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 Tuesday 4th February 2014
On tonight's programme Gerry Godley celebrates 75 years of Blue Note jazz; Michael Longley reads some of his poetry and we have an interview with Rebecca Storm as she prepares for her concert in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Sunday 16th February.
As a label Blue Note records is synonymous with the very best of jazz and this year it celebrates its seventy fifth birthday.
Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Francis Wolff became involved shortly afterwards. It derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues