Arena Thursday 20 February 2014

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

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Glen Patterson on his new book

Glen Patterson on his new book

Evelyn Chats to author Glen Patterson about his new book The Rest just follows, published by Faber and Faber

Sive at the Abbey

Sive at the Abbey

Sophie Gorman reviews 'Sive'. It is one of the best known and best loved Irish plays of the 20th Century. A new production of the John B. Keane play is playing now in the Abbey theatre

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Roe McDermott and Chris Wasser review New York Winters Tale, Only Lovers and Stalingrad

Writer Kate O'Brien

Writer Kate O'Brien

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the death of the writer Kate O'Brien. The Limerick born novelist's work includes Mary Lavelle, The Land of Spices and That Lady and this weekend's Limerick Literary Festival is being held in her honour. Eibhear Walsh chats to Evelyn

Music Played on the Show

Glacier (Radio Edit)

Glacier (Radio Edit)

John Grant

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