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 Monday 1 September 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

This week, we feature the more lyrical side of the late Charlie Haden's career: recordings made with Quartet West, Keith Jarrett, Hank Jones, Pat Metheny and Haden's own children.

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: Soundings - Movement I - Andante Non Troppo

Composer: Martin, Neil

Performer(s): Cliona Doris (Harp), John Finucane (Clarinet), John Lynch (Viola)

Album: A Pale Yellow Sky - Cliona Doris RTE Lyric fm CD115

Duration: 5:04


Title: Petit Quatuor Pour Saxophones (3rd Movement) Serenade Comique

Composer: Francaix, Jean

Performer(s): Adelphi Saxophone Quartet

Album: Simply Four Saxophones (Recordno: 724357252720) ~~ G402604 EMI Classics 724357252720

Duration: 2:02


Title: Je Te Veux

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Iain Ballamy (Saxophone); Stian Carstensen (Button Accord)

Album: The Little Radio feral Records ASFA105

Duration: 6:04


Title: Blasten Sopar Sommaren -- Not Available

Composer: Rasmussen/ Ulvsand

Performer(s): Kryss

Album: Danish Roots: Growing in the World Go Folk 2012-1&2

Duration: 3:35


Title: Eden

Composer: Danielsson, Lars

Performer(s): Lars Danielsson (Bass, Cello), Leszek Mozdzer (Piano), Zohar Fresco (Percussion)

Album: The Lars Danielssson Signature Edition (2-CD) ACT Music 6006-2

Duration: 6:42


Title: Diamanten Pa Marssnon

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Antonio Pappano (Piano)

Album: Barbara Bonney: Diamonds in the Snow - Nordic Songs Decca 466762-2

Duration: 2:19


Title: Paddy Canny's Toast

Composer: Lennon, Charlie

Performer(s): Dave Flynn (Guitar)

Album: Dave Flynn; Contemporary Irish Guitar Frisbee Records FRCD002

Duration: 3:32


Title: Wash

Composer: Vernon, Justin

Performer(s): Justin Vernon (Vocals, Guitars), Bon Iver

Album: Bon Iver: Bon Iver Jagjaguwar CAD3117CD

Duration: 4:58


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: Father

Composer: Condell, Sonny/ Kehoe, Paddy

Performer(s): Sonny Condell (All Instruments)

Album: PROMO SINGLE -- Private Recording Sonny Condell Private Recording

Duration: 4:14


Title: Fillingpolka

Composer: Ulvsand, Jens

Performer(s): Jens Ulvsand (Gtr, Bouzouki, Vcls), Nicolaj Buck (All Keys, Vcls), Kristine Heeball (Vln, Vcls)

Album: Trio Mio: Love & Cigars Go Danis Folk Music GOO111

Duration: 5:22


Title: String Quartet In E Minor (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Quatour Ebene

Album: Debussy / Faure / Ravel: String Quartets - Quatour Ebene Virgin Classics 5099951904524

Duration: 10:06


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: Long After The Music Is Gone

Composer: Mac Erlaine, Sean

Performer(s): Sean Macerlaine (Clarinets, Electronics)

Album: Long After the Music is Gone Ergodos er8

Duration: 3:53


Title: September Song

Composer: Not Availabe

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald

Album: The Intimate Ella Not Available

Duration: 3:43


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: Silence

Composer: Haden, Charlie

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Chet Baker (Trumpet), Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano), Billy Higgins (Drums)

Album: Silence - Charlie Haden (Recordno: 121172-2) Black Saint 121172-2

Duration: 8:44


Title: A Summer Afternoon

Composer: Sauter, Eddie

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

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

Duration: 6:03


Title: String Quartet No.1 - Largo Funebre

Composer: Egge, Klaus

Performer(s): Oslo String Quartet

Album: Norwegian 20th Century String Quartets Naxos 8.554384

Duration: 5:40


Title: This Woman's Work -- Not Available

Composer: Bush, Kate

Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocals, Keyboards), Albert Mcintosh, Jacob Thorn (Vocals)

Album: Director's Cut ~~ PD EL Fish People 5099902777221

Duration: 6:29


Title: Ailsa Craig

Composer: Mulvey, Nick

Performer(s): Nick Mulvey

Album: First Mind Fiction Records Mulvey006

Duration: 4:55


Title: Line

Composer: Portico Quartet

Performer(s): Nick Mulvey (Hang Drums, Perc), Jack Wyllie (Sax, Electronics), Milo Fitzpatrick (Double Bass), Duncan Bellamy (Drums, Piano, Marimba)

Album: Isla Real World Records CDRW01174

Duration: 7:29


Title: Si Dolce E 'L Tormento

Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio

Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Sporano), Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea

Album: Sogno Barocco Naive Records V 5286

Duration: 4:03


Title: Allegro -- Not Available

Composer: Abel, Carl Friedrich

Performer(s): Sarah Cunningham (Viola Da Gamba)

Album: Spirit of Gambo - Sarah Cunningham Seagull Records SGR-1

Duration: 3:19


Title: Behold A Wonder Here -- Not Available

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Michael Slattery (Tenor), La Nef

Album: Dowland in Dublin ~~ Commerical CD ATMA Classique ACD2 2650

Duration: 4:11


Title: Cucurrucucu Paloma

Composer: Winstone / Mendez

Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone), Glauco Venier (Piano)

Album: Dance Without Answer ECM Records ECM 2333 374 3047

Duration: 4:08


Title: Nostalghia

Composer: Couturier, Francois

Performer(s): Francois Couturier (Piano), Anja Lechner (Cello), Jean-Marc Larche (Soprano Sax), Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordion)

Album: Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky ECM Records ECM 1979 987 7379

Duration: 8:27


Title: Harvest

Composer: Young, Neil

Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar), The Stray Gators

Album: Harvest Reprise 7599-27239-2

Duration: 3:11



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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