Arena Thursday 5 March 2015

coming up on Friday's show.... Declan Kiberd discusses his new book, "After Ireland", which is a survey of post-war Irish literature, and Alan Corr and Lauren Murphy review "Flicker" from Niall Horan; "Glasshouse" from Jessie Ware and "The Endless Shimmering" from And So I Watch You From Afar

 

Arena

Arena

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Jim McCann

Jim McCann

The musician Jim McCann died earlier today. He was best known as a member of The Dubliners, who he was with from 1974 to 1979.

John Sheahan, who played with him in The Dubliners, talks to us about his friend and band-mate

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Sinéad Gleeson and Stephen Boyd review three films out this week:  Julianne Moore’s Oscar winning performance as an Alzheimer’s sufferer in ‘Still Alice’; a true story of drugs, guns and government cover-ups in 'Kill the Messenger ' ; and the director of District 9 returns with a dystopian look at Robot Police in a future South Africa called 'Chappie'

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Le Galaxie

Le Galaxie

Le Galaxie's NEW album, ‘Le Club’, will be out on April 24th.

Le Galaxie is one of 15 Irish acts going to South by South West (the music-industry showcase festival held every March in Austin, Texas in the USA).

To find out what other musicians will be going from Ireland this year, go to www.musicfromireland.org

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The Sculptor

The Sculptor

Would you give up a lifetime of suburban comfort for just 200 days of supreme artistic accomplishment?

That’s the question at the heart of a new Graphic Novel, The Sculptor, by the so called ‘Aristotle of Comics’ Scott McCloud.

Fellow Graphic Novellist, Dave Hendrick has been reading it for us, and joins Seán in studio

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Grace

Grace

Jim Mccann

4:38

Midnight Midnight

Midnight Midnight

Le Galaxie

5:26

Le Club

Le Club

Le Galaxie

4:50

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