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Friday 28th August

Celebrating the music of Van Morrison

A special programme celebrating the music of Van Morrison, to mark his 70th birthday. Guests include poet Paul Muldoon, Morrison biographer Johnny Ronan, colleague and friend Siobhan MacGowan and Dr ...

Friday 21st August

Nighthawks Arts Collective

Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio with the bands Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies, Tomorrows and Gangs, poets Paul Timoney, Paul Curran and Angela T Carr and singer/ songwriters ...

Thursday 13th August

Essay: 'Display Show' at the Temple Bar Gallery

Sara Baume with an essay reacting to ‘Display Show’, the current exhibition at the Temple Bar Gallery (who commissioned her to write a response to each exhibition in their 2015/2016 ...

Wednesday 12th August

Mick O'Dea at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Mick O’Dea is artist-in-residence at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival during which he will create on-site portraits of key participants and events at the festival; we meet him while he is ...

Monday 3rd August

Public interview with John C Reilly

A public interview with actor John C Reilly, recorded at the Town Hall Theatre during the recent Galway Film Fleadh

Thursday 9th July

Arts & culture festival Palfest

Playwright and actor Donal O’Kelly is one of the organisers of Palfest, a new arts and culture festival set up to express solidarity with the people of Palestine suffering under ...

Monday 6th July

"Precipice", an exhibition by photographer Amelia Stein

Photographer Amelia Stein gives a guided tour of “Precipice”, the solo exhibition of her work currently running at the Oliver Sears Gallery Further details:  www.ameliastein.com/work  and www.oliversearsgallery.com

Friday 3rd July

A poetic celebration of WB Yeats

Today's programme was recorded in conjunction with Arena and Yeats 2015 a special programme recorded in Sligo to mark the 150th birthday celebration of William Butler Yeats.  Hosted by Theo ...

Friday 26th June

Matthew Spangler, theatre director/playwright

American theatre director/playwright Matthew Spangler talks about the challenges of bringing literary adaptations to the stage  Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com   Official website:  http://matthewspangler.org   

Brian Eno, composer

Composer and producer Brian Eno talks about his background in art and popular music and how that has influenced his current work as an ambient composer Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com Official ...

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