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 26 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: Flim

Composer: R.D. James

Performer(s): The Bad Plus

Album: These Are the Vistas copyright control 510666 2

Duration: 4:05


Title: Fingerbib

Composer: James, Richard D (aka Aphex Twin)

Performer(s): Alarm Will Sound

Album: Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin (Recordno CA21028) Cantaloupe Records CA21028

Duration: 3:49


Title: On The Town Square

Composer: WYATT

Performer(s): Robert Wyatt

Album: Comicopera copyright control

Duration: 5:30


Title: Instrumental #1


Performer(s): Arthur Russell

Album: FIRST THOUGHT, BEST THOUGHT copyright control

Duration: 6:31


Title: Christmas In Hawthorne

Composer: ellis island sound

Performer(s): Ellis Island Sound

Album: That Fuzzy Feeling copyright control

Duration: 3:56


Title: Spark

Composer: Hauschka

Performer(s): Hauschka W/ Samuli Kosmimen

Album: Transcendentalism EP (Recordno LP13-19P) Fat Cat Records LP13-19P

Duration: 4:08


Title: You

Composer: bibio

Performer(s): Bibio

Album: Silver Wilkinson Warp Records

Duration: 3:00


Title: The Narcissist

Composer: dean blunt

Performer(s): Dean Blunt

Album: dean blunt HYPERDUB

Duration: 4:03


Title: Move Me

Composer: maria somerville

Performer(s): Maria Somerville

Duration: 3:14


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: Boy 1904

Composer: jonsi and alex

Performer(s): Jonsi And Alex

Duration: 4:00


Title: Dank Sie Dir Gott

Composer: ernst reijseger

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger

Album: requiem for a dyinng planet copyright control

Duration: 4:05


Title: The Front

Composer: conor walsh

Performer(s): Conor Walsh

Duration: 5:44


Title: Homesickness

Composer: emahoy tsegue maryam

Performer(s): Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam

Album: ethiopiques vol 1 copyright control

Duration: 5:45


Title: Peofoundly Blue

Composer: edmond hall

Performer(s): Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet

Album: the edmond hall celeste quartet copyright control

Duration: 4:23


Title: Reverie

Composer: debussy claude

Performer(s): Django Reinhardt (Guitar)

Album: debussy classics copyright control

Duration: 3:10


Title: Rainbirds

Composer: Waits

Performer(s): Tom Waits

Album: Swordfishtrombones Island DS006CD

Duration: 3:04


Title: See You Fall

Composer: TOM KRELL

Performer(s): How To Dress Well

Album: "What Is This Heart?" copyright control

Duration: 3:34


Title: Ephemeral

Composer: neil o' connor

Performer(s): Somadrone

Album: Depth of Field Skinny Wolves Records WOLF007

Duration: 4:20


Title: Score For Military Road

Composer: arrow shower

Performer(s): Arrow Shower

Album: five scores for military road heterodyne

Duration: 5:45


Title: Worker

Composer: martin eden

Performer(s): Martin Eden

Album: Worker / Mothernail (For Daren .1) - Single lefse uszma1200069

Duration: 5:25


Title: Cells And Bells

Composer: eno/hyde

Performer(s): Brian Eno And Karl Hyde

Album: High Life Warp Records

Duration: 7:41


Title: Call

Composer: Barwick, Julianna

Performer(s): Julianna Barwick

Album: Nepenthe Dead Oceans

Duration: 7:00


Title: Colour Of Spring

Composer: mark hollis

Performer(s): Mark Hollis

Album: mark hollis copyright control

Duration: 4:23


Title: Don't You Think I Do

Composer: James Blake

Performer(s): James Blake

Album: Klavierwerke EP copyright control

Duration: 5:00


Title: Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie

Composer: newsom

Performer(s): Joanna Newsom

Album: The Milk-Eyed Mender DRAG CITY

Duration: 4:02


Title: The Feast

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Katie Kim

Album: Cover And Flood Flaming June Not Available

Duration: 2:19


Title: Tsintekaro


Performer(s): Hamlet Gonashvili

Album: Hamlet Gonashvili ALULA

Duration: 5:25


Title: Tonight

Composer: djivan gasparyan

Performer(s): Djivan Gasparyan

Album: moon shines at night copyright control

Duration: 2:58


Title: Clouds

Composer: Caoimhin O' Raghallaigh

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh

Album: music for an elliptical orbit copyright control

Duration: 5:17


Title: Hastabo

Composer: OKLAND

Performer(s): Nils Okland (Hardanger Fiddle)

Album: Bris copyright control

Duration: 2:57


Title: Blue Shoes

Composer: Trad Arr Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Performer(s): Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Album: Colm Mac Con Iomaire: The Hare's Corner copyright control

Duration: 5:00


Title: Sally Gooden

Composer: adrian hart

Performer(s): Adrian Hart

Album: Cuisle DIATRIBE

Duration: 4:45


Title: A Una Rosa

Composer: ernst reijseger

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger

Album: requiem for a dying planet copyright control

Duration: 8:32


Title: Forest Veil

Composer: lisa gerrard

Performer(s): Lisa Gerrard And Peter Brook

Album: Duality copyright control

Duration: 2:33


Title: Mezeghi

Composer: huun-huur -tu

Performer(s): Huun-Huur-Tu

Album: the spirit in the past copyright control

Duration: 4:45


Title: Scolopendra

Composer: g yoon and r bunka

Performer(s): G Yoon And R Bunka

Album: the spirit in past copyright control

Duration: 4:34


Title: Guy Fawkes Signature

Composer: James Yorkston

Performer(s): James Yorkston

Album: The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society Domino Records

Duration: 4:45


Title: Cancion Mixteca

Composer: COODER

Performer(s): Ry Cooder

Album: Paris, Texas OST N/A

Duration: 4:15


Title: Daniel Fern

Composer: express rising

Performer(s): Express Rising

Album: Express Rising copyright control

Duration: 7:33


Title: Lonely Town

Composer: L Bernstein

Performer(s): Feddie Hubbard

Album: first light Sony Jazz

Duration: 6:59



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Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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