David Turpin (aka The Late David Turpin) explains his theatrical concert “Romances” for the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, a sinister yet tender-hearted excursion into the human heart Further details: http://fringefest.com ...
Thursday.....it's a Christmas Eve special tonight with seasonal music from Celine Byrne, Simon Morgan, Lisa Lambe and John Sheahan and stories from Dan Seery, Paul Timoney and Rob Doyle Programmes from 7pm-8pm between Christmas Day and the new year Monday 28th December: "WB & Me" - Irish poets choose their favourite poems of William Butler Yeats Tuesday 29th December: an Arena public interview with American singer/songwriter Ben Folds Wednesday 30th December: Brian Eno in conversation with Sinead Gleeson Thursday 31st December: Maureen O'Hara in conversation with Myles Dungan Friday 1st January: an Arena public interview with Hollywood actor John C Reilly
On Thursday's show... Justin McGregor & Brogen Hayes join Sean to review three new films The Program, The Lobster and Pan, a new prequel to JM Barrie’s classic children’s tale Peter Pan. Marlon James takes some time out to chat about winning the Man Booker prize for his novel A Brief History of 7 Killings, and lots more on Arena, Radio 1 at 7pm.
on Friday's show, with Jim Lockhart....the latest albums from New Order, The Dead Weather and Dave Gilmour, in the Dublin Theatre Festival Conor McPherson returns with "The Night Alive" and in "By Heart" we come to understand the importance of communication and memory and the best of humanity through the prism of tragedy in author Bill Clegg's debut novel "Did You Ever Have A Family?"