Thursday 21st March

'Slán Leis an gCeol', a documentary about Tony McMahon

Cathal Ó Cuaig, director of 'Slán Leis an gCeol/Farewell To Music', his documentary about musician Tony McMahon

Film reviews

Yvonne Nolan and Simon Maher review 'The White Crow', 'Us' and 'Minding The Gap'

Wednesday 20th March

'Grey Area', a film by Sam Perkins

Sam Perkins, whose film 'Grey Area' combines his love of skateboarding and his work as a composer

'Herod's Dispensations' by Harry Clifton

Harry Clifton talks about his latest collection of poetry 'Herod's Dispensations' (published by Bloodaxe Books)

TV preview: 'ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre' on Netflix

Susan McKay previews 'ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre', a documentary on Netflix this Friday

Tuesday 19th March

'The Dirt', a biopic of Motley Crue

Róisín Dwyer previews 'The Dirt', a biopic of rock band Motley Crue

Great artistic collaborations - Cage and Cunningham

Sorcha Kenny with the artistic collaboration between John Cage and Merce Cunningham

'Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration', a concert film

Nick Schwartz Hall, one of the producers of the concert film 'Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration'

'Beginning' at the Gate Theatre

Eileen Walsh and Marty Rea who star in 'Beginning', a play by David Eldridge at the Gate Theatre

Friday 15th March

Album reviews

Zara Hedderman and John Meagher review 'Gold In A Brass Age' from David Gray, 'Lux Prima' from Karen O & Danger Mouse and 'Punk' from Chai

Things to do at St Patrick's Festival 2019

Sinead Mooney with a round-up of what's on around the country for the St Patrick's Festival weekend

'Lanny' by Max Porter

Max Porter discusses his latest novel 'Lanny'(published by Faber & Faber)

Thursday 14th March

David Power at Farmleigh House

Uilleann piper David Power, who will perform at Farmleigh House on Saturday

Film reviews

Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Stephen Boyd review 'What Men Want', 'Ben Is Back' and 'Girl'

Pat Laffan RIP

Colm Meaney and Tina Kellegher remember working with Pat Laffan, whose death was announced today

Wednesday 13th March

'Electric', a play by Ali Hardiman

Ali Hardiman chats about her play 'Electric'

Cormac Begley & Friends at St Patrick's Festival 2019

Cormac Begley, who hosts an evening of music for the launch of St Patrick's Festival

'This Land', a performance piece at St Patrick's Festival 2019

Raymond Keane and Mimmi Melaba explain 'This Land', their production for St Patrick's Festival

Tuesday 12th March

Lukas Dhont, director of 'Girl'

Sinead Mooney chatted to Lukas Dhont, director of the film 'Girl'

Loves: zombies

Sarah Davis Goff explains why she Loves zombies

Review: 'Show Them A Good Time' by Nicole Flattery

Yvonne Nolan reviews 'Show Them A Good Time' by Nicole Flattery (published by The Stinging Fly)

Monday 11th March

'Terra Firmish', a performance piece devised by Seán MacErlaine

Seán MacErlaine, writer/composer/musical director of performance piece 'Terra Firmish'

'Sure Look It, Fuck It', a play by ThisIsPopBaby

Clare Dunne and Tom Creed, creators of 'Sure Look It, Fuck It', a new play by ThisIsPopBaby

'Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex and the Making of a Dark Masterpiece in 1960's America ', a lecture at Trinity College

Glenn Frankel on how the film Midnight Cowboy reflects the social upheaval of 1960's America

'Another Planet: A Teenager In Suburbia', a memoir by Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn chats about her memoir 'Another Planet: A Teenager In Suburbia' (published by Canongate)

Friday 8th March

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Neil Doherty review 'Stride' from Jafaris, 'Sucker Punch' from Sigrid and 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 1' from Foals

'The Red Thread', an exhibition by Liliane Tomasko

Liliane Tomasko explains how sleep and the dream world inspired her exhibition 'The Red Thread'

