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
Nik Wood - Jones on 'Beatle Mal' his one-man play about Mal Evans, roadie to The Beatles. Performances are on Thursday 31st October and November 1st at The Mill Theatre in Dundrum and Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November at Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre - www.beatlemal.com.
Stephen Johnson & The RTE National Symphony Orchestra
BBC Broadcaster Stephen Johnson on 'Inside The Music' with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra which will take place on Sunday November 3rd at The National Concert Hall in Dublin - www.rte.ie/orchestras.