Philip Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts television channel chats about their screening of Enda Walsh’s opera “The Last Hotel” and the challenge of balancing arts programming with commercial television ...
on Friday's show...Philip Edgar Jones, Sky Arts programmer discusses the challenge of balancing the arts and commercial television, Pan Pan Theatre, bringing Beckett's first radio play to a theatre audience and the latest albums from Parquet Courts, All Saints and The Dandy Warhols
on Monday's show....the 24 Hour Plays return to the Abbey, isolation and the search for meaning define characters in Rob Doyle's collection of short stories "This Is The Ritual", indie folk troubador Ciaran Lavery prepares for his appearance at Tradfest and Regina Nathan pays homage to some of the world's greatest sopranos
on Friday's show....composer Raymond Deane's "Alma Fetish" performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Galway's plans for 2016 as UNESCO City of Film and the latest albums from Panic At The Disco, Mystery Jets and Daughter
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"
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