Arena Friday 25 April 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, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - Pauline McGlynn joins cast of Eastenders, Microsoft gave ‘insulting offer’ to buy into Sub Pop indie record label, Peter Jackson changes name of the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy – it’ll now be called ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’

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One man show about model-making

One man show about model-making

Pat McGrath, playwright talks about his play “Small Plastic Wars”, a one-man show about an obsession with model-making. It opens at the New Theatre in Dublin and then tours the country for the month of May as part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival

See www.feilenabealtaine.ie for full details  

Madeleine D'Arcy, author

Madeleine D'Arcy, author

Madeleine D’Arcy, Hennessy Literary Award-winning writer talks about her first collection of short fiction “Waiting For The Bullet”, published by Doire Press  

Official website at www.madeleinedarcy.com

Niall Williams, author

Niall Williams, author

Abie Philbin Bowman meets author Niall Williams who talks about latest novel “History Of The Rain” (published by Bloomsbury) and how it was influenced by his living in Kiltumper, Co Clare

Official website at www.niallwilliams.com

Album reviews

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Simon Maher review latest albums – “Everyday Robots” by Damon Albarn,  “Tribal” by Imelda May and “Indie Cindy” by The Pixies

Music Played on the Show

Heavy Seas Of Love

Heavy Seas Of Love

Damon Albarn

3:58

Hostiles

Hostiles

Damon Albarn

4:24

Wild Woman

Wild Woman

Imelda May

0:55

Little Pixie

Little Pixie

Imelda May

1:00

What Goes Boom

What Goes Boom

Pixies

1:09

Indie Cindy

Indie Cindy

Pixies

4:53

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