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
The Days of Anna Madrigal is the ninth novel in American author Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City Series. This latest instalment in the series follows Anna Madrigal, a 92 year old transgender landlady from San Francisco, as she embarks on a road trip that will bring her deep into her past. Armistead Maupin chats to Sean Rocks.
Evelyn reports on the Irish Chamber Orchestra: Starting this Wednesday night, the Irish Chamber Orchestra will be on the road touring all over Ireland with a new production called 'My Brother Peter', the orchestra will be exploring the story and the music of the composer Tchaikovsky's life as seen through the eyes of his brother. Evelyn O'Rourke met up with the writer/director Patrick Mason and actor Bosco Hogan as they rehearse this unique celebration of Tchaikovsky's music
This Evenings Classic Movie is the 1986 film Heartburn, an autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel, Edel Coffey tells Sean why this is a classic.
This Spring, the Dun Laoghaire Choral Society plan to perform all of Mozart's seventeen Masses in five concerts. The performances will happen in St Ann's on Dawson Street here in Dublin and the choir and soloists will be accompanied by the newly formed Fishamble Sinfonia.
Some forty members of the choir join us on Arena in session, accompanied by Vincent Lynch and conducted by musical director David Brophy to give us a taster of what we can expect. www.DLCS.ie