Arena Wednesday 5 March 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

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Barrie Cooke Remembered

Barrie Cooke Remembered

Declan Long remembers the artist Barrie Cooke who sadly passed away today.

The Stag - Director John Butler

The Stag - Director John Butler

Director of the new Irish film The Stag, John Butler joins Sean in studio.

Handprint

Handprint

The collection Handprint will be performed as part of the New Music Dublin festival this weekend. Pianist Therese Fahy joins Sean in Studio to perform some of the pieces

Cleaners

Cleaners

Colm Maher's new comedy Cleaners opens at the Axis Theatre in Ballymun next week. It's set in a high class Dublin hotel where customers leave wads of cash lying around but complain if the mini-bar is messy. Colm joins Sean in studio.

Joanne Spain  - Search for a Bestseller

Joanne Spain - Search for a Bestseller

Joanne Spain has been shortlisted for Richard and Judy's Search for a Bestseller competition for her crime fiction book, With Our Blessing

Music Played on the Show

From Eden

From Eden

Hozier

3:39

Lida + The Swan

Lida + The Swan

Therese Fahy

1:43

Oh What A World

Oh What A World

Rufus Wainwright

4:37

Waiting For Riad

Waiting For Riad

Therese Fahy

1:02

Legerdemain

Legerdemain

Therese Fahy

0:39

The Forge

The Forge

Therese Fahy

1:47

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