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
Cora Venus Lunny, presented by the Irish Composers Collective, will perform at the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday the 21st of March. The website is www.nch.ie. Cora Venus Lunny performs 'Wave' by Richard Gill live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks.
Declan Burke on the latest crime fiction books including 'I Hear the Sirens in the Street' by Adrian McKinty (Serpent's Tail), 'Gone Again' by Doug Johnstone (Faber & Faber), 'The Carrier' by Sophie Hannah (Hodder and Stoughton) & 'The Polka Dot Girl' by Darragh McManus (Roundfire Books).