Special features

Thursday 6th November

Loves

Hugh Masekele explains why he loves the jazz great Louis Armstrong

Wednesday 5th November

Loves

American stand-up comedian Michael Che explains why he loves the song “I Love It” by Icona Pop

Tuesday 4th November

Honouring John Count McCormack

Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the new civic square and sculpture in Athlone to honour local hero John Count McCormack

Friday 31st October

Halloween special

A look at the various literary, cinematic and musical works that terrify us - from ghost stories to horror films to spooky music, why do we continue to be repelled, fascinated yet still love the things that make us most scared?

Wednesday 15th October

LINGO spoken-word festival

The programme tonight helps celebrate LINGO, Ireland's first festival dedicated to the spoken word

(for copyright reasons this programme is not available to download as a podcast)

Official website: www.lingofestival.com

Wednesday 16th July

Nighthawks Arts Collective

Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio with Dublin band Buffalo Sunn, poets Kevin Graham and Alvy Carragher, singers/musicians Melanie Horsnell, Shane O''Fearghail, Clara Rose, Shane Hennessy, Death In The Sickroom and the writings of Stephen Kennedy

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Friday 16th May

Gaiety School of Acting graduates

2014 graduating students from the Gaiety School of Acting perform live in studio, with their tutor Roger Gregg and the Bee Loud Glade Collective

Official website: www.gaietyschool.com 

(for copyright reasons this programme is not available to download as a podcast)

Friday 18th April

Mortality and the arts

a look at the the types of artistic expression people take comfort in as they age. And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists include the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke

Wednesday 29th January

Sheila Pratschke

Sheila Pratschke on being appointed The Chair Designate of The Arts Council.

Monday 27th January

Limerick City of Culture

Mike Fitzpatrick, Interim Head of Limerick City of Culture joins Seán Rocks - www.limerickcityofculture.ie.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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