Arena Wednesday 20 September 2017

on Friday's show.....the documentary that explains how music has helped Kevin Nolan deal with mental illness, traveller history explored through art and culture at the Hugh Lane Gallery and the latest albums from Kamasi Washington, Field Division and Gang Gang Dance

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"My Absolute Darling" by Gabriel Tallent

"My Absolute Darling" by Gabriel Tallent

Gabriel Tallent talks about his debut novel "My Absolute Darling", the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl called Turtle who has a difficult and troubling relationship with her father (published by Fourth Estate)

Review:  "A Legacy of Spies" by John le Carré

Review: "A Legacy of Spies" by John le Carré

Declan Burke reviews "A Legacy of Spies" by