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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 Friday 15 August 2014

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    Book Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

    Lauren Beukes is the author of the international bestselling ‘The Shining Girls’, which came out in 2013. She has just published her fifth book, a thriller entitled ‘Broken Monsters’.

    Arlene Hunt has been reading it and she joins Seán in studio...

     

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger - An Appreciation

    Joe Griffin lauds the career and talents of Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    Ensemble Eriu

    A septet of traditional Irish musicians, Ensemble Eriu, are in studio

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    Kevin Graham Poem

    Kevin Graham is a poet whose work is featured in the current issue of The Stinging Fly.  He reads his Poem "A Sighting"

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    Album Reviews

    The fourth album from Courteeners is one of three albums up for review tonight. The others are:

    The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society from James Yorkston,

    And the self-titled debut album from New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker.

    Joining Seán in studio are John Meagher and Sinead White.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: White Horses
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Courteeners
      Performer(s): The Courteeners
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Fellow Man
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Album: The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society, Domino Records
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Guy Fawkes Signature
      Composer: James Yorkston
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Duration: 2:00
    • Title: Always Waiting
      Composer: Booker, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Album: Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade, RTRADCD720
      Duration: 2:17
    • Title: Spoon Out My Eyeballs
      Composer: Booker, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Album: Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade, RTRADCD720
      Duration: 2:58
    • Title: West Clare Reel/East Clare Reel
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu
      Duration: 5:00

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