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    coming up on Friday's show....Kay Sheehy's run-down of the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award continues with "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson, Marina Carr and Rachel West, judges for this year's PJ O'Connor Award for Radio Drama, the newly-appointed Ireland Professor of Poetry 2016 and the latest albums from Beth Orton, Robert Glasper reinterpreting Miles Davis and Catfish & The Bottlemen

    Arena Monday 11 August 2014

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    Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Shakespeare’s comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ tells a tale of crossed wires, love denied, infidelity, deception and gossip in a small Sicilian port town. A production of the play by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company is currently running as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Sophie Gorman has been to see it.

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    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Figure It Out
      Composer: Kerr/Thatcher
      Performer(s): Royal Blood
      Performer(s): Royal Blood
      Album: Royal Blood, Black Mammoth/Warner Record, 825646278589
      Duration: 3:18
    • Title: Allistrum's March
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): The Gloaming
      Performer(s): The Gloaming
      Album: The Gloaming, REAL WORLD, CDRW200
      Duration: 1:41

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