Arena Friday 7 March 2014

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




Daily arts and popular culture show.

'Agnes' - Director David Bolger

A show which opens in the Project Arts Centre next week, celebrates the life of cabaret artist Agnes Bernelle. The man behind the show called Agnes is David Bolger of Cois Ceim Dance Company and he spoke to Seán Rocks about her life.

Cois Ceim’s Agnes, directed by David Bolger opens at the Project Arts Centre on 15th March with previews on 13th and 14th. is the website.

Book Review: 'We are all completely beside ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler.

Sinead Gleeson reviews Karen Joy Fowler's latest book 'We are all completely beside ourselves' which is published by Serpent's Tail.

Karen Joy Fowler pictured above.

Sinead Gleeson reviewd 'We are all completely beside ourselves' for Arena.

Album Review with Edel Coffey and John Meagher.

Album Review with Edel Coffey and John Meagher.

Edel Coffey and John Meagher have been listening to The Take Off and Landing of Everything from Elbow, The Classic from Joan as Policewoman, and A Perfect Contradiction from Paloma Faith.

Music Played on the Show

New York Morning

New York Morning



The Classic

The Classic

Joan As Police Woman




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