The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 2 July 2014

This week on Blue Tunes...

Carl is away for the week - and while he is, the ladies are in charge. Ellen Cranitch and Aedín Gormley will share the duties Monday through Thursday with their own Blue choices. Thank you ladies....Carl will be back on Monday October 3rd.


Shahab and Shayan Coohe try to teach Carl a Persian jig!

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

Born on July 4, Stephen Foster is under the Blue spotlight. This week we honour the "father of American music "with a variety of artists and interpretations.

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 tickets are limited, so advance booking is essential. Contact Aisling to reserve, four tickets max per person. Stay tuned to The Purple Vespertine and to Blue of the Night or visit

Music Played on the Show


Title: String Quartet No.2 (2nd Movement) -- String Quartet No.2 Company

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): Smith Quartet

Album: Phillip Glass Complete String Quartets ~~ PD EOK Signum SIGCD117

Duration: 1:49


Title: Beneath The Arcade

Composer: Katkhuda

Performer(s): Katkhuda

Album: A Long Way from Somewhere Montagu Music N/K

Duration: 3:55


Title: The Answer

Composer: Turner, Pierce

Performer(s): Pierce Turner, Philip Glass (Synth)

Album: The Compilation

Duration: 5:03


Title: Vedro Con Mio Diletto

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio arr Sholdice

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Voice), Kate Ellis (Cello); Sean Macerlaine (Sax)

Album: Songs

Duration: 4:18


Title: Spring 3

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio/ Richter, Max

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin

Album: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons Deutsche Grammophon 4810044

Duration: 3:09


Title: Minuit

Composer: Traore, Boubacar

Performer(s): Boubacar Traore (Guitar/Vocals)

Album: Boubacar Traore: Mali Denhou ~~ Lusafrica 562493

Duration: 4:15


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: Hornpipes; The Galway Bay/The Peacock's Feather No.2

Composer: Trad Mulcahy

Performer(s): Michelle Mulcahy (Harp)

Album: Suaimhneas ~~ PD CC Clo Iar-Chonnacht CICD189

Duration: 3:11


Title: Amor De Mel, Amor De Fel

Composer: Rodrigues/Goncalves

Performer(s): Katia Guerreiro (Vocal)

Album: The Rough Guide To Fado World Music Network Rgnet1117cd

Duration: 3:07


Title: On The Shore

Composer: Tuomi, Vesa

Performer(s): Tango-Orkesteri Unto, Pirjo Aittomaki (Vocals); Timo Alakotila (Piano); Johanna Juhola (Accord)

Album: Finnish Tango Vol II; Cold Love Arc Music EUCD 2281

Duration: 3:21


Title: Lascia Ch'io Pianga -- Rinaldo Hwv7

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Patricia Petibon (Soprano), Venice Baroque Orchestra

Album: Patricia Petibon - Rosso (Italian Baroque Arias) Deutsche Grammophon 4778763

Duration: 5:37


Title: Sonata In G Minor Op. 1 No. 10 ‘Didone Abbandonata’ (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Tartini, Guiseppe

Performer(s): Rodolfo Richter (Violin), Susanne Heinrich (Viola Da Gamba), Silas Standage (Harpsichord), William Carter (Achlute, Baroque Guitar), Palladians

Album: Palladians: The Devils Trill Linn CKD 292

Duration: 4:09


Title: West End Blues

Composer: Joe King Oliver

Performer(s): Allen Toussaint (Piano), Jay Bellerose (Drums), Nicholas Payton (Trumpet), David Pilch (Double Bass), Don Byron (Clarinet) Marc Ribot (Guitar)

Album: The Bright Mississippi (Recordno: 480380) Nonesuch 480380

Duration: 3:51


Title: My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): Peg Carrothers (Vocal), Matt Turner (Cello), Bill Carrothers (Piano)

Album: The Voices That Are Gone (Recordno: ILL313003) Illusions ILL313003

Duration: 2:03


Title: Someday My Prince Will Come -- Not Available

Composer: Churchill/Morey

Performer(s): Dave Brubeck (Piano), Dave Brubeck Quartet

Album: The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Dave Digs Disney Columbia/Legacy 4712502

Duration: 8:20


Title: Isn't This A Lovely Day

Composer: Berlin, Irving

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: 4:14


Title: Aria And Variation # 1 - Goldberg Variations

Composer: Bach, J S arr Jozsef Eotvos

Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)

Album: Mysterious Boundaries Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 376

Duration: 3:33


Title: Open The Door For Three

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Liam O'Flynn (Whistle), Steve Cooney (Guitar)

Album: The Poet & The Piper (Recordno: CCT21CD) Claddagh Records CCT21CD

Duration: 1:56


Title: Goodbye, My Darling

Composer: Trad arr Diver/Lee

Performer(s): Sam Lee (Vocals/Shruti Box), Gerry Diver (Fiddle); Ed Hicks (Banjo); Jonny Bridgewood (Bass)

Album: Ground of Its Own The Nest Collective TNCR001CD

Duration: 4:32


Title: Two Sentimental Romances - I. Andantino In A Major

Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm

Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin), Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Swedish Romantic Violin Concertos Naxos 8.554287

Duration: 6:47


Title: Suzanne -- Not Available

Composer: Cohen, Leonard

Performer(s): Leonard Cohen (Vocal)

Album: Songs of Leonard Cohen ~~ B496701 Columbia 4686002

Duration: 3:48


Title: Julia

Composer: Wieselman, Doug

Performer(s): Doug Wieselman (Clarinet)

Album: From Water

Duration: 5:39


Title: Julia -- Not Available

Composer: Lennon / McCartney

Performer(s): The Beatles

Album: The Beatles: The White Album Parlophone CDS 7 46443 8

Duration: 2:54


Title: Old Friends -- Old Friends

Complete Work Name: Old Friends

Composer: Simon, Paul

Performer(s): Paul Simon (Vocal)

Album: The Essential Paul Simon (Recordno: 5134702) Columbia/Sony 5134702

Duration: 2:37


Title: Snowball

Composer: Anderson, Reid

Performer(s): The Bad Plus

Album: Never Stop (Deluxe Edition) Eone Music EDM CD 2112

Duration: 7:41


Title: Casta Diva -- Norma (Act 1)

Composer: Bellini, Vincenzo

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Orchestra La Scintilla

Album: Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli (Recordno: 478 2249) Decca Classics 478 2249

Duration: 6:47


Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)

Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part HMV Classics HMV 5723152

Duration: 8:15


Title: Berceuse Amazigh

Composer: Anon/ Berbere

Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Hesperion Xxi

Album: Ninna Nanna (Recordno: AV9826) ~~ A321605 Allavox AV9826

Duration: 2:43


Title: A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Composer: Maschwitz / Sherwin

Performer(s): Stella Bass

Album: Too Darn Hot MCPS Ireland SB96

Duration: 6:01


Title: Ballad Impromptu

Composer: Broadbent, Alan

Performer(s): Alan Broadbent Trio, Alan Broadbent (Piano), Putter Smith (Bass), Joe Labarbera (Drums)

Album: Personal Standards Concord Jazz CCD-4757-2

Duration: 6:01


Title: Words Are Dead

Composer: Agnes Obel

Performer(s): Agnes Obel

Album: Aventine Play It Again Sam PIASR 615CDX

Duration: 3:46



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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