on Monday's show....film director Paula Kehoe on the life and passion of poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi, - Francisco Turissi performs ahead of his appearance at the ‘Strut’ pop-up jazz club at the Peacock, - Anna McPartlin , author of “Somewhere Inside of Happy” and re-discovering the powerful influence of reggae producer Sir Coxsone Dodd
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
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 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.