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 24 June 2014

This week on Blue Tunes...

Amsterdam born, Swiss based violinist Gwendolyn Masin first came to the attention of the Irish public with a performance on the Late Late Show when she was eleven in 1988.  Today she enjoys a busy international career as a performer and a teacher, she has continued her connections with Ireland through regular appearances and a dedication to Irish contemporary composers such as John Buckley, Eric Sweeney and Raymond Deane. Her latest CD "Origin" is a tour de force of string ensemble performances - most of which were arranged by Raymond Deane. Dances by De Falla, Bartok and others pay tribute to her multicultural background. Hear it all week on Blue.


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 the recordings of a blues singer, guitarist and harmonica-player who enjoyed much success with Chess Records during the 1950s - the one and only Howlin' Wolf.

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: Toccata -- Not Available

Composer: Kapsberger, Giovanni Girolamo

Performer(s): Rolf Lislevand (Guitar), Arianna Savall (Triple Harp) Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Rolf Lislevand Ensemble

Album: Nuove Musiche ~~ R537811 ECM 476 3049

Duration: 5:31


Title: Aerial Boundaries

Composer: Hedges, Michael

Performer(s): Michael Hedges (Guitar)

Album: Beyond Boundaries Guitar Solos - Michael Hedges Windham Hill 01934 11612 2

Duration: 4:43


Title: Sonata For Flute And Continuo - Adagio

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Steve Kostelnik (Guitar)

Album: Guitar Recital - Steve Kostelnik Naxos 8.554214

Duration: 2:44


Title: Gymnopédie 1

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)

Album: Satie & Compagnie (Recordno: MIR 189) Mirare MIR 189

Duration: 2:58


Title: Lotus Blossom --

Composer: Strayhorn, Billy

Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)

Album: Passion Flower - Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn (Recordno: 79395-2) Nonesuch 79395-2

Duration: 2:54


Title: Day Dream --

Composer: Strayhorn, Billy

Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano), Drew Gress (Bass), Tom Rainey (Drums), String Orchestra

Album: Passion Flower - Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn (Recordno: 79395-2) Nonesuch 79395-2

Duration: 5:21


Title: Apparatchik (With Lisa Hannigan)

Composer: Noonan, Paul

Performer(s): Printer Clips

Album: The Left Sleeve EP Printer Clips

Duration: 4:30


Title: Violin Sonata In G Minor (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin), Cedric Tiberghien (Piano)

Album: Schubert - Complete works for violin and piano Hyperion CDA67911-2

Duration: 6:22


Title: Idris

Composer: Ranagri

Performer(s): Ranagri

Album: The Bogeyman - EP Ranagri Ranagri (887516974335)

Duration: 5:45


Title: Ely's Shuffle

Composer: Martin, Neil/McGuire,Seamus

Performer(s): West Ocean String Quartet

Album: An Indigo Sky -- WORCD West Ocean records WORCD

Duration: 4:40


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Composer: Lauridsen, Morten

Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia, Polyphony

Album: Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Latin Motets Hyperion CDA67449

Duration: 6:40


Title: Clair De Lune -- Suite Bergamasque

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Philippe Cassard (Piano)

Album: Debussy: Integrale de l'Ouvre pour Piano Auvidis Astreee8531

Duration: 4:39


Title: Z Twig

Composer: Aphex Twin

Performer(s): Aphex Twin (Richard D. James)

Album: Selected Ambient Works 2 ~~ CIR- LB Warp Records WARPCD021

Duration: 2:05


Title: Freedom/Saoirse

Composer: Hayes/Cahill/O'Lionaird/O Raghallagh/Bartlett

Performer(s): Iarla O'Lionaire (Vocals); Thomas Bartlett (Piano), Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (Hardanger D'Amore); Martin Hayes (Fiddle); Dennis Cahill (Guitar)

Album: The Gloaming Real World Records Promo Copy

Duration: 5:04


Title: Way Go, Lily

Composer: Amidon, Sam

Performer(s): Sam Amidon (Guitar/Vocals)

Album: I See The Sign Bedroom Community Promo Copy

Duration: 4:12


Title: The Red Rooster

Composer: Dixon, Willie

Performer(s): Howlin Wolf Featuring Eric Clapton

Album: The Blue Guitar Box CD 2 Sequel Sequel N/A

Duration: 5:11


Title: Wild Horses

Composer: Jagger / Richards

Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals), Morten Qvenild (Piano, Various Instruments)

Album: Antologie - Solveig Slettahjell Jazzland 602527785349

Duration: 6:01


Title: She Moved Through The Fair

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: The Irish Piano RTE lyric fm CD138

Duration: 4:25


Title: My Youth

Composer: Wold, Steve

Performer(s): Seasick Steve (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: I Started Out With Nothing And I Still Got Most Of It Left Warner Bros 825846941117

Duration: 2:25


Title: Sonata In B Minor - Allegro

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)

Album: Music for a Perfect Day / wedding music for harp TELARC CD80590

Duration: 3:58


Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor Op. 23 - Movement Ii - Andantino Semplice

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor Op. 23

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'Yich

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Great Piano Concertos - Vladimir Ashkenazy - Disk 4 Decca 473 605-2

Duration: 6:45


Title: God Bless The Child -- Not Available

Composer: Holiday, Billie

Performer(s): John Etheridge (Guitar), John Williams (Guitar)

Album: Places Between ~~ D451508 Sony Classical 88697009072

Duration: 5:03


Title: One For My Baby

Composer: Arlen, Harold/Mercer, Johhny

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)

Album: Songs For Distingué Lovers ~~ E216504 Verve 539056-2

Duration: 5:42


Title: Black Musette

Composer: Repac, Nicolas

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

Album: Nicolas Repac: Swing-Swing (Recordno: NOF9817787) No Format NOF9817787

Duration: 4:21


Title: Paramour

Composer: Halferty, Tommy

Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio, Dave Redmond (Bass); Kevin Brady (Drums)

Album: Burkina Self Release TH01

Duration: 6:18


Title: Serenade From Hassan -- Serenade From Hassan

Composer: Delius, Frederick

Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Celebration - Julian Lloyd Webber - Disk 2 RCA Red Seal 74321 84112 2

Duration: 4:30


Title: Ikon -- Not Available

Composer: Silvestrov, Valentin

Performer(s): Callino Quartet

Album: A Place Between Louth Contemporary Music society LCMS901

Duration: 4:25


Title: None Of You Will Ever See A Penny

Composer: Pallett

Performer(s): Final Fantasy (Vocal & Violin)

Album: Has a Good Home Tomlab TOM 54 CD

Duration: 2:32


Title: Bigger Than Home

Composer: Delago, Manu

Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)

Album: Bigger Than Home SWR 52/13

Duration: 4:46


Title: Running Through The Night

Composer: Fullbrook, Hollie

Performer(s): Tiny Ruins (Hollie Fullbrook) Guitar, Vocals Cell, J Walker (Guitar, Violin, Piano)

Album: Some Were Meant For Sea Spunk Records WOOMECD009

Duration: 3:40



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Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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