Arena Tuesday 12 August 2014

coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge




Daily arts and popular culture show.

My Fellow Sponges

The six-piece Galway-based band is led by Anna Malarkey and Donal McConnan and they join Séan in studio.

Film Maudit at the IFI

Film Maudit or cursed film is a term used to describe films that have been unfairly maligned or overlooked on their release. Now the Irish Film Institute is running a season to showcase the films they believe deserve a reappraisal. IFI Cinema Programmer Kevin Coyne joins Séan in studio.

Alison Moore

Alison Moore was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2012 with her first novel The Lighthouse. Her second novel, He Wants, is the story of a retired teacher whose life is shaken up by the reappearance of an old school friend. Alison joins Séan to talk about the book.



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