'The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories', edited by Jhumpa Lahiri

The writer Jhumpa Lahiri, who has edited the anthology 'The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories'

Thursday 7th March

Review: The Children' at the Gate Theatre

Eithne Shortall reviews 'The Children' at the Gate Theatre

Review: 'Last Ones Left Alive' by Sarah Davis Goff

Maev Kennedy reviews 'Last Ones Left Alive', the debut novel by Sarah Davis-Goff (published by Tinder Press)

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Chris Wasser review 'Captain Marvel', 'The Kindergarten Teacher' and 'Everybody Knows'

Wednesday 6th March

Review: 'Nathaniel Hone: Birth of a Landscape Artist' at the National Gallery

Eve Parnell reviews 'Nathaniel Hone: Birth of a Landscape Artist' at the National Gallery

TV previews - 'MotherFatherSon' and 'After Life'

Carl Austin previews 'MotherFatherSon' on BBC Two and 'After Life' on Netflix

'Black Leopard, Red Wolf' by Marlon James

Marlon James chats about 'Black Leopard, Red Wolf' (published by Hamish Hamilton)

Tuesday 5th March

Forgotten musical gem - 'Spirit of Eden' by Talk Talk

Donal Dineen on why the album 'Spirit of Eden' by Talk Talk is a forgotten musical gem

'Seahorse', a play by Christiane O'Mahony

Christiane O'Mahony chats about her play 'Seahorse'

'The Built Moment' by Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw discusses how her father's dementia inspired her collection of poetry 'The Built Moment' (published by Faber)

Review: 'The Wych Elm' by Tana French

Declan Burke reviews 'The Wych Elm' by Tana French (published by Penguin Viking)

Monday 4th March

'The Harvest', a play by Jane McCarthy

Jane McCarthy chats about her latest play 'The Harvest'

TV preview: 'Derry Girls', series 2

Mary McGill previews series 2 of 'Derry Girls', which begins tomorrow night on Channel 4

DJackulate at the Spectrum Festival 2019

Multi-instrumentalist and sample artist DJackulate, who performs as part of the Spectrum festival this week

'Leaving Neverland', a documentary on Channel 4

Daithí and Nadine O'Regan (both fans) look at the Michael Jackson documentary 'Leaving Neverland' / Keith Flint RIP

Friday 1st March

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Adam Hogan review 'Wasteland Baby' from Hozier, 'When I Get Home' from Solange and 'Crushing' from Julia Jacklin

'The White Crow', a screenplay by David Hare

David Hare, screenwriter of 'The White Crow', the Ralph Fiennes-directed film

Review: 'The Country Girls' at the Abbey Theatre

Helen Meany reviews 'The Country Girls' at the Abbey Theatre

Thursday 28th February

Brian Irvine Ensemble at the Spectrum Festival 2019

Brian Irvine, leader of the 12-piece Brian Irvine Ensemble who will perform at the Spectrum Festival next week

'Call Mr Robeson' and 'Just An Ordinary Lawyer', two shows by Tayo Aluko

Tayo Aluko whose show celebrates two important black role models - Paul Robeson and Tunji Sowande

Film reviews

Cara O'Doherty and Hilary White review 'The Hole In The Ground', 'Fighting With My Family' and 'The Aftermath'

André Previn RIP

David Brophy reflects on the career of pianist/conductor/composer André Previn, whose death has just been announced

Wednesday 27th February

The bicycle in art

James Fraser looks at the role the bicycle has played in literature and art

First Cut Youth Film Festival 2019

Elena Horgan, Max le Cain and Mary McGrath, participants in the First Cut Youth Film Festival in Youghal next week

'The Mirror Crack'd', a new adaptation comes to the Gaiety Theatre

Melly Still and Rachel Wagstaff, who have adapted the Agatha Christie crime story 'The Mirror Crack'd' for the stage

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