coming up on Friday's show.....tonight's show is a 3-hour extravaganza live from Dublin Castle to celebrate Culture Night, in the company of pop, trad and classical musicians, poets, writers, actors and all with the supporting sounds of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Catherine Dunne on the Italian Activist and Writer Dacia Maraini who will take part in an event on Sunday May 26th at Dublin's Botanic Gardens. The event is organised by the Irish Writer's Centre - www.writerscentre.ie for full details.
Maine trio Tumbling Bones perform 'Darlin' Nelly' and 'How they're Rolling' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band are currently touring Ireland - www.tumblingbones.com/tour for details.
James Costello and Git Buck are poets and hip hop artists from Dublin's northside. Earlier this year they were the subject of a documentary called Broken Song. They've now released a rap album called Mary Jane. Arena asked them to come into studio - along with blues singer William Lee - known as Willa - to perform 'Illosophical'.
Tony Clayton-Lea on the books 'Text & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll - the Beats and Rock Culture' by Simon Warner (Publishers Bloomsbury) and 'Harry Styles - Every Piece of Me' by Louisa Jepson (Publishers Simon & Schuster).