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 14 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

This week we feature rarities from the newly-issued "Fixin' To Die" by cult troubadour Jackson C. Frank. He released just one album in his lifetime, produced by Paul Simon in 1965.

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: An Evening Hymn --

Performer(s): Michael Chance (Counter Tenor)

Duration: 5:56


Title: Black Musette

Performer(s): Nicolas Repac (All Instruments, Samples)

Duration: 4:36


Title: Arise, Arise! You Slumbering Sleepers

Performer(s): Simon Blendis (Violin), Douglas Patterson (Viola)

Duration: 2:48


Title: Salve Regina -- Not Available

Duration: 6:10


Title: Unapproved Roads

Performer(s): Lunasa

Duration: 4:31


Title: Piano Quartet No. 2 In G Minor, 3rd Movement Adagio Non Troppo

Performer(s): Susan Tomes(Piano)

Duration: 10:36


Title: Bogoroditse Devo

Duration: 2:57


Title: Mazurka No.2 In F Minor - Lento

Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)

Duration: 2:23


Title: Das Alte Jahr Vergangen Ist

Performer(s): Thomas Demenga (Cello)

Duration: 2:41


Title: For Pastora

Performer(s): Estrella Morente (Vocal)

Duration: 4:20


Title: Romance For String Orchestra

Duration: 7:30


Title: This Is Not To Be/When I Saw You

Performer(s): Andy Goessling (Guitars, Mandolin)

Duration: 8:28


Title: Moorlough Mary

Performer(s): Shauna Mullin

Duration: 5:05


Title: Aubade

Performer(s): Jason Moran ( Piano)

Duration: 4:44


Title: Minn Ekte Venn ( My True Friend)

Duration: 4:44


Title: Fred's

Performer(s): Mary Macmaster (Harp)

Duration: 4:06


Title: Sanctus -- Missa In Illo Tempore

Duration: 3:59


Title: Hommaga A Ostad

Performer(s): Renaud Garcia Fons (Bass)

Duration: 6:11


Title: Doian Et Hora

Performer(s): Viktor Kopatchinsky (Cimbalom)

Duration: 5:01


Title: You Noticed Too

Duration: 6:16


Title: The Banks Of The Foyle

Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Roger Tallroth

Album: All the Way Home Blix Street G2-10201

Duration: 4:23


Title: Sextet No.2 In G Major (2nd Movement) Scherzo: Allegro Non Tropp

Duration: 7:20


Title: Rubies, Pearls And Emeralds

Duration: 5:07


Title: Amine's Song

Performer(s): Zoltan Lantos (Violin)

Duration: 5:43


Title: Les Enfaents Qui Pleurent

Performer(s): Jessye Norman

Duration: 4:07


Title: String Thing

Performer(s): John Abercrombie (Guitar)

Duration: 4:17


Title: Colla Parte

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger (Cello)

Duration: 7:41



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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