Arena Wednesday 4 June 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 Alan Corr - questions about the tv show 'Sherlock' and about Miriam O'Callaghan feature on today's English paper in the Junior Cert exam, William Nicholson says the film '12 Years A Slave' soaked up all the guilt over slavery and that's why his film 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' was a flop, scientists have grown a live replica of Vincent van Gogh's ear

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Lorrie Moore, author

Lorrie Moore, author

the writer Lorrie Moore talks about "Bark", her latest collection of short stories (published by Faber & Faber)

TV preview

TV preview

Roe McDermott previews season 2 of the television series "Orange Is The New Black"      

War Poetry

War Poetry

Neil Astley, editor of "The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems", an anthology of war poetry from 1914 to the present day (published by Bloodaxe Books) 

 

Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

William Dowdall on flute and his daughter Lisa Dowdall on viola talk about performing in the Dublin Music Saunter as part of this year’s Great Music in Irish Houses festival

Full details at http://www.greatmusicinirishhouses.com/ 

 

Music Played on the Show

Let Me Down Easy

Let Me Down Easy

Paolo Nutini

3:27

Ballad Of Claudy

Ballad Of Claudy

James Simmons

4:17

Jig

Jig

William And Lisa Dowdall

1:32

Variations On Eileen Aroon

Variations On Eileen Aroon

William And Lisa Dowdall

3:36

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