John Scofield

Performer(s): Scofield, John

Duration: 4:34


Title: Sonata Vi, Buxwv 257

Performer(s): Buxtehude, Dietrich

Duration: 8:07


Title: Never Let Me Go

Performer(s): Evans / Livingstone

Duration: 8:08


Title: Sans Melodie Too

Performer(s): Beck, Gordon

Duration: 8:16


Title: La Vie En Rose

Performer(s): Louiguy/Piaf/David

Duration: 3:36


Title: Rickrovers Dream

Performer(s): Hedges, Michael

Duration: 5:09


Title: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor (3rd Movement) Andantino; Presto Non

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 4:39


Title: Symphony No.2 In C Minor 'Resurrection' - Urlicht: Sehr Feierlci

Performer(s): Mahler, Gustav

Duration: 5:18


Title: La Niebla

Performer(s): Trueba/ Buika

Duration: 4:15


Title: Bluebells Garden

Performer(s): Niebla, Eduardo

Duration: 8:00


Title: Blue Skies

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving

Duration: 4:00


Title: Have A Good Time

Composer: Paul Simon

Performer(s): Simon, Paul

Duration: 5:28


Title: Dance Me To The End Of Love

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 5:53


Title: Am Koppenplatz

Performer(s): Sholdice, Garrett

Duration: 3:20


Title: Her Anxiety

Performer(s): Dennehy, Donncha

Duration: 6:00


Title: North Circular

Performer(s): Dennehy, Donncha

Duration: 1:26


Title: Sonata For Pno And Cello In B Flat(2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Osborne, George Alexander

Duration: 6:09


Title: Anachie Gordon

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:45


Title: Repeating

Performer(s): Mcmorrow, James Vincent

Duration: 4:53


Title: My Favorite Things

Performer(s): Rodgers & Hammerstein

Album: A Few Of My Favorite Things

Duration: 4:13


Title: It's Allright With Me

Performer(s): Porter, Cole

Duration: 5:37


Title: Piano Sonata No. 23 In F Major Hob. Xvi 23 (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Haydn, Joseph

Duration: 7:28


Title: Futile Devices

Performer(s): Stevens, Sufjan

Duration: 2:26



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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