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 3 June 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

Berlin-based Agnes Obel is from Denmark originally. This week, we feature songs and instrumentals from the 2 albums she's recorded to date, including the late 2013 release Aventine

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: Guirlandes, Opus 73 No.1

Composer: Scriabin, Alexander

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic

Album: The Transcendentalist Hersey Records Heresy 015

Duration: 4:17


Title: Three Part Invention: No. 4 In D Minor

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Janine Jansen (Violin), Maxim Rysanov (Viola) Torleif Thedeen (Cello)

Album: Janine Jansen Bach Inventions and Partita (Recordno: 475 9081) Decca 475 9081

Duration: 2:17


Title: Part Ii Searches & Findings

Composer: Sule, László

Performer(s): László Sule (Piano), Eeva Rysa (Cello), Zoltán Takács (Violin)

Album: Trio Music - László Sule LaszloProducts LSCD2-2009

Duration: 7:20


Title: Autumn Lullaby

Composer: Merchant, Natalie

Performer(s): Natalie Merchant (Vocals), Ina Zdorovetchi (Harp), Bruce Creditor(Clarinet), Jessica Lizak (Flute)

Album: Leave Your Sleep (Recordno: 522304-2) Nonesuch 522304-2

Duration: 3:22


Title: Etude 3

Composer: Muhly, Nico

Performer(s): Nadia Sirota (Viola)

Album: Baroque New Amsterdam Records HVALUR17CD

Duration: 5:03


Title: Harlem Nocturne

Composer: Hagen,Earle/Rogers, Dick

Performer(s): Louis Prima And Sam Butera

Album: Ultra Lounge Vol 12: Saxophobia

Duration: 2:39


Title: Fine And Mellow -- Not Available

Composer: Holiday, Billie

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal), Lester Young (Tenor Sax), Mal Waldron All Stars

Album: Sound Of Jazz Columbia Jazz 01-465683-10

Duration: 6:25


Title: Circling

Composer: Gustavsen, Tord

Performer(s): Tord Gustavsen (Piano), Mats Eilertsen (Double Bass), Jarle Vspestad (Drums)

Album: The Well - Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Recordno: ECM 2237 278 5896) ECM Records ECM 2237 278 58

Duration: 4:42


Title: Menuet In C Minor, Op.24 No.1

Composer: Sor, Fernando

Performer(s): William Carter (Guitar)

Album: Fernando Sor Early Works - William Carter (guitar) Linn Records CKD343

Duration: 2:58


Title: Violin Concerto No.1 (1st Movement) - Nocturne: Moderato

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Lisa Batiashvili (Violin), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Echoes of Time - Lisa Batiashvili / Grimaud / Salonen Deutsche Grammophon 4779299

Duration: 12:22


Title: Touma Ni Kelen / Needed Time

Performer(s): Habib Koité, Eric Bibb (Vocals, Acoustic Guitars)

Album: Brothers In Bamako (Recordno: CJ 028) Contre-Jour CJ 028

Duration: 4:40


Title: Rachid Oiguini

Composer: Tomani and Sidiki Diabate

Performer(s): Tomani And Sidiki Diabate

Album: Toumani & Sidiki World Circuit WCD087

Duration: 4:36


Title: Skylark (Alternate Version)

Composer: Carmichael / Mercer

Performer(s): Aretha Franklin (Vocals)

Album: The Queen In Waiting (Recordno COL 508621 2) Columbia / Legacy COL 508621 2

Duration: 4:04


Title: The Girl From Murania

Composer: Coniglio, Enrico

Performer(s): Enrico Coniglio (Gtrs, Keyboards, Perc Etc.)

Album: Enrico Coniglio: Salicornie topofonie vo.2 Psychonavigation PSY039

Duration: 5:08


Title: Speak Low -- From "One Touch Of Venus"

Composer: Nash / Weill

Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Fred Hersch (Piano)

Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046) Sony Classical SK 63046

Duration: 5:30


Title: Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)

Composer: Weill/brecht

Performer(s): The Doors

Album: Very Best Of The Doors Rhino 081227999599

Duration: 3:13


Title: Prelude And Fugue In E Minor

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues ECM ECM 437 189-2

Duration: 7:23


Title: Longing

Composer: Hamasyan, Tigran

Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano/ Vocal)

Album: Tigran: A Fable (Recordno: 276 068 6) Verve 276 068 6

Duration: 5:07


Title: Falling, Catching

Composer: Obel, Agnes

Performer(s): Agnes Obel (Piano)

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

Duration: 1:33


Title: Craco

Composer: Bertelmann, Volker

Performer(s): Hauschka

Album: Abandoned City City Slang SLANG50060

Duration: 3:31


Title: Sarabande From Partita No. 2 In D Minor (Bwv 1004)

Composer: Bach Arr Schlepper-Connolly

Performer(s): Jonathan Sage (Clarinet)

Album: Counterpoint ~~ PD CC Ergodos ER10

Duration: 4:48


Title: Air Travel -- Travel Pieces

Composer: Farrell, Ciaran

Performer(s): Damian Kelly (Guitar, Digital Delay)

Album: Farrell Kelly: New Frontiers 887516009044

Duration: 4:18


Title: Comme Ci, Comme Ca

Composer: Coquatrix, Dudan & Goell

Performer(s): Louis Stewart (Guitar); Jim Doherty (Piano)

Album: Tunes -- BPRCD001 ~~ PD CC Beechpark Records BPRCD001

Duration: 6:06


Title: Famous Blue Raincoat

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Huw Warren (Accordion), Dave Whitford (Bass), Adriano Adewale (Percussion)

Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep Trail Belle Records TBR03

Duration: 4:26


Title: I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Composer: Rodgers/Hart

Performer(s): Linley Hamilton (Trumpet, Flugelhorn); Johnny Taylor (Piano), Damian Evans(Bass); Dominic Mullan (Drums): Julien Colarossi (Guitar)

Album: In Transition Lyte Records LR026

Duration: 5:24


Title: Just So

Composer: O'Reilly, Marc

Performer(s): Marc O'Reilly

Album: Human Herdings Salt & Shake Records MAR002

Duration: 2:02


Title: Violin Concerto No.4 In D (2nd Movement) Andante Cantabile

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Nigel Kennedy, Polish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Beethoven & Mozart: Violin Concertos - Kennedy ~~ D474705 EMI Classics 3953732

Duration: 7:53


Title: Seachran Si

Composer: Trad arr Jack Talty/Neil O'Loghlen

Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bass); Saileog Ni Cheannabhain, Mattehw Berrill(Clarinet); Mathew Jacobson (Percus, Patrick Groenland (Guitar); Sam Perkin(Keys); Co

Album: Ensemble Eriu -- RRCD004 Raelach Records RRCD004

Duration: 7:16


Title: As I Roved Out

Composer: Trad Arr Tabor/Ballamy/Warren

Performer(s): June Tabor, Huw Warren (Piano), Iain Ballamy (Tenor/Sop Sax)

Album: Quercus ECM ECM 2276 372 4555

Duration: 6:00



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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