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 Monday 7 April 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

Aaron Thibeaux Walker aka T-Bone was one of the most influential musicians to rise up from the fertile Texas blues scene; he's our Blue Tunes feature this week.

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: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us

Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals, Fiddle)

Duration: 3:40


Title: Body And Soul -- Not Available

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax)

Duration: 5:08


Title: Prelude And Fugue In G

Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)

Duration: 4:10


Title: Chonguri

Performer(s): Thomas Demenga (Cello)

Duration: 1:37


Title: Madrigal

Performer(s): Jon Anderson (Vocals)

Duration: 2:42


Title: The Coolin -- Not Available

Performer(s): Li Kai (Gu Zheng)

Duration: 2:41


Title: Love For Sale

Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal)

Duration: 4:08


Title: Watching The Wheels

Performer(s): Lennon, John

Duration: 3:22


Title: Equinox

Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Sax)

Duration: 8:52


Title: Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Op.68 (1st Movement) Un Poco Sostenuto

Duration: 19:15


Title: Kneel Before Him

Performer(s): Chris Thile (Mandolin)

Duration: 4:56


Title: Your Move (Acoustic Version)

Performer(s): Steve Howe (Guitar)

Duration: 3:44


Title: Agnus Dei -- Battaglia & Requiem

Duration: 3:33


Title: Maids Of Castlebar

Performer(s): Li Kai (Gu Zheng)

Duration: 3:14


Title: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: I Love You Porgy

Duration: 3:48


Title: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor Op. 115 (1st Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Paul Meyer (Clarinet)

Duration: 13:03


Title: Vienna

Performer(s): Ultravox

Album: The Voice

Duration: 4:50


Title: Raglan Road/Fainne Gael An Lae

Performer(s): Li Kai (Gu Zheng)

Duration: 3:29


Title: Piano Trio In A Major (1st Movement) Moderato

Duration: 10:10


Title: The Boy With The Gun

Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vcls,Gtr.Organ)

Duration: 5:33


Title: Divertimento No.11 - Andantino

Duration: 5:11


Title: Sketch For Winter

Performer(s): Vini Reilly (Guitar)

Duration: 2:39



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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