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 Tuesday 15 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

Julian Bream fell in love with the guitar aged nine on hearing Django Reinhardt; he's 81 this week - we honour him on Blue with selections from his varied catalogue.

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: Gloria --

Composer: Coulais, Bruno

Performer(s): Paolo Fresu (Trumpet), Daniele Di Bonaventura (Bandoneon), A Filetta

Album: Mistico Mediterraneo (Recordno: ECM 2203 274 5621) ECM Records ECM 2203 274 5621

Duration: 4:24


Title: Angels

Composer: Croft/Sim/Smith (The xx)

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Voice); Sean Macerlaine (Reeds); Kate Ellis (Cello), Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (Voice /Guitar), Ergodos Musicians

Album: Songs Ergodos Ergodos ER13

Duration: 3:35


Title: Lullaby From The Westcoast Sleepers

Composer: Richter, Max

Performer(s): Max Richter (Piano), Louisa Fuller (Violin), John Metcalfe (Viola), Ian Burdge (Cello), Chris Worsey, Preston Reed (Guitar)

Album: 24 Postcards in Full Colour - Max Richter FatCat Records CD1307

Duration: 2:02


Title: Violin Concerto In C Major (2nd Movement) - Adagio

Composer: Lolli, Antonio

Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin), Venice Baroque Orchestra

Album: Concerto Italiano - Carmignola / Venice Baroque Orchestra / Marcon Archiv Produktion 4776606

Duration: 5:31


Title: Ricercare A 6 (The Musical Offering)

Complete Work Name: Ricercare A 6 Bwv 1079

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: 6:43


Title: Alas De Plata

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Silvia Iriondo (Vocal), Quique Sinesi (Piccolo Guitar); Maria Grisiglione (Vocal); Mario Silva (Birds)

Album: Tierra Que Anda (Recordno: Carmo/16 9869142) Carmo Carmo/16 9869142

Duration: 4:26


Title: Ruby Tuesday -- Not Available

Composer: Jagger/Richards

Performer(s): Dick Gaughan (Guitar & Vocals), Mary Macmaster (Clarsach)

Album: Sail On Greentrax CDTRAX109

Duration: 4:31


Title: Love For Sale -- Not Available

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal), Joe Pass (Guitar)

Album: Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass "Easy Living" OJC 0888072328419

Duration: 4:43


Title: Sentimental Lady

Composer: Ellington, Duke

Performer(s): Johnny Hodges (Alto Saxophone), Duke Ellington Orchestra

Album: Blues In Orbit Columbia / Legacy 512915 2

Duration: 4:02


Title: Little Fly

Composer: Blake/ Spalding

Performer(s): Esperenza Spalding (Bass/ Vocal), Entcho Todorov (Vln), Lois Martin (Vla), Dave Eggar (Cello), Leo Genovese (Piano, Rhodes, Melodica), Terri Lyne Carrington (Drums), Quintino Cinalli (Perc)

Album: Chamber Music Society Heads Up International HUI-31810-02

Duration: 3:33


Title: He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead From That The Night Come

Composer: Dennehy, Donncha/Yeats, W.B.

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), The Crash Ensemble

Album: Grá agus Bás Nonesuch Records 7559 79772 7

Duration: 4:06


Title: Danza Espanola No.4

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)

Album: Spanish Guitar Recital ~~ D361709 RCA 74321680162

Duration: 6:35


Title: Oscarine

Composer: Segal, Vincent

Performer(s): Vincent Segal (Cello), Ballake Sissoko (Kora)

Album: Chamber Music (Recordno: NOF 532) ~~ PD RB No Format NOF 532

Duration: 5:41


Title: The False Bride

Composer: Trad arr Collins

Performer(s): Shirley Collins (Vocals, Banjo)

Album: The Classic Collection

Duration: 4:15


Title: Piano Sonata In A (2nd Movement) Menuetto - Trio

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)

