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 6 August 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

The award-winning Sofia Vokalensemble recorded an album of Nordic a capella choral music earlier this year. Hear selections from "Forvarskvall" each night this week on Blue.

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: Four Dances (1st Movement) Dance 1

Composer: Cage, John

Performer(s): Giancarlo Simonacci (Piano), Ars Ludi (Percussion Ensemble)

Album: John Cage: Complete Works for Piano and Voice and Piano and Violin Brilliant Classics 8850

Duration: 4:24


Title: Nocturne -- Nocturne

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), André Previn (Piano)

Album: American Scenes ~~ G398404 Deutsche Grammophon 4534702

Duration: 6:04


Title: The Moon And I

Composer: Legrand, Michel

Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Soprano), Michel Legrand (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 456654-2) Philips 456654-2

Duration: 3:38


Title: In Winter Light (Ist Movement)

Composer: Buckley, John

Performer(s): William Dowdall (Flute); John Feeley (Guitar)

Album: Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol 9 Contemporary Music Centre CMCCD09

Duration: 7:35


Title: Estate

Composer: Martino / Brighetti

Performer(s): Stella Bass

Album: Too Darn Hot MCPS Ireland SB96

Duration: 4:39


Title: Questa Mattina

Composer: Trad arr Mauro Durante

Performer(s): Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Album: Pizzica indiavolata

Duration: 3:44


Title: Five Bagetelles - Movement Ii - Lento

Composer: Walton, William

Performer(s): Graham Anthony Devine (Guitar)

Album: British Guitar Music - Graham Anthony Devine Naxos 8.557040

Duration: 3:26


Title: Her

Composer: Sauter, Eddie

Performer(s): Stan Getz (Tenor Sax), Beau Arts String Quartet

Album: Focus (Recordno: 521 419-2) ~~ PD EL Verve 521 419-2

Duration: 6:13


Title: Speak Low -- Speak Low

Composer: Weill, Kurt/Nash, Ogden

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)

Album: Summertime (Recordno: 9831113) UCJ 9831113

Duration: 4:24


Title: Street Scene - What Good Would The Moon Be

Composer: Weill, Kurt

Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals), Langston Hughes (Lyrics), Palast Orchester

Album: Charming Weill - Dance Band Arrangements BMG Classics 09026635132

Duration: 4:32


Title: Speak Low -- From "One Touch Of Venus"

Composer: Nash / Weill

Performer(s): Kurt Weill (Vocal, Piano), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Fred Hersch (Piano)

Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046) Sony Classical SK 63046

Duration: 5:30


Title: Concerto For Cello And Strings - Ii: Andante

Complete Work Name: Concerto For Cell And Strings In A Minor

Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Performer(s): Emmanuel Balssa (Cello), Il Gardellino

Album: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Concertos For Various Instruments Accent ACC 24285

Duration: 7:42


Title: She's Leaving Home

Composer: Lennon

Performer(s): The Beatles

Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band EMI 0946 3 82439 38

Duration: 3:35


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: 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: Prelude From Partita No.3

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)

Album: Catrin Finch The Harpist ~~ D403101 Sony Sk93103

Duration: 4:02


Title: Bamba

Composer: Finch, Catrin/Keita, Seckou

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp); Seckou Keita (Kora)

Album: Clychau Dibon

Duration: 8:42


Title: Down By The Sally Gardens -- Down By The Sally Gardens

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)

Album: The English Songbook (Recordno: 724355683021) ~~ L818018 Emi Classics 724355683021

Duration: 2:33


Title: Sveirge

Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm

Performer(s): Sofia Vokalensemble

Album: Forvarskvall - One Early Spring Evening Convivium Records CR017

Duration: 2:46


Title: I Didn't Understand

Composer: Smith, Elliott

Performer(s): Christopher O Riley (Piano)

Album: Home to Oblivion - An Elliott Smith Tribute - Christopher O Riley (Recordno: 468056) World Village 468056

Duration: 2:49


Title: Alfonsina Y El Mar --

Composer: Ramirez, Ariel

Performer(s): Ane Brun

Album: Songs 2003-2013 Balloon Ranger Recordings DEMPRCD13

Duration: 4:22


Title: Pensiero

Composer: Bridge, Frank

Performer(s): Dame Avril Piston (Viola), Shamonia Harpa (Piano)

Album: Heartache An Anthology of English Viola Music Guild GMCD7275

Duration: 4:23


Title: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge - Ii: Adagio

Complete Work Name: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge, Op.10

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Roger Best (Viola), English String Orchestra

Album: A Portrait Of Britten (3-CD) (Recordno: NI 1751) Nimbus Records NI 1751

Duration: 2:28


Title: So Long Frank Lloyd Wright

Composer: P Simon

Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel

Album: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Columbia 5134702

Duration: 3:39


Title: Beat The Retreat (Arr Benedict Scchlepper-Connolly)

Composer: Thompson Richard

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: 5:10


Title: Roy's Hands

Composer: Furey, Finbar

Performer(s): John Mcsherry & Francis Mcilduff (Uilleann Pipes), Donal O'Connor (Keys)

Album: At First Light: Idir At First Light AFLCD201 101

Duration: 4:11


Title: Aird Ui Chuain

Composer: Trad/O'Connor, McSherry, McIlduff

Performer(s): John Mcsherry (Pipes, Whistles), Donal O'Connor (Fiddle, Keys), Franicis Mcilduff (Bodhran, Pipes), At First Light

Album: At First Light-IDIR At First Light AFLCD 201101

Duration: 4:25


Title: Michelle

Composer: Woods, Chris

Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)

Album: Stories for Solo Guitar Chris Woods Groove Chris Woods Groove Download

Duration: 4:41


Title: Go Easy

Composer: Martyn, John

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Bless the Weather Island IMCD 135 848 972-2

Duration: 4:15


Title: Gymnopedie No.1 / Variation No.1

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Vincent Charbonnier (Bass), André Arpino (Drums)

Album: Beyond Bach, Other Composers I Adore Telarc TEL-35342-02

Duration: 4:33


Title: In The Wee Small Of The Morning

Composer: Mann, David

Performer(s): Enrico Zanisi Trio, Enrico Zanisi (Piano); Joe Rehmer (Bass); Alessandro Paternesi (Drums)

Album: Life Variations Cam Jazz CAMJ 3313-2

Duration: 4:52


Title: Danse Orientale In A Major - Andante Cantabile

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Rustem Hayroudinoff (Piano), Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)

Album: Rachmaninoff Edition (Boxed Set) (Recordno: 9013 / 19) Brilliant Classics 9013 / 19

Duration: 6:27



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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