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 8 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, 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. 

Shahab and Shayan Coohe try to teach Carl a Persian jig!


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: The Prophet --

Performer(s): Jon Anderson (Vocals)

Duration: 6:53


Title: Viejo Caballo Alazan/Interlude:Guri

Performer(s): Chango Spasiuk (Accordian)

Duration: 5:22


Title: Another Time, Another Place

Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano)

Duration: 6:58


Title: Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade - Il Vecchio Castello

Duration: 5:39


Title: Going To California

Performer(s): Led Zeppelin

Album: Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered)

Duration: 3:46


Title: Fantasy For Clarinet And Strings

Performer(s): John Finucane (Clarinet)

Duration: 5:25


Title: Mirrorball

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal)

Duration: 5:02


Title: Ricercar (8)

Performer(s): Paul O'Dette (Lute)

Duration: 2:44


Title: Adagio For Violin And Orchestra In E K261

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin)

Duration: 7:01


Title: Cello Suite No.1 In G (5th Movement) Menuet

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)

Duration: 3:20


Title: May You Never

Composer: Martyn

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Solid Air Island IMCD274

Duration: 3:42


Title: May It Be

Performer(s): Hayley Westenra (Soprano)

Duration: 3:57


Title: Khovanshchina: Prelude

Duration: 6:31


Title: The Gramophone

Performer(s): Sam Jackson (Piano)

Duration: 5:01


Title: Black Mountain Side

Performer(s): Led Zeppelin

Album: Led Zeppelin (Remastered)

Duration: 2:27


Title: San Jacinto

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocals)

Duration: 7:13


Title: Double Bass Duo

Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)

Duration: 2:52


Title: Taking Tiger Mountain

Performer(s): Eno (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Electronics)

Duration: 5:48


Title: Cello Concerto No.2 In D - Adagio

Performer(s): Stefan Popov (Cello)

Duration: 5:38


Title: The Chickens They Are Crowing

Performer(s): Sarah Mcquaid (Vocals)

Duration: 5:48


Title: Prelude No. 2, Opus 11

Performer(s): Chick Corea (Piano)

Duration: 5:21


Title: Black Rain

Performer(s): Tom Chaplin (Vocals)

Duration: 4:01


Title: Lullaby (Kolibel'naya)

Performer(s): Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)

Duration: 5:28


Title: Bron-Yr-Aur

Composer: Jimmy Page

Performer(s): Led Zeppelin

Album: Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

Duration: 2:21


Title: Goldberg Variations Bwv 988 - Aria

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)

Duration: 3:48


Title: In Your Eyes --

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocals)

Duration: 6:40


Title: Take Me For A Buggy Ride

Performer(s): Bessie Smith (Vocal)

Duration: 2:54



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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