Album: Mozart (Recordno: 429739-2) ~~ D100607 Deutsche Grammophon 429739-2

Duration: 5:46


Title: Dove Sei (Art Thou Troubled)

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Andreas Scholl (Alto/Countertenor), Accademia Bizantina

Album: Arias For Senesino Decca 4756569

Duration: 5:01


Title: As Ssafar

Composer: Samawatie

Performer(s): Cymin Samawatie (Vocals), Benedikt Jahnel (Piano), Ralf Schwarz (Bass), Ketan Bhatti (Drums)

Album: Cyminology: As Ney ECM 2084 1780149

Duration: 2:59


Title: Misa Criolla - Kyrie

Composer: Ramirez, Ariel

Performer(s): Jose Carreras, Jose Luis Ocejo, Coral Salve De Laredo / Sociedad Coral De Bilbao

Album: The No.1 Classical Album PolyGram Classics an Jazz 4561952

Duration: 3:48


Title: Sibuni Ya Nass

Composer: Fakhri, Sabah

Performer(s): Tarab, Kate Ellis (Cello); Robbie Harris (Bodhran, Percussion), Emer Mayock (Flutes,Whistles,Pipes); Nick Roth (Sax, Furulya,Davul); Francesco Turrisi(Accordion,Percussion)

Album: Tarab IMC TAQCD001

Duration: 4:35


Title: La Chambre

Composer: Brahem, Anour

Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Francois Couturier (Piano); Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordian)

Album: Le Voyage de Sahar (Recordno: ECM 1915 987 4651) ECM ECM 1915 987 4651

Duration: 5:01


Title: Perperouna

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Savina Yannatou (Voice), Primavera En Salonico

Album: Songs of an Other (Recordno: ECM2057) ECM ECM2057

Duration: 5:14


Title: Both Sides Now

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell

Album: Both Sides Now Reprise Not Available

Duration: 5:58


Title: Heartbeats

Composer: Karin Dreijer Andersson/Olof Dreijer

Performer(s): Jose Gonzalez (Vocal / Guitar)

Album: Heartbeats Peacefrog PROMO

Duration: 2:43


Title: The Voice Of Silence (Prologue)

Composer: Mikkelborg, Palle

Performer(s): Helen Davies (Harp), Nicolai Shultz (Flute), The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra

Album: The Voice Of Silence - Palle Mikkelborg Stunt Records STUCD01042

Duration: 10:08


Title: Study No.2 In D Flat Major

Composer: Godowsky, Leopold

Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)

Album: Godowsky : 22 Chopin Studies Ivan Ilic Paraty 311205

Duration: 3:14


Title: Pastorales: Six Pieces For Cello And Piano (3rd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Martinu, Bohuslav

Performer(s): Christian Benda (Cello), Sebastien Benda (Piano)

Album: Martinu - Works For Cello And Piano, Volume 2 Naxos 8.554503

Duration: 6:49


Title: The Book Of Love

Composer: Merritt, Stephen

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel (Vocal)

Album: Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back (Recordno: 797520) ~~ PD MW Virgin 797520

Duration: 3:44


Title: Stay

Composer: Wallumrod, Christian

Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocal, Piano, Guitar)

Album: Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos (Recordno: RCD2066) Rune Grammofon RCD2066

Duration: 4:59


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Op.102

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Dmitri Alexeev (Piano), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Relax More (Recordno: Cfmcd32) ~~ G365808 Classic FM Cfmcd32

Duration: 6:08


Title: What Would I Ever Do With A Rose?

Composer: Wainwright, Rufus

Performer(s): Rufus Wainwright (Vocals & Piano)

Album: All Days Are Nights:songs For Lulu Decca 2735558

Duration: 4:23


Title: Burma Shave

Composer: Waits, Tom

Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocals)

Album: Tom Waits - Asylum Years (Recordno: 7559-60494-2) Asylum Records 7559-60494-2

Duration: 6:33



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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