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 15 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: Blue Interlude

Performer(s): Bill Evans

Duration: 6:19


Title: Quintet In E Flat Major For 3 Horns, Oboe And Bassoon (2nd Movem

Performer(s): Otto Raez (Oboe)

Duration: 4:07


Title: Something Cool

Performer(s): June Christy

Album: Something Cool

Duration: 4:33


Title: Lansiranta

Performer(s): Markku Lepisto (2- & 5-Row Accordions)

Duration: 4:22


Title: Cantata 208 Sheep May Safely Graze Blithe Bells

Performer(s): Piers Lane (Piano)

Duration: 4:24


Title: Hares On The Mountain

Performer(s): Lucy Farrell (Voice)

Duration: 4:33


Title: Cocoon --

Performer(s): Julian Lage (Guitar)

Duration: 2:36


Title: Just Enough

Performer(s): Eliane Elias (Piano)

Duration: 5:58


Title: Nazuk

Performer(s): Maria Joao (Vocals)

Duration: 5:01


Title: Tzigane --

Performer(s): Patricia Koptchinskaja (Violin)

Duration: 10:47


Title: Escrevi Teu Nome No Vento

Performer(s): Carminho (Voice)

Duration: 3:29


Title: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Performer(s): Thomas Demenga (Cello)

Duration: 3:51


Title: Kakavik (The Little Partridge)

Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano)

Duration: 6:12


Title: Andante Espressivo

Duration: 3:44


Title: Nobody Does It Better -- Not Available

Performer(s): Phil Ware (Piano)

Duration: 6:39


Title: Fotografia

Performer(s): Paula Morelenbaum (Vocal)

Duration: 4:48


Title: Ballad Of Grey Weather

Performer(s): Savourna Stevenson (Harp)

Duration: 4:26


Title: Caritas Abundat In Omnia

Performer(s): Ute Kreidler (Vocals)

Duration: 3:32


Title: Minuet In A Minor

Performer(s): Hans Haass (Piano)

Duration: 5:24


Title: Les Amantes Infideles

Performer(s): Mick Mcauley

Duration: 4:04


Title: Lullaby For Isobel

Duration: 4:20


Title: Flow My Tears

Performer(s): Garth Knox (Viola D'Amore)

Duration: 4:18


Title: Blue In Green --

Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Guitar)

Duration: 5:59



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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