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 Thursday 24 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

This week we feature recordings by the Talich Quartet. Join us for nightly string quartet (and sextet) recordings by an ensemble, currently led by Jan Talich Jnr, in its 50th year.

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: Promenades - St Flour

Composer: Hille, Sid

Performer(s): Kristina Kuusisto (Bandoneon), Mari Mantyla (Decacorde)

Album: Speira - Duo Dryades Alba Records ABCD 229

Duration: 3:32


Title: The Goldhearted Miner

Composer: Esbjorn/Berglund/Ostrom

Performer(s): Esbjorn Svenson (Piano), Dan Berglund (Bass), Magnus Ostrom (Drums/ Percussion)

Album: EST: Tuesday Wonderland ACT 9016-2

Duration: 4:51


Title: Quartet In G Minor (2nd Movement) Assez Vif Et Bien Rythme

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Le Quatuor Talich

Album: Claude Debussy/ Maurice Ravel Calliope CAL9893

Duration: 4:07


Title: Cantata 'Il Mio Core E Un Mar Di Pianti'

Composer: Carissimi, Giacomo

Performer(s): Agnes Mellon (Soprano), Rene Jacobs (Counter Tenor) Ageet Zweistra (Cello) Yvon Reperant (Clavecin) Konrad Junghanel (Theorbe), Concerto Vocale

Album: A History of Baroque Music - CD1 harmonia mundi HMX2958001

Duration: 5:03


Title: Amber Captive

Composer: Towner/Peacock

Performer(s): Ralph Towner (Guitar), Gary Peacock (Double Bass)

Album: A Closer View ~~ E204109 ECM 1602531623-2

Duration: 4:17


Title: As She Went Down To The River

Composer: Schwab, Claudia

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan (Vocals):

Album: Amber Sands Self Release N/A

Duration: 6:43


Title: I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face -- I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face

Composer: Alan Jay Lerner/Frederic Loewe

Performer(s): Paul Desmond (Alto Sax); Jim Hall (Guitar), Percy Heath (Bass); Connie Kay (Drums)

Album: Paul Desmond - Easy Living BMG France 74321313932

Duration: 4:19


Title: Aeroplane

Composer: Palmer / Ambrose

Performer(s): Stella Bass

Album: Too Darn Hot MCPS Ireland SB96

Duration: 5:27


Title: Ave Verum Corpus

Composer: Byrd, William

Performer(s): Choir Of St John's College Cambridge

Album: Ave Verum : Sacred Choral Favourites ~~ PD OB Brilliant 9148

Duration: 4:17


Title: Concerto For Violin, Strings And Continuo In E Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Julia Fischer - Bach Concertos Decca 4780650

Duration: 6:38


Title: Mary And The Soldier

Composer: N/a

Performer(s): Andy Irvine & Paul Brady

Album: Andy Irvine and Paul Brady Hmv HMV CD 001

Duration: 3:56


Title: Road

Composer: Drake, Nick

Performer(s): Joel Frederiksen (Bass, Lute), Ensemble Phoenix Munich

Album: Requiem for a Pink Moon Harmonia Mundi HMC 90211

Duration: 2:12


Title: Sliabh Gallion Braes --

Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth

Performer(s): Cathy Jordan, Roger Tallroth

Album: All the Way Home -- G2-10201 ~~ PD EC Blix Street G2-10201

Duration: 4:39


Title: Sonata In B Flat Major K. 112/L. 298/P. 94

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Evgeny Zarafiants (Piano)

Album: SCarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol. 6 - Evgeny Zarafiants HNH International 8.554793

Duration: 5:20


Title: S'Annunziata

Composer: Arca

Performer(s): Tenores Di Bitti

Album: S'amore 'e Mama Real World 724384188528

Duration: 5:17


Title: Dies Irae --

Composer: Giannelli, Jean-Michel

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: 5:15


Title: Amazing Grace --

Composer: Walker, William

Performer(s): Arnaud Thorette (Viola), Johan Farjot (Piano), Raphael Imbert (Saxophone)

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

Duration: 2:54


Title: Antartica

Composer: Coldrick, Pat

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)

Album: City Jam

Duration: 6:10


Title: My Lagan Love -- Not Available

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)

Album: Hounds of Love EMI 7243 5 25239 2 4

Duration: 2:30


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: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Kalliwoda, Johann

Performer(s): Talich Quartet

Album: Kalliwoda - The 3 String Quartets La Dolce Volta LDV260

Duration: 7:55


Title: Cold Winter

Composer: Mullarkey, Anna

Performer(s): My Fellow Sponges

Album: Something Like Light Citog Records Not Available

Duration: 4:24


Title: Running On Fumes

Composer: Anderson, Kenny & Hopkins, Jon

Performer(s): Kenny Anderson (Vocals, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitars And Samples), Lisa Lindley-Jones (Backing Vocals), Jon Hopkins (Piano, Harmonium, Electronics, Field Recordings & Perc)

Album: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine (Recordno: DS038CD) Domino Recording DS038CD

Duration: 6:36


Title: Crow Jane

Composer: James, Nehemiah (Skip)

Performer(s): Nehemiah (Skip) James (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues; The Soul of Man Columbia/ Legacy 512570 2

Duration: 2:59


Title: Watching Shadows

Composer: Surman / Krog

Performer(s): Karin Krog (Voice), John Surman (Saxophones / Clarinets), Terje Rypdal (Electric Guitar), Vigleik Storaas (Piano)

Album: Nordic Quartet ECM Records ECM 1553 527 120-2

Duration: 5:20


Title: Solitaire

Composer: McLoughlin, Dave

Performer(s): Dave Mcloughlin (Bouzouki), Ray Cohen (Fiddle/Guitar); Anna Houston (Cello); Bernard Tohill (Guitar)

Album: Above and Below The Tide Dave McLoughlin DMCL01

Duration: 5:51


Title: Genisis - Genisis Theme On Sitar

Composer: Shankar, Ravi

Performer(s): Ravi Shankar (Sitar)

Album: World Cinema Classics - Songs From Movies Around The World Nascente NSCD 106

Duration: 4:00


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: Kele Mandi

Composer: Traore

Performer(s): Rokia Traore (Vocal)

Album: Bowmboi ~~ R423908 Nonesuch 79852-2

Duration: 4:09


Title: Adieuz De L'Hotesse Arabe

Composer: Bizet, George

Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Violincello), Daria Hovora (Piano)

Album: Apres Un Reve - Mischa Maisky / Daria Hovora Deutsche Grammophon 457 657-2

Duration: 4:50


Title: Futile Devices

Composer: Stevens, Sufjan

Performer(s): Sufjan Stevens (Voice/Instruments)

Album: The Age of Adz (Recordno: AKR077) Asthmatic Kitty AKR077

Duration: 2:11



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Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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