coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge
Sonya Kelly on being blue in the face after touring her show 'The Wheelchair On My Face' to over 50 venues. The show is at the Kinsale Arts Festival in Cork on July 10th and 11th - www.kinsaleartsfestival.com.
A play in which an Irish man tells of how his life changed when he went to Senegal has already been a huge success at the Dublin Fringe Festival. It's called 'Gis a shot of your bongos, Mister'. Brian Fleming and Senegalese musician Chico join Seán Rocks. It's part of this week's Big Bang Festival - www.bigbangfestival.com.