Arena Wednesday 6 August 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

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - Gabriel Byrne quietly marries his long-time girlfriend in Ballymaloe, Jamie Dornan to star in new film about Irish soldiers siege in Jadotville in the Congo, annual Fleadh Cheoil taking place this weekend in Sligo 

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Billy Collins, poet

Billy Collins, poet

former American poet laureate Billy Collins talks about his style of poetry, he is artist-in-residence at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival

Full programme details at www.kilkennyarts.ie

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Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset

actress Jacqueline Bisset talks about her career and starring opposite Gerard Depardieu in her latest film “Welcome To New York”

Adrian Dunbar, actor and director

Adrian Dunbar, actor and director

actor Adrian Dunbar talks about his directing debut for this year’s ‘Happy Days’ Beckett Festival in Enniskillen

Full details at http://happy-days-enniskillen.com/ 

Groom

Groom

Chat with Michael and Wil from Dublin band Groom

Official website: http://groom.bandcamp.com/ 

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Music Played on the Show

County Down

County Down

Beck

4:14

The Old Song

The Old Song

Groom

3:16

Threadneedle Road

Threadneedle Road

Groom

3:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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