coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore
coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session
Arena Friday May 31st 2013
Daily arts and popular culture show.
Book Review - Colum McCann
Sinead Gleeson reviews 'Transatlantic' by Colum McCann. The Publishers are Bloomsbury.
Cat Laughs Kilkenny
Australian comedian Bec Hill who will perform a set for kids at this year's Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny. The website is www.thecatlaughs.com.
Poet Colm Keegan
Colm Keegan reads his poem 'Decking'.
Glitch Digital Arts Festival
Glitch is the annual digital arts festival held in the Rua Red Arts Centre in Tallaght in Dublin. The website is www.ruared.ie. Audrey Donohue reports.
Edel Coffey and Laurence Mackin review new albums 'Like Clockwork' from Queens of the Stone Age, 'Don't Forget Who You Are' from Miles Kane and 'Immunity' from Jon Hopkins.