Arena Monday 22 May 2017

coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge

 

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"Married Quarters" by Shane Connaughton

"Married Quarters" by Shane Connaughton

Shane Connaughton talks about his current novel "Married Quarters", set in a garda barracks in a remote border village in 1950's Ireland (published by Penguin Ireland)

"The Morning After The Life Before" by Ann Blake and Gúna Nua Theatre

"The Morning After The Life Before" by Ann Blake and Gúna Nua Theatre

Ann Blake explains how the outcome of the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015 inspired her one-woman show "The Morning After The Life Before" from Gúna Nua Theatre Company

Further information:   www.limetreetheatre.ie/shows/belltable/

Maria Kelly in session

Maria Kelly in session

Mayo singer/songwriter Maria Kelly chats about her debut EP "The Things I Should"

Official website:  www.mariakellymusic.com/

Loves:   "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Loves: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Choreographer Philip Connaughton explains why he Loves the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Review:    "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge

Review: "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge

Darryl Jones reviews "The Hopkins Conundrum", the debut novel by Simon Edge, a comedy in three parts that links the life and poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, a maritime disaster of 1875 and a fabricated conspiracy to attract visitors to a local pub (published by Lightning Books)

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In Cold Blood (Radio Edit)

In Cold Blood (Radio Edit)

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