Composer Ellen Cranitch with director Jo Mangan chat about their operatic interpretation of the James Joyce short story “The Dead” Further details: www.theperformancecorporation.com and http://projectartscentre.ie
on Tuesday's show....the connection between Walt Disney, writer Carol Taaffe and leprechauns, comedian Alison Spittle is on a mission to discover Hawaii and Ryan Coogler who directs the latest in Sylvester Stallone's Rocky story, "Creed"
Jazz musician Kurt Elling and composer Brian Byrne explain the Chamber Music Project, in which Brian has set James Joyce’s poetry collection to music Full details: www.rte.ie/orchestras/2015/0910/cobrian.html
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 Friday's show... Sinead Mooney has all the arts news, Sean chats with Donal Ryan, Sophie Gorman reviews Contractions, currently running at Bewley’s Café Theatre in Dublin and Lauren Murphy & Jim Carroll review three new albums