On tonight's programme... Sean speaks to Irish writer John Banville who is due to be presented with the inaugural Imagine Crime Writing Award, in memory of Raymond Chandler, who had strong links to Waterford city. RTÉ's chorus master Mark Hindley joins Sean to talk about Friday's performance of Mahler’s giant 2nd Symphony – also known as the Ressurection . We hear an essay by Lia Mills, and Donald Teskey and Nathan Drake join Sean in studio for more chat and fun. Join us at 7pm on Radio 1.
On Monday's show..... Abie Philbin Bowman joins us with the latest Arts News; Sean will be speaking to Abi Morgan, writer of the new film Suffragette; and Jack Furness, director of short opera Hansel and Gretel, which is part of the 64th Wexford Festival of Opera.
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?"