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    on Friday's show..."Pull Down A Horseman", playwright Eugene McCabe's fictional account of how Connolly and Pearse decided on the date for the 1916 Rising, from a childhood in war-torn Biafra to the search for the meaning of love in author Chinelo Okparanta's "Under The Udala Trees" and the latest albums from Rhianna, Elton John and Field Music 

    Arena Friday 5 February 2016

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    Arts News

    with Anthony Thuillier - Italian actor dies today having suffered serious injuries after a theatre incident went wrong, number of literary first editions to be auctioned in London, Elton John performs an impromptu performance in St Pancras train station to promote his new album

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    “Under The Udala Trees" by Chinelo Okparanta

    Chinelo Okparanta talks about her debut novel “Under The Udala Trees”, the story of a young girl who loses her parents in war-torn Biafra, a close friendship with another lost girl and dealing with her sexuality in adulthood (published by Granta)

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:15
      Title: Floridada
      Composer: Animal Collective
      Performer(s): Animal Collective
      Performer(s): Animal Collective
      Album: Painting With
      Duration: 4:17
    • Title: Wonderful Crazy Night
      Composer: E John/B Taupin
      Performer(s): Elton John
      Performer(s): Elton John
      Album: Wonderful Crazy Night, Mercury
      Duration: 1:32
    • Title: In The Name Of You
      Composer: E John/B Taupin
      Performer(s): Elton John
      Performer(s): Elton John
      Album: Wonderful Crazy Night, Mercury
      Duration: 1:24
    • Title: Same Ol' Mistakes
      Composer: Kevin Parker
      Performer(s): Rihanna
      Performer(s): Rihanna
      Album: Anti, Roc Nation
      Duration: 1:37
    • Title: Work
      Composer: Baithwaite/Samuels/Ritter/Thomas/Graham/Fenty/Moir
      Performer(s): Rihanna Feat Drake
      Performer(s): Rihanna Feat Drake
      Album: Anti, Roc Nation
      Duration: 1:46
    • Title: Disappointed
      Composer: P And D Brewis
      Performer(s): Field Music
      Performer(s): Field Music
      Album: Commontime, Rough Trade
      Duration: 1:45
    • Title: The Morning Is Waiting
      Composer: P And D Brewis
      Performer(s): Field Music
      Performer(s): Field Music
      Album: Commontime, Rough Trade
      Duration: 1:25

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