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 29 May 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

German baritone the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau would have been 89 this week. We honour that date with recordings by this legendary singer - every night this week on Blue.

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: Coracao Vagabundo

Composer: Veloso, Caetano

Performer(s): Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto

Album: A Day in New York Sony Classical SK80018

Duration: 4:11


Title: Joy Chant

Composer: Marilyn Mazur

Performer(s): Marilyn Mazur (Percussion), Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)

Album: Elixer - Marilyn Mazur And Jan Garbarek Ecm 1962 1737320

Duration: 3:12


Title: At Dusk

Composer: Surman, John

Performer(s): John Surman (Clarinet), Trans4mation (String Quartet), Chris Laurence (Double Bass)

Album: Coruscating ECM ECM 1702 543 033-2

Duration: 2:20


Title: Prelude And Fugue In C Sharp Minor

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)

Album: The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 1 ~~ D052604 Decca 414388-2

Duration: 6:34


Title: The Coast Of Galicia

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Laoise Kelly (Harp)

Album: Just Harp LK001

Duration: 3:53


Title: The Withering Boy (Barndance/Jig)

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Dana Lyn (Fiddles, Piano), Kyle Sanna (Guitars)

Album: The Hair Said a Prayer.... Kyle Sanna Dana Lyn Records Promo

Duration: 4:51


Title: Hvirvelvinden/The Windmills Of Your Mind

Composer: Legrand/Bergman

Performer(s): Caecilie Norby (Vocals), Lars Danielsson (Cello)

Album: Arabesque (Recordno: ACT 9723-2) Act ACT 9723-2

Duration: 3:35


Title: Fonte (Spring)

Composer: Homem de Melo, Pedro/Cavalheiro, Jose

Performer(s): Rodrigo Costa Felix (Vocals), Marta Pereira Da Costa (Guitar)

Album: Fados de Amor ARC Music EUCD2460

Duration: 4:27


Title: Three Pieces For Piano - I. Andantino

Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold

Performer(s): Florent Boffard (Piano)

Album: Arnold Schoenberg - L'Oeuvre Pour Piano (Recordno: MIR 191) Mirare MIR 191

Duration: 2:03


Title: Concerto Grosso In G Minor Op. 7 No. 2 (1st Movement) Grave / Allegro

Composer: Geminiani, Francesco

Performer(s): Catherine Mackintosh, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Boothby, Rober Wooley, The Purcell Quartet

Album: Geminiani: La Folia - The Purcell Quartet, The Purcell Band Helios CDH55234

Duration: 4:16


Title: When Your Lover Has Gone

Complete Work Name: Velvet Mood

Composer: Swan, Einar

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guitar), John Simmons (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)

Album: Music For Torching / Velvet Mood Poll Winners Records PWR 27317

Duration: 4:58


Title: Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered -- Not Available

Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hart, Lorenz

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Saxophone), Jim Hall (Guitar), Connie Kay (Drums), Percy Heath (Bass)

Album: Feeling Blue (Recordno: 74321 400552) Camden 74321 400552

Duration: 6:25


Title: Northern Skies - Nocturne

Complete Work Name: Northern Skies

Composer: MacMillan, James

Performer(s): Henri Demarquette (Cello), Graham Scott (Piano)

Album: James MacMillan: Northern Skies Deux-Elles DXL 1115

Duration: 2:57


Title: They're Not Waving

Composer: Long

Performer(s): Vyvienne Long (Vocal, Cello), Cian Boylan (Piano); Guy Rickerby (Drums); Paul Moore (Bass); Cora V Lunny (Violin)

Album: Birdtalk EP Vyvienne Long VYV001

Duration: 4:38


Title: Fljotavik

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Sigur Ros

Album: Med Sut I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust Emi 2287282

Duration: 3:49


Title: Hyperballad

Composer: Bjork

Performer(s): Marcin Wasilewski (Piano), Slawomir Kurkiewicz (Bass), Michal Miskiewicz (Drums)

Album: Simple Acoustic Trio ECM Records ECM 1891 982 0632

Duration: 5:55


Title: John The Revelator

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Son House (Vocals)

Album: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues - Son House Columbia / Legacy COL 512574 2

Duration: 2:31


Title: Among The Wicklow Hills

Composer: Turner, Pierce

Performer(s): Christy Moore (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Christy Moore - The Box Set 1964-2004 Sony / Columbia 5148162000

Duration: 2:34


Title: Yogi With A Broken Heart

Composer: Turner, Pierce

Performer(s): Pierce Turner(Vocals/Piano/Organ); Philip Glass (Synth), Garavn Gallagher (Bass); Rian Trench (Drums), Karen Dervan (Viola)

Album: Songs for a Verry Small Orchestra Pierce Turner

Duration: 4:51


Title: String Quartet No. 5 (Iv)

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet

Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass Orange Mountain Music/Music Network OMM/Music Network Promo

Duration: 5:04


Title: Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Largo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Richard Goode (Piano), Budapest Festival Orchestra

Album: Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos Nonesuch 075597992830

Duration: 8:51


Title: Banks Of The Lee

Composer: Trad arr Luka Bloom

Performer(s): Luka Bloom (Guitar/Vocal), Phil Ware (Piano); Dave Redmond (Bass); Kevin Brady (Drums)

Album: Head and Heart Big Sky Records BSCD008

Duration: 4:13


Title: Melodie -- Album Of The Young

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)

Album: Classic FM Guitar Classic FM 4800976

Duration: 1:48


Title: Dichterliebe Op.48: I- Im Wunderschonen Monat Mai

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Jorg Demus (Piano)

Album: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: An die Musik Deutsche Grammophon 000289 477 5556

Duration: 1:41


Title: Wallflower

Composer: Obel, Agnes

Performer(s): Agnes Obel (Piano)

Album: Philharmonics (Recordno: PIASR 195CD) Play It Again Sam PIASR 195CD

Duration: 2:26


Title: Midnight Lullaby

Composer: TOM WAITS

Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available

Album: Closing Time ELEKTRA 7559608362

Duration: 3:22


Title: A Weaver Of Dreams

Composer: Grolnick, Don

Performer(s): Don Grolnick (Piano), Randy Brecker (Tpt),, Barry Rogers (T/Bone), Michael Brecker (Sax), Bob Mintzer (Bs Clt), Dave Holland (Bs), Peter Erskine (Dms)

Album: Don Grolnick - The Complete Blue Note Recordings Blue Note 7243 8 57197 2 1

Duration: 4:42


Title: Ne Me Quitte Pas

Composer: Brel, Jacques

Performer(s): Gabrielle Ducomble (Voice), Gilad Atzmon (Clar/Sax) Nicolas Meier (Guitar); Chris Garrick (Violin)

Album: Notes from Paris MGP Records N/A

Duration: 6:41


Title: Aurilla Mia

Composer: Kapsberger, Johann

Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Soprano), Private Musicke

Album: Lettere Amorose - Magdalena Kozena /Private Musicke /Pierre Pitzl Deutsche Grammophon 4778764

Duration: 3:17


Title: Kolapot

Composer: Amiina

Performer(s): Amiina

Album: Kurr ~~ H871308 Blaskjar N/K

Duration: 4:40


Title: Temwani Sleeps

Composer: Doyle, Roger

Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Instruments)

Album: The Thousand Year Old Boy Silver Door SIDO 014

Duration: 2:09



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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