The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

Nightly, 10pm - 1am Text '51554'

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 25 August 2014

This week on Blue Tunes...

Amsterdam born, Swiss based violinist Gwendolyn Masin first came to the attention of the Irish public with a performance on the Late Late Show when she was eleven in 1988.  Today she enjoys a busy international career as a performer and a teacher, she has continued her connections with Ireland through regular appearances and a dedication to Irish contemporary composers such as John Buckley, Eric Sweeney and Raymond Deane. Her latest CD "Origin" is a tour de force of string ensemble performances - most of which were arranged by Raymond Deane. Dances by De Falla, Bartok and others pay tribute to her multicultural background. Hear it all week on Blue.


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: Xica Da Silva

Composer: miriam makeba

Performer(s): Miriam Makeba

Album: The Unforgettable copyright control

Duration: 4:34


Title: Mamshanaya

Composer: batsumi

Performer(s): Batsumi

Album: batsumi copyright control

Duration: 4:23


Title: Fazer Bem

Composer: soul of angola

Performer(s): Soul Of Angola

Album: Soul of Angola copyright control

Duration: 4:45


Title: Masanga

Composer: Jean 'Bosco' Mwenda

Performer(s): Mwenda Jean Bosco

Album: swahilli music copyright control

Duration: 3:01


Title: Baltimore


Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: Baltimore EPIC 460730 1

Duration: 4:29


Title: Walking With Jesus

Composer: otis g johnson

Performer(s): Otis G Johnson

Album: Good God! Apocryphal Hymns copyright control

Duration: 6:42


Title: Get Involved

Composer: jonah thompson

Performer(s): Jonah Thompson

Album: Good God! Apocryphal Hymns ARFOLK

Duration: 4:56


Title: Can't Run Run This Race Alone

Composer: flying eagles group

Performer(s): Flying Eagles Group

Album: apochryphal hymns copyright control

Duration: 3:21


Title: My World

Composer: lee fields

Performer(s): Lee Fields

Album: My World copyright control

Duration: 3:34


Title: Come Holy Spirit

Composer: god's band

Performer(s): God's Band

Album: Good God! Apocryphal Hymns copyright control

Duration: 4:34


Title: Beautiful Baby

Composer: william onyeabor

Performer(s): William Onyeabor

Album: best of.. copyright control

Duration: 4:12


Title: Massanga

Composer: Jean 'Bosco' Mwenda

Performer(s): Mwenda Jean Bosco

Album: mwenda copyright control

Duration: 3:01


Title: Moto Ya Motema

Composer: kalo kawongolo

Performer(s): Kalo Kawangolo

Album: lee perry presents.. copyright control

Duration: 6:45


Title: Fazer Bem

Composer: soul of angola

Performer(s): Soul Of Angola

Album: Soul of Angola copyright control

Duration: 3:22


Title: Heywété 02.57

Composer: kidane

Performer(s): Tesfa Maryam Kidané

Album: ethiopiques copyright control

Duration: 5:45


Title: Yolonda

Composer: ambrose campbell

Performer(s): Ambrose Campbell

Album: london is the place for me copyright control

Duration: 4:11


Title: O Deus Que Devesta

Composer: amabis

Performer(s): Amabis

Album: memorias luso copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: Lux

Composer: eno

Performer(s): Brian Eno And Grizzly Bear

Duration: 7:21


Title: Electric Counterpoint - Ii

Composer: REICH

Performer(s): Steve Reich

Album: different trains, electric counterpoint copyright control

Duration: 3:22


Title: Clouds

Composer: Caoimhin O' Raghallaigh

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh

Album: music for an elliptical orbit copyright control

Duration: 6:34


Title: The Front

Composer: conor walsh

Performer(s): Conor Walsh

Duration: 5:44


Title: Bris

Composer: nils okland

Performer(s): Nils Okland (Hardanger Fiddle)

Album: Bris copyright control

Duration: 4:58


Title: Somos Tres

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Budd, Garcia, Lentz

Album: music for three pianos N/A

Duration: 2:48


Title: Requiem For The Static King Part One

Composer: O'HALLORAN

Performer(s): A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Album: free xmas remix ERASED TAPES

Duration: 2:45


Title: Deep Blue Day

Composer: ENO

Performer(s): Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois And Roger Eno

Album: Apollo - Atmospheres And Soundtracks copyright control

Duration: 4:23


Title: Shipping Song

Composer: Knapp, Lisa

Performer(s): Lisa Knapp (Vocal)

Album: Made in England: Tradition with a twist Songlines/Arts Council England

Duration: 4:48


Title: Parliament Square

Composer: stina nordenstam

Performer(s): Stina Nordenstam

Album: The World Is Saved copyright control

Duration: 4:35


Title: Acrobat

Composer: Olsen

Performer(s): Angel Olsen

Album: Half Way Home copyright control

Duration: 3:38


Title: A 3

Composer: JAN BANG

Performer(s): Jan Bang

Album: AND POPPIES copyright control

Duration: 5:00


Title: Fake Your Death

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Katie Kim

Album: Cover & Flood Flaming June Not Available

Duration: 2:12


Title: Odi Et Amo - Bis

Composer: Johannsson

Performer(s): Johann Johannsson (B3 Organ)

Album: ENGLABORN copyright control

Duration: 3:23


Title: Western Tears

Composer: WALTER

Performer(s): Justin Walter

Album: Lullabies and Nightmares copyright control

Duration: 5:23


Title: The Only

Composer: Conor Walsh

Performer(s): Conor Walsh

Duration: 5:04


Title: Biped 4

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Gavin Bryars

Album: Gavin Bryars A Portrait Decca

Duration: 4:04


Title: Maria

Composer: S Sondheim/l Bernstein

Performer(s): Branford Marsalis

Album: the sleeep anthology copyright control

Duration: 6:09


Title: Dreamland

Composer: Sigurdsson, Valgeir

Performer(s): Valgeir Sigurosson (All Instruments)

Album: Architecture of Loss Bedroom Community

Duration: 2:08


Title: Lonesome Road

Composer: This is How We Fly

Performer(s): This Is How We Fly

Album: This Is How We Fly copyright control

Duration: 4:00


Title: Elena

Composer: ernst reijseger

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger

Album: down deep null

Duration: 6:24



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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