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 28 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

Leonard Bernstein was rated as "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history". This week he's under the Blue spotlight.

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: The Last Word Of Copernicus

Composer: sacred harp singers

Performer(s): Sacred Harp Singers

Album: sacred harp singers copyright control

Duration: 1:51


Title: Grenada:Shango

Composer: norris welsh

Performer(s): Norris Welsh

Album: alan lomax collection copyright control

Duration: 1:15


Title: Sorry You're Sick

Composer: watch your step

Performer(s): Ted Hawkins

Album: Watch Your Step copyright control

Duration: 2:23


Title: Ripped Apart By Metal Explosions

Composer: galt macdermott

Performer(s): Galt Macdermott

Album: the collection copyright control

Duration: 3:30


Title: Po' Lazarus

Composer: bright light quartet

Performer(s): Bright Light Quartet

Album: The Alan Lomax Collection: Southern Journey, Vol. 1 - Voices from the American South copyright control

Duration: 2:34


Title: Slabo Day

Composer: peter green

Performer(s): Peter Green

Album: In the Skies copyright control

Duration: 5:09


Title: Witness For My Lord

Composer: silver leaf quartet

Performer(s): Silver Leaf Quartet

Album: alan lomax collcetion copyright control

Duration: 2:05


Title: Nobody's Business

Composer: Hurt, John 'Mississipi'

Performer(s): Mississippi John Hurt (Vocals/ Guitar)

Album: best of copyright control

Duration: 3:03


Title: Chilly Winds

Composer: wade ward

Performer(s): Wade Ward

Album: Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways copyright control

Duration: 2:03


Title: Wo Bist Du..?

Composer: popol vuh

Performer(s): Popul Vuh

Album: popul vuh copyright control

Duration: 5:43


Title: Sarajevo

Composer: Max Richter

Performer(s): Max Richter (Piano)

Album: Memoryhouse FatCat Records

Duration: 4:30


Title: Heklia I

Composer: linda buckley

Performer(s): Linda Buckley

Duration: 5:45


Title: An Ending, A Beginning

Composer: Trad Arr O Halloran/enright/dempsey/byrne/kiley/lunny/o Flynn/shannon/shannon

Performer(s): Dustin O Halloran

Duration: 2:23


Title: Polegnala E Todora

Composer: le mystere des voix bulgares

Performer(s): Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares

Album: le mystere des voix bulgares copyright control

Duration: 3:34


Title: Journey

Composer: the bulgarian voices angelite

Performer(s): The Bulgarian Voices Angelite

Album: LEGEND copyright control

Duration: 5:01


Title: Idumea

Composer: sacred harp singers

Performer(s): Sacred Harp Singers

Album: Cold Mountain (Music from the Motion Picture) copyright control

Duration: 3:18


Title: Travelling Tatars

Composer: sergey starsosin

Performer(s): Sergey Starsosin

Album: vocal music from earth copyright control

Duration: 3:48


Title: Babys

Composer: justin vernon

Performer(s): Bon Iver

Album: Blood Bank - EP 4ad

Duration: 4:12


Title: Electric Counterpoint - Ii

Composer: REICH

Performer(s): Steve Reich

Album: different trains, electric counterpoint copyright control

Duration: 3:22


Title: Flugufrelsarinn (Kronos Version)

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet, Kronos Quartet

Album: Plays Sigur Rós - Single Nonesuch B001BNG7R0

Duration: 8:26


Title: Emerald And Lime

Composer: eno

Performer(s): Brian Eno

Album: Small Craft On a Milk Sea (Bonus Track Version) copyright control

Duration: 3:02


Title: Apreludes In C Sharp Major)

Composer: stars of the lid

Performer(s): Stars Of The Lid

Album: And Their Refinement of the Decline copyright control

Duration: 3:45


Title: Libera Me, Domine

Composer: reijseger

Performer(s): Ernst Reijseger

Album: Colla Voche copyright control

Duration: 6:20


Title: Who The Waves Are Rolling For

Composer: colin stetson

Performer(s): Colin Stetson

Album: New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light copyright control

Duration: 4:33


Title: Put Your Back Into It

Composer: perfume genius

Performer(s): Perfume Genius

Album: put your back into it 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: The Only One

Composer: Muhly, Nico

Performer(s): Nico Muhly (Piano)

Album: Speaks Volumes ~~ PD Bedroom Community

Duration: 3:20


Title: Main Title Theme

Composer: Bob Dylan

Performer(s): Bob Dylan

Album: pat garrett and billy the kid copyright control

Duration: 6:02


Title: Ursa Major Find

Composer: colleeen

Performer(s): Colleen

Album: The Weighing of the Heart cecile schott gbpxz1300002

Duration: 4:42


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: Once More Around The Lion Legs

Composer: dm stith

Performer(s): Dm Stith

Album: dm stith Turnstile TS005

Duration: 4:43


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: 8:31


Title: Scars

Composer: reid

Performer(s): Reid

Album: fractures ep copyright control

Duration: 4:30


Title: Lights On

Composer: FKA TWIGS

Performer(s): Fka Twigs

Album: LP1 copyright control

Duration: 4:21


Title: Cull Streak


Performer(s): Lackluster

Album: Container copyright control

Duration: 5:22


Title: Goda Tungl

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Samaris

Album: Nova Tunes 2.9 One Little Indian Records Not Available

Duration: 4:06


Title: Derrren

Composer: old apparatus

Performer(s): Old Apparatus

Album: derren copyright control

Duration: 6:24


Title: Daniel Fern

Composer: express rising

Performer(s): Express Rising

Album: Express Rising copyright control

Duration: 8:03


Title: Tonight

Composer: L Berstein

Performer(s): Bill Evans

Duration: 5:25


Title: Clouds

Composer: Caoimhin O' Raghallaigh

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh

Album: music for an elliptical orbit copyright control

Duration: 5:03



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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