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    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    Arena Friday 14 March 2014

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    Martin Sixsmith

    Martin SIxsmith is a former BBC foreign correspondent and also worked as communications director for Tony Blair's first labour government. More recently he has come to attention in this country for his book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee which was made into the Oscar nominated film Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Sixsmith was in Ireland last weekend as part of the Ennis Book Club Festival. I spoke to him at the event and asked him about how he first became interested in the Philomena Lee story
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    You Should Have Known - Jean Hanff Korelitz

    Jean Hanff Korelitz is a New York author and has just published her sixth novel, You Should Have Known.The book tells the story of Grace Sachs, a marriage counselor who discovers she may be more in need of advice than her own patients. She Joins Sean from New York to discuss
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    Album Reviews

    Joining Sean to discuss some of this week's new album releases are Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher. They've been listening to Kiss Me Once from Kylie, Recess from Skrillex, and Home from Kian Egan

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: I Was Gonna Cancel
      Composer: Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s): Kylie Minogue
      Performer(s): Kylie Minogue
      Album: Kiss Me Once (Special Edition), Parlophone UK
      Duration: 1:20
    • Title: Feel So Good
      Composer: Kylie Minogue/Steve Anderson
      Performer(s): Kylie Minogue
      Performer(s): Kylie Minogue
      Duration: 1:09
    • Title: Coast Is Clear
      Composer: Sj Moore
      Performer(s): Skrillex
      Performer(s): Skrillex
      Album: Recess, OWSLA/Big Beat/ATL
      Duration: 1:24
    • Title: Doompy Poomp
      Composer: Sj Moore
      Performer(s): Skrillex
      Performer(s): Skrillex
      Album: Recess, OWSLA/Big Beat/ATL
      Duration: 1:13
    • Title: Home
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Kian Egan
      Performer(s): Kian Egan
      Album: Home - Single, BMG Chrysalis, Not Available
      Duration: 3:41
    • Title: I Run To You
      Composer: H Scott/C Kelley/D Haywood/T Douglas/E Mccain
      Performer(s): Kian Egan + Jodi Albert
      Performer(s): Kian Egan + Jodi Albert
      Duration: 1:12

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