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 Wednesday 9 July 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

Blue Bossa. In the week leading up to Sunday's World Cup Final in Brazil, we feature vocal and instrumental "bossa nova" recordings by Getz, Gilberto, Jobim et al.

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: Jordens Oro Viker

Composer: Norman, Ludvig

Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble

Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening Convivium Records CR017

Duration: 5:43


Title: Modul 42 --

Composer: Bartsch, Nik

Performer(s): Nik Bartsch (Piano, Fender Rhodes), Sha (Reeds), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Kaspar Rast (Drums), Andi Pupato (Percussion)

Album: Nik Bartsch's Ronin Live (2-CD) (Recordno: ECM 2302/3 371 4093) ECM Records ECM 2302/3 371 4093

Duration: 8:09


Title: Manoir Des Mes Reves

Composer: Reinhardt, Django

Performer(s): Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Saxophone), The Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band

Album: Verve Jazz Masters 36 Verve 523342-2

Duration: 3:50


Title: O Grande Amor

Composer: Jobim / de Moraes

Performer(s): Paula Morelenbaum (Vocals); Jacques Morelenbaum (Cello), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano); Luiz Brasil (Guitar); Zeca Assumpcao (Bass); Marcos Suzano (Percussion)

Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto moto:tronic sONY Sk93044

Duration: 4:30


Title: Sonata No.1 In B Minor (3rd Movement) Andante

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin), Andrea Marcon (Harpsichord)

Album: Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord ~~ H724001 Sony Classical S2K 89469

Duration: 3:17


Title: Motet - Singet Dem Herrn

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)

Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04) la dolce vita LDV 04

Duration: 4:19


Title: Cathédrales (Improvisation)

Composer: Beffa, Karol

Performer(s): Karol Beffa (Piano)

Album: Miroir(s) - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: V 5339) Naive V 5339

Duration: 4:39


Title: Romance No.2 In D For Violin And Small Orchestra

Composer: Reger, Max

Performer(s): Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin), Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Album: The Romantic Violin Concerto, Vol. 11 Hyperion CDA67892

Duration: 9:09


Title: Achill Air

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Laoise Kelly (Harp)

Album: Ceis (Recordno: LK 002) Not Available LK 002

Duration: 3:21


Title: Stick Stock

Composer: Portman, Emily

Performer(s): Emily Portman (Vocals)

Album: Stick Stock Furrow Records FUR002

Duration: 3:01


Title: Rodrigo Martinez

Composer: Anon Cancionero Musical de Palacio (1460-1500)

Performer(s): Ensemble Ex, Steve Player(Guitar); Paulina Van Laarhoven (Viol); Francesco Turrisi (Percussion), Caitriona O'Leary (Voice); Clara Sanabras (Voice/Guitar)

Album: Possessed Live (Promo CD) Heresy Records Promo CD LIVE

Duration: 2:51


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: Rain/Ekoln

Composer: Johansson, Olov

Performer(s): Caitriona Mckay (Harp), Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa)

Album: Foogy Olov Johansson OJM009

Duration: 7:50


Title: Las Abejas

Composer: Barrios, Augustin

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)

Album: City Jam

Duration: 2:53


Title: Sonata For Arpeggione & Piano In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)

Album: Schubert - Sonate Arpeggione (Recordno: NC 40021) Naive NC 40021

Duration: 4:29


Title: The Long Road -- Not Available

Composer: Vedder, Eddie

Performer(s): Eddie Vedder (Vcl/ Gtr), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Vcl), Ry Cooder (Guitar)

Album: Dead Man Walking Sony 483534 2

Duration: 5:31


Title: Voices Of Parents Rip

Composer: Doyle, Roger

Performer(s): Roger Doyle (All Music Performance), Telephone Messages From 1987-1989

Album: Chalant - Memento Mori Psychonavigation PSY 052

Duration: 5:14


Title: The Answer

Composer: Turner, Pierce

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

Album: The Compilation

Duration: 5:03


Title: Prelude And Fugue In A Minor

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett

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

Duration: 2:10


Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow -- Not Available

Composer: Arlen, Harold

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: La Scala ECM ECM 1640 537 268-2

Duration: 6:02


Title: Once Upon A Summertime

Composer: Legrand/Barclay/Marnay/Mercer

Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocal), Frank Chastenier (Piano)

Album: Love Is What Stays ~~ E389207 Verve 060251714489

Duration: 5:33


Title: Credo --

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Trio Mediaeval

Album: A Worcester Ladymass -- ECM New Series 2166 ECM ECM New Series 2166

Duration: 5:14


Title: Quaresma

Composer: Braga / Medeiros

Performer(s): Cristina Braga (Vocal, Harp), Ricardo Medeiros (Bass), Marcos Zama (Percussion), Joca Moraes (Drums)

Album: Harpa Bossa Enja ENJ-9547-2

Duration: 3:39


Title: Favela

Composer: Tavares / Camargo

Performer(s): Ike Quebec (Tenor Saxophone)

Album: Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova Blue Note 50999-215999-2-7

Duration: 4:01


Title: Tango Espanol

Composer: Pujol, Emilio

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)

Album: Spanish Guitar Recital ~~ D361713 BMG 74321680162

Duration: 3:48


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


Title: Aba

Composer: Kornstad, Hakon

Performer(s): Hakon Kornstad (Reeds, Loops)

Album: Symphonies In My Head (Recordno: 278 602 7) Jazzland 278 602 7

Duration: 3:57


Title: Years Of Regret

Composer: Harper, Colin

Performer(s): Colin Harper

Album: Titanium Flag Colin Harper PROMO

Duration: 4:14


Title: Cloud Of Unknowing

Composer: Albarn, Damon

Performer(s): Feat Bobby Womack

Album: Plastic Beach Parlophone 5099962616621

Duration: 3:06


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: A Hudson Cycle

Composer: Muhly, Nico

Performer(s): Nico Muhly (Piano)

Album: Speaks Volumes ~~ PD Bedroom Community 5970004959

Duration: 3:20


Title: The Only Tune 111

Composer: Trad Arr Muhly/Amidon

Performer(s): Sam Amidon

Album: -- ~~ PD EC

Duration: 4:44


Title: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood

Composer: Farina / Traditional

Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal), Dave Swarbrick (Violin)

Album: The Music Weaver Universal / Island 530 725-9

Duration: 4:28



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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