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 Thursday 10 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: African Bluesman

Performer(s): Ayub Ogada (Vocals), Trevor Warren (Guitar)

Duration: 4:42


Title: April

Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano)

Duration: 4:32


Title: Woman You Must Be Crazy

Performer(s): Aaron "T-Bone" Walker (Vocals, Guitar)

Duration: 4:08


Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor (1st Movement)

Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)

Duration: 11:33


Title: Have A Little Faith In Me

Performer(s): Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Bari)

Duration: 4:40


Title: Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Performer(s): Bob Dylan (Vocal, Guitar)

Duration: 4:01


Title: Sara

Composer: Bob Dylan

Performer(s): Bob Dylan

Album: Desire Columbia CD32570

Duration: 5:28


Title: Can We Still Be Friends?

Performer(s): Gwilym Simcock (Piano)

Duration: 12:34


Title: Symphony No.3 In F Op90 (3rd Movement) Andante

Duration: 6:23


Title: Cold Cold Feeling

Performer(s): T-Bone Walker (Vocal, Guitar)

Duration: 3:27


Title: Three Preludes - Ii. Andante Con Moto E Poco Rubato

Performer(s): Frank Braley (Piano)

Duration: 4:07


Title: Lullaby For Grown Ups - Sketches Version

Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocals)

Duration: 2:33


Title: Godfather's Waltz

Performer(s): Filarmonica Della Scala

Duration: 2:30


Title: Audrey

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax)

Duration: 3:48


Title: Prelude In F Minor

Performer(s): Philip Aaberg (Piano)

Duration: 5:24


Title: Mounsiers Almaine

Performer(s): Steve Kostelnik (Guitar)

Duration: 6:02


Title: 3

Performer(s): Maeve Gilchrist (Harp)

Duration: 4:33


Title: Both Sides Now -- Both Sides Now

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal)

Duration: 5:58


Title: The Protecting Veil (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Amy Dickson (Soprano Sax)

Duration: 15:20


Title: Then The Letting Go

Performer(s): Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Album: The Letting Go

Duration: 5:34


Title: Glory Shoes

Performer(s): Finian Divilly (Guitar/Vocals)

Duration: 4:41


Title: A Time For Love

Performer(s): Honor Heffernan (Vocals)

Duration: 5:10


Title: 'Ness (2nd Movement) - Sadness

Performer(s): Fergus Hetherington (Violin)

Duration: 4:14


Title: Ashes

Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin); Volker Bertelmann (Prep Piano)

Duration: 3:32


Title: After The Rain - 8. Motet (Excerpt)

Duration: 4:09


Title: The Winner Takes It All

Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals)

Duration: 4:55


Title: Campfire

Performer(s): Jon Hopkins (Sounds)

Duration: 2:51


Title: Mad John

Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Instruments)

Duration: 6:29


Title: Quietly There

Performer(s): Shirley Horn (Vocal)

Duration: 6:24



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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