Arena Friday 23 May 2014

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena

Arena

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with Sinead Mooney - there are 6 names on the shortlist for this year's Davy Byrne Short Story Award, Quentin Tarantino hopes to release extended version of Django Unchained as a 4-part tv series, Marianne Faithful planning a new album to include Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Steve Earl amongst others plus a 12-month world tour to celebrate her 50 year career

Philip Schultz, poet

Philip Schultz, poet

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet talks about his latest work “The Wherewithal: A Novel In Verse” which tells the story of a young man translating his mothers diaries recounting the tale of a Jewish massacre in German-occupied Poland in the middle of World War II  (published by Norton)

 

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

John Byrne reviews “One Leg Too Few: The Adventures of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore” by William Cook (published by Arrow Books)

Binaural sound and RTÉ Drama

Binaural sound and RTÉ Drama

Kevin Brew previews RTÉ Radio Drama’s weekend play “Spinstren” by Jools Gilson which is recorded and will be broadcast in binaural sound (which aims to transmit sound exactly as the human ear hears it)

For more details :  http://www.rte.ie/drama/radio/ 

Album reviews

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Johnnie Craig review new albums - "A Letter Home" from Neil Young, "In The Lonely Hour" by Sam Smith and "Are We There" by Sharon Van Etten

Music Played on the Show

Early Morning Rain

Early Morning Rain

Neil Young

0:50

Money On My Mind

Money On My Mind

Sam Smith

1:05

Your Love Is Killing Me

Your Love Is Killing Me

Sharon Van Etten

1:35

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