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 30 July 2013

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

American composer Eric Whitacre is one of the most performed composers of his generation. Settings include Yeats and Kipling. His work is in the spotlight this week on Blue.

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: Syl-O-Gism

Performer(s): Williams, Mary Lou

Duration: 3:42


Title: Octet (3rd Movement) Lentement

Performer(s): Enescu, George

Duration: 3:45


Title: Monaco Madness

Performer(s): Power

Duration: 3:43


Title: Old Time Musicians

Performer(s): Diver, Gerry

Duration: 5:12


Title: Dick Turpin Polska

Performer(s): Busk, Nicolaj

Duration: 5:25


Title: String Quartet No.4 In E Minor (3rd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 7:04


Title: Track 09

Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric

Duration: 3:45


Title: Raggle Taggle Gypsy/Tabhair Dom Do Lamh

Performer(s): Trad Arr Planxty

Duration: 4:42


Title: Boloba

Performer(s): Kouyate, Lansine

Duration: 3:54


Title: Hore, Der Du Wagst

Performer(s): Fricke, Florian

Duration: 6:15


Title: Spirit Of The Place - Part 2

Performer(s): Fricke, Florian

Duration: 7:51


Title: Almost Blue

Performer(s): Costello, Elvis

Duration: 3:04


Title: Soldier In The Rain

Performer(s): Mancini/Bergman

Duration: 3:27


Title: When You Are Old

Performer(s): Yeats / Tobin

Duration: 4:31


Title: Rota

Performer(s): Montón, José Luis

Duration: 6:07


Title: Prayer Bell Sketch

Performer(s): Knussen, Oliver

Duration: 7:12


Title: Tromba Lontana

Performer(s): Adams, John

Duration: 4:34


Title: Solitude

Performer(s): Ellington/Mills

Duration: 5:59


Title: Waterfront

Composer: Sylvian

Performer(s): David Sylvian

Album: Secrets Of The Beehive Virgin CDVR2471

Duration: 3:19


Title: Since I'Ve Laid My Burden Down

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:00


Title: Quiet City

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 11:06


Title: The White Swan

Performer(s): Stevenson, Savourna

Duration: 6:38


Title: All Alright

Composer: Sigur Ros

Performer(s): Sigur Ros

Album: Med Sut I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust Emi 2287282

Duration: 6:16


Title: Welcome With Honour

Performer(s): Tveitt, Geirr

Duration: 4:27


Title: Nocturnal - Vi. Dreaming

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 2:13


Title: Five Hebrew Love Songs (Movement V) - Tenderness

Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric

Duration: 2:35


Title: I Get Along Without You Very Well

Performer(s): Carmichael, Hoagy

Duration: 5:11


Title: Gogol

Performer(s): Gonzales

Duration: 2:17



Contact the Show

Text '51554'

Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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