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 Tuesday 19 August 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

Guest presenter Dónal Dineen sits in for Carl all this week, with his own particular brand of late-night listening.

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: Kovin Lentaen

Composer: kuusumum profeeta

Performer(s): Kuusumum Profeeta

Duration: 7:50


Title: This Is Not A Clarnet

Composer: evan ziporyn

Performer(s): Evan Ziporyn (Clarinet)

Album: thum nyatiti copyright control

Duration: 4:00


Title: Sunrise For Sophie

Composer: 3EPKANO

Performer(s): 3epkano

Album: Hans the Reluctant Wolf Juggler

Duration: 3:52


Title: The Mouthchew

Composer: stars of the lid

Performer(s): Stars Of The Lid

Album: And Their Refinement of the Decline null

Duration: 2:00


Title: A Symphony Pathetique

Composer: a winged victory for the sullen

Performer(s): A Winged Victory For Sulllen

Duration: 5:11


Title: Forest Veil

Composer: lisa gerrard

Performer(s): Lisa Gerrard And Peter Brook

Album: Duality copyright control

Duration: 2:32


Title: Lonely Bird

Composer: the bulgarian voices angelite

Performer(s): The Bulgarian Voices Angelite

Album: Legend (with Huun-Huur-Tu & the Moscow Art Trio) copyright control

Duration: 6:11


Title: Some Old Salty

Composer: lal waterson

Performer(s): Lal Waterson And Oliver Knight

Album: a bed of roses copyright control

Duration: 2:48


Title: Circlesong

Composer: bobbby mcferrin

Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin (Vocals)

Album: circlesongs copyright control

Duration: 6:45


Title: Ci C'Est Comme Ca

Composer: issa sow

Performer(s): Issa Sow

Album: issa sow copyright control

Duration: 7:23


Title: L'Aube

Composer: BRAHEM

Performer(s): Anouar Brahem

Album: le voyage de sahara ECM

Duration: 5:48


Title: Mory

Composer: yoro kery goro

Performer(s): Yoro Kery Goro

Album: the king of senegal copyright control

Duration: 7:50


Title: Werente Serigne

Composer: orchetra baobab

Performer(s): Orchestra Baobab

Album: Pirates Choice copyright control

Duration: 8:45


Title: Kyrie; Missa Luba

Composer: arr Guido Haazen

Performer(s): Les Troubadours De Roi Baudoinn

Album: missa luba Phillips

Duration: 2:45


Title: Song To The Seals

Composer: john mccormack

Performer(s): John Mccormack

Album: The Great John Mccormack copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: Les Chansons De Bilitis - I. Chant Pastoral

Composer: debussy claude

Performer(s): Ensemble Wien-Berlin

Album: chansons be bilitis Deustche Grammophon

Duration: 2:11


Title: Summa For Strings

Composer: arco part

Performer(s): I Flamminghi And Rudolf Werthern

Album: Arvo Part: Fratres copyright control

Duration: 4:34


Title: Sergey's Ballad

Composer: sergey starsosin

Performer(s): Sergey Starstosin

Album: Journey copyright control

Duration: 5:45


Title: Sanctus

Composer: ernst reijseger

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger

Album: requiem for a dying planet copyright control

Duration: 6:56


Title: Satrpialo

Composer: hamlet gonashvilli

Performer(s): Hamlet Gonashvili

Album: Hamlet Gonashvili copyright control

Duration: 5:08


Title: Scolopendra

Composer: g yoon and r bunka

Performer(s): G Yoon And R Bunka

Album: the spirit in past copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: I Think I Knew

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Cate Le Bon

Album: Mug Museum Turnstile TS005

Duration: 4:43


Title: Put Your Back Into It

Composer: perfume genius

Performer(s): Perfume Genius

Album: put your back into it copyright control

Duration: 4:34


Title: If I Were Queen

Composer: my brightest diamond

Performer(s): My Brightest Diamond

Album: A Thousand Shark's Teeth (Bonus Track Version) copyright control

Duration: 8:12


Title: Words Are Dead

Composer: Agnes Obel

Performer(s): Agnes Obel

Album: Aventine Play It Again Sam PIASR 615CDX

Duration: 3:46


Title: Heavy Lighting

Composer: katie kim

Performer(s): Katie Kim

Album: Cover & Flood N/a PROMO

Duration: 3:47


Title: Can't Reach The Pedals


Performer(s): Emakousma

Album: Island

Duration: 3:12


Title: 5/4

Composer: clogs

Performer(s): Clogs

Album: Lantern copyright control

Duration: 2:46


Title: Early Days Of Channel Furher

Composer: the fall

Performer(s): The Fall

Album: fall heads roll copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: England Has My Man

Composer: Lisa O Neill

Performer(s): Lisa O Neill

Album: same cloth or not Lisa O Neill LONCD 002

Duration: 3:08


Title: Move Me

Composer: maria somerville

Performer(s): Maria Somerville

Duration: 3:54


Title: Softly We Go

Composer: evenings

Performer(s): Evenings

Album: Yore copyright control

Duration: 7:45


Title: Friend, You Will Never Learn

Composer: forest swords

Performer(s): Forest Swords

Album: engravings copyright control

Duration: 8:45


Title: For

Composer: Frahm, Nils

Performer(s): Nils Frahm

Album: Juno - Single copyright control

Duration: 5:56


Title: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: Main Theme

Composer: jon brion

Performer(s): Jon Brion

Album: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind null

Duration: 2:39


Title: Pelagonnens Dod

Composer: This is How We Fly

Performer(s): This Is How We Fly

Album: This Is How We Fly copyright control

Duration: 4:01


Title: Aisling Gheal

Composer: Trad. Irish. A setting by Donncha Dennehy

Performer(s): Kate Ellis

Album: Jump Diatribe Records 7006 1531 2412

Duration: 5:37



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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