Arena Monday 11 August 2014
coming up on Friday's show....punk poet/musician Jinx Lennon, Bernice L McFadden explains why she chose to combine the new sound of jazz and one of the most terrible events of the 20th century in her novel "The Book Of Harlan" and reviews of the latest albums from Leonard Cohen, Lady Gaga and Two Door Cinema Club
The Colleen Bawn Trials
In the autumn of 1819, the remains of Ellen Hanley were found at Kilrush. The victim, now known to story, drama and opera as the Colleen Bawn, was not quite sixteen years of age and only recently married. Her husband subsequently went on trial for her murder.
A new play presents a contemporary exploration of this quintessential Limerick story.
‘The Colleen Bawn Trials – the true story of Ellen Hanley’ is directed by Joan Sheehy, who talks to Sean from the Limerick studio.