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Monday 21st December

Hay, Straw and Rushes in Irish Folk Tradition with Anne O'Dowd and others

Hay, Straw and Rushes in Irish Folk Tradition with Anne O'Dowd on the publication of her book published by the Irish Academic Press. Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Criostóir MacCárthaigh and Clodagh Doyle also contribute. Recorded in the National Museum of Ireland: Country Life Division and in the National Folklore Collection, UCD.

Monday 14th December

Le Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, Ireland's cultural home abroad

Le Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris: Ireland's cultural home abroad with contributors Fionna Murray, Michael O'Loughlin, Olwen Fouré, Muireann Ní Chonaill, Mary O'Malley, Helen Carey, Siobhán Cleary, Evonne Ferguson and Nora Hickey M'Sichili.

Monday 7th December

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce on the eve of its publication centenary

'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' by James Joyce on the eve of its publication centenary with Éilis Ní Dhuibne, Anne Enright, Frank McGuinness, Anne Fogarty and Luke Gibbons with readings by Barry McGovern from hte RTÉ archives..

Monday 30th November

50 Years of Art History Degrees at UCD

50 Years of Art History Degrees at UCD with Alistair Rowan, Eileen Kane + Christine Casey + an extended interview with Brian Kennedy, who studied art history at UCD in the 1970s, former assistant Director of The National Gallery of Ireland, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, and now Director and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art Ohio.

Monday 23rd November

Jonathan Bardon and his book 'Hallelujah: The story of a musical genius and the city that brought his masterpiece to life'.

'Hallelujah: The story of a musical genius and the city that brought his masterpiece to life' - a programme with the book's author and also includes Jim Culleton, Director of Fishamble Theatre Company and conductor and composer Prionnsias Ó Duinn.

Monday 16th November

Arts Tonight 16th Nov 2016

Artist Michael Craig Martin speaks with Clíodhna Ní Anluain. Vincent Woods considers the artist with critic Aidan Dunne

Monday 9th November

Rufus Wainwright in Conversation with Vincent Woods in the Model Arts Centre, Sligo

Rufus Wainright in Conversation with presenter Vincent Woods in the Model Arts Centre, Sligo, as part of Sligo Live 2015 in assocation with the US Embassy's Creative Minds Series.

Monday 2nd November

Making 1916: Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising

Making 1916: Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising (Liverpool University Press) with the book's editors Joanna Godson and Lisa Godson as well as other contributors to the book Pat Cooke, Brian Crowley and Elizabeth Crooke.

Monday 26th October

The 2015 staging of the opera 'Guglielmo Ratcliff' in Wexford

The staging of the opera 'Guglielmo Ratcliff' by Mascagni, part of the Wexford Festival Opera 2015, with contributions by the artisitc team, designers, costume and make-up artists, stage management and administration team.

Monday 19th October

The Art of Sound and Theatre

'The Art of Sound and Theatre' with designers and composers Tom Lane, Alma Kelliher, Denis Clohessy and Karl Kennedy, recorded in the Project Arts Centre as part of the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival

Monday 12th October

50 Works of Irish Art You Need to Know by Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch

50 Works of Irish Art You Need to Know by Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch with its author, artist James Hanley, Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Gallery, Cork, and Anne Stewart, Curator at the National Museums Northern Ireland.

Monday 5th October

Arts Tonight with conductor Stephen Barlow as guest

Arts Tonight with conductor Stephen Barlow as guest - conductor of Koanga by Frederick Delius, hte opening opera of Wexford Festival Opera 2015

Monday 28th September

Arts Tonight with Conor MacPherson in conversation with Vincent Woods

Arts Tonight with Conor MacPherson in conversation with Vincent Woods as part of the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival in which his play 'The Night Alive' had its Dublin premier.

Monday 6th July

Art and Architecture of Ireland - Volume 5: 20th Century with editors Catherine Marshall and Peter Murray

The RIA series 'Art and Architecture of Ireland - Volume 5' : 20th Century with editors Catherine Marshall and Peter Murray - and contributions by artist Martin Gale, arts officer Muireann Ní Chonaill, writers and scholars Linda King nad Brenda Moore McCann

Monday 29th June

Arts Tonight 29th June 2015

An interview with acclaimed Canadian artist Stan Douglas whose first exhibition in Ireland runs until September 2025 in IMMA. Also, Seamus Kealy, the show’s curator, talks about Douglas’s art.

Monday 22nd June

The RIA's Art and Architecture of Ireland Volume iv: Architecture

Art and Architecture of Ireland Volume iv: Architecture with 3 of its five editors Ellen Rowley, Livia Hurley and Hugh Campbell. Barry O'Reilly, Patricia McCarthy and Graham Hickey also contribute

Monday 15th June

Remembering the Legendary American folk singer Jean Ritchie

Remembering the Legendary American folk singer Jean Ritchie who died in June 2015 with contributions by Irish singer Mary McPartlan and Jean's son Jon Pickow. The programme was first broadcast on 22 December 2014

Monday 8th June

Marking Yeats 150

Arts Tonight considers William Butler Yeats as dramatist and man of the Theatre: contributors are theatre artists Kellie Hughes and Olwen Fouré; editor of Yeats’ plays, Richard Cave; academics+ writers Tony Roche and Michael McAteer and former Artistic Director + Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre, Christopher Fitzs-simon.

