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Monday 27th August

Neil Simon, RIP

Joe Dowling remembers the work of American playwright Neil Simon, whose death was announced at the weekend

Friday 24th August

Art + religion

The relationship between art and religion, how faith in the divine has inspired great works of art, music and literature through the centuries

Thursday 16th August

Aretha Franklin, RIP

A tribute to the great soul singer Aretha Franklin, whose death has just been announced; with writers Carl Austin, Karl Tsigdinos and David Ritz, singers Eleanor McEvoy, Bronagh Gallagher and Mary ...

Monday 6th August

Madonna special

A special programme marking the 60th birthday this month of Madonna  

Monday 30th July

The bicentenary of Emily Bronte

Dr Jarlath Killeen marks the anniversary today of the bicentenary of Emily Bronte

Thursday 26th July

Féile na Laoch/Festival of Heroes 2018

Peadar Ó Riada explains what to expect from this year's Féile na Laoch/Festival of Heroes, inspired by the work and legacy of his father, the great Irish composer Sean Ó ...

Friday 20th July

Tread Softly Festival, Sligo 2018

Live from the Model Sligo for "Tread Softly", the annual festival inspired by the work of William and Jack Butler Yeats Full details:   http://treadsoftly.ie 

Thursday 19th July

Day 2 at the Galway International Arts Festival

More live coverage from the Galway International Arts Festival, with Irish-language theatre and reviews

Wednesday 18th July

Live from the Galway International Arts Festival 2018

Live from the Galway International Arts Festival, with theatre-makers, visual artists and musicians  Full details:   www.giaf.ie 

Wednesday 11th July

Dublin Fringe Festival 2018

Ruth McGowan, director of the 24th Dublin Fringe Festival, the programme for which was launched today Full details:   www.fringefest.com   

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