Monday 1st June

: Brian Dillon on his book 'The Great Explosion'+ the legacy of architect Edwin Lutyens

Human intervention on the natural landscape: Brian Dillon on his book 'The Great Explosion' and Julian Gaisford St Laurence, Mathew Jebb and David Averill on British architect Edwin Lutyens

Monday 25th May

Arts Tonight: British Artist Cornelia Parker and her curator at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester

Arts Tonight: British Artist Cornelia Parker and her curator at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester

Monday 18th May

Dermot Healy: A consideration of his writing and literary work.

Dermot Healy's writing + literary work - with his editors Bill Swainson and Peter Fallon; poet Mary O'Malley; Keith Hopper who with Neil Murphy is co-editing his writing and related essays in 4 volumes for the Dalkey Archive Press; writer Timothy O'Grady in whose film of his book 'I Could Read The Sky' Dermot featured; writer Brian Leyden who also edited Force 10, founded by Healy and Neil Jordan, writer and longtime friend of Healy.

Monday 11th May

The Dublin Dance Festival 2015

A look at Contemporary Dance in Ireland to coincide with the Dublin Dance Festival 2015. Contributors include Julia Carruthers(Festival Director), writer and documentary maker Deirdre Mulrooney, dancers and choreographers Liz Roche, Philip Connaghton, Maria Nilsson Waller and Robbie Synge

Monday 4th May

Staging The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O'Casey: a co-production between the Abbey Theatre and the Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Wayne, Jordan the production's director and others of the creative and production team shed light on their work, including Andy Koegh, Sarah Bacon, Sarah Jane Shiels, Niamh Lunny, Katie Davenport, Mel Mercier, Fiach Mac Conghail and Jimmy Fay.

Monday 27th April

2 Dutch artists who have made Ireland their Home: visual artist, Anita Groener and singer and writer, Judith Mok.

2 Dutch artists who have made Ireland their Home: visual artist, Anita Groener and singer and writer, Judith Mok. Irish writer also features on the programme recalling a freezing cold winer spent in the Netherland.

Monday 20th April

The writing and life of David Thomson to mark the publication of 'A Delicate Wildness' by Julian Vignoles

The writing and life of Scottish writer David Thomson - author of 'Woodbrook'. Thomson was also a BBC radio producer and folklorist. On the programme - Roy Foster, Éilis Ní Dhuibhne, Luke Dodd and Julian Vignoles , author of 'David Thomson: A Delicate Wildness'.

Monday 13th April

A focus on Louth Contemporary Music Society with contributors Eamonn Quinn, Paul Griffiths, Marino Formenti and Christian Wolff

A focus on Louth Contemporary Music Society with contributors Eamonn Quinn, Paul Griffiths, Marino Formenti and Christian Wolff

Monday 6th April

Another chance to hear Harold Bloom in coversation with Vicent Woods with references to WB Yeats during YEATS:150

Another chance to hear Harold Bloom in coversation with Vicent Woods with references to WB Yeats during YEATS:150

Monday 30th March

The Baroque in painting, words and music with Claire Duff, Sean Doherty, Adrian Le Harivel and Audrey Nicholls

The Baroque in painting, words and music with baroque violinist Claire Duff, composer Sean Doherty as well as senior curator of the National Gallery of Ireland, Adrian Le Harivel and art historian Audrey Nicholls on the exhibtion Passion and Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints at the NGI

Monday 23rd March

At the Poetry Now Festival 2015: Poets Maureen McLane, Tom Pickard, David Ferry and Liz Berry

Poets Maureen McLaneDavid Ferry, Tom Pickard and Liz Berry in conversation at the Poetry Now DLR Book Mountains to Sea Book Festival 2015 in Dun Laoghaire

Monday 16th March

Denis Sampson-author of A Migrant Heart an exploration of place and discplacement and making sense of the homeplace

Denis Sampson -author of A Migrant Heart an exploration of place and discplacement and making sense of the homeplace

Monday 9th March

Poet Alice Lyons, curator of Poetry Now 2015 on poetry and poets participating in the festival

Poet Alice Lyons, curator of Poetry Now 2015, part of the DLR Mountains to Sea Book Festival on poetry and poets Liz Berry, Tom Pickard and David Ferry.

Monday 2nd March

Sculpture 1600-2000 of 'Art na Architecture of Ireland

Sculpture 1600-2000 of 'Art na Architecture of Ireland' with its editor Paula Murphy, contributor to the volume William Gallagher and Clíodhna Shaffrey, Director of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios; sculptors Maud Cotter and Ruth Lyons; Peter Murray, Director of The Crawford Gallery, Mary McCarthy Director of The National Sculpture Factory and poet Enday Wyley.

Monday 23rd February

RIBA Royal Gold Medal recipients Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey in conversation with Vincent Woods

Architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey of O'Donnell and Tuomey discuss their practice and ideas around Space and Architecture, having been presented with the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture this February, 2015

Monday 16th February

Arts Tonight with Vincent Woods

Writer Éilis Ní Dhuibhne in conversation with Vincent Woods to mark her being Awarded the 2015 Irish PEN Award for lifetime contribution to writing

Monday 9th February

Sáirséal agus Dill 1947-1981 Scéal Foilsitheora - a book on one of Ireland's 20th Century Landmark Publishers

Sáirséal agus Dill 1947-1981 Scéal Foilsitheora - a book on one of Ireland's 20th Century Landmark Publishers. Its authors Cian Ó hÉigeartaigh Aoileann Nic Gearailt on the book. Also Alan Titley whos translation of Cré na Cille - The Dirty Dust

Monday 2nd February

ARTS TONIGHT: DUNCAN CAMPBELL, ARTIST AND 2014 TURNER PRIZE WINNER

Artist and Turner Prizewinner Duncan Campbell in conversation with Vincent Woods in the artist's studio in Glasgow, and also Sarah Glennie, Director of IMMA, longtime supporter of his work and curator of his first major show in Dublin.

Monday 26th January

Arts Tonight: Tim Robinson ( part 2 of 2) in conversation and reading from his recently published essays

Tim Robinson: writer, cartographer and artist in conversation in his studio in Roundstone, Co. Galway about his early life as an artist in Vienna and London as well as his life in Connemara. He also reads from his short essays published in 'Connemara and Elsewhere' published by Jane Conroy

Monday 19th January

Arts Tonight: Irish Painting 1600-1900

Painting 1600-1900: Volume 2 of Art and Architecture of Ireland, published for the RIA and the Paul Mellon Centre by Yale University Press. Contributors: Editor Nicola Figgis, Brendan Rooney, Tom Dunne, Anne Hodge and Julian Campbell.

Monday 12th January

ARTS TONIGHT: Toner Quinn, musician, editor and publisher is Vincent Woods' guest

Toner Quinn: musician, editor and publisher is Vincent Woods' guest.

Monday 5th January

Arts Tonight: Four artists consider the work they produced in 2014

Four artists consider the work they produced in 2014 and what they are likely to listen to, read or watch on the tune of a new year: Peter Sirr, Isabel Nolan, Mary Costello and Seán McErlaine

Monday 22nd December

Jean Ritchie: a Celebration with her son Jon Pickow and Irish singer, Mary McPartlan

Jean Ritchie: a Celebration with her son Jon Pickow and Irish singer, Mary McPartlan as well as archive contributions by Seamus Ennis and Jean Ritchie

Monday 15th December

ARTS TONIGHT: Tim Robinson, an interview

A visit to the exhibition: Interpreting Landscape: Tim Robinson and the West of Ireland, currently running in NUIG and to the Tim Robinson archive in the Hardiman Library and a profile interview with Tim Robinson at his home in Roundstone, Co Galway.

Monday 8th December

Arts Tonight: Medieval Ireland Art and Architecture

Artist Dorothy Cross, Rory Sherlock, Raghnall Ó Floinn, Amanda Pedlow, Father James McKieran and editor Rachel Moss on 'Art and Architecture of Ireland' Volume : Medieval c400-c1600 published for the Royal Irish Academy and the Paul Mellon Centre by Yale University Press

Monday 1st December

Arts Tonight: An Introduction to Arts and Architecture of Ireland

Rachel Moss, Nicola Figgis, Paula Murphy, Hugh Campbell and Catherine Marshall, five of the editors of Art and Architecture of Ireland, a 5 volume publication for the Royal Irish Academy of Ireland and the Paul Mellon Centre published by the Yale University Press, discuss the project

Monday 24th November

Arts Tonight - The Artist As Citizen

The Artist as Citizen - a discussion with Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, Gerry Kearns and Helen Carey.

Monday 17th November

Arts Tonight: a biography of Derek Mahon by Stephen Enniss

After The Titanic - a Life of Derek Mahon by Stephen Enniss, published by Gill and Macmillan. The programme includes readings and archive interviews by Mahon, one of Ireland's foremost contemporary poets

Monday 10th November

Arts Tonight 10 November 2014

Author of 'Woodbrook' David Thomson is the subject of this programme. Contributors include Julian Vignoles, author of 'A Delicate Wildness - The Life and Loves of David Thomson 1914-1988', as well as Éilis Ní Dhuibhne, Luke Dodd and Roy Foster.

Monday 14th July

Arts Tonight

An in-depth examination of the arts in Ireland today

Monday 7th July

Arts Tonight 7th July 2014

A look at dance as an art form in Ireland and American jazz pianist and composer Bertha Hope.

Monday 30th June

Arts Tonight 30th June 2014

Anthony Cronin on Poetry, Politics and the modern world.

Monday 23rd June

Arts Tonight

An in-depth examination of the arts in Ireland today

Monday 16th June

Arts Tonight

An in-depth examination of the arts in Ireland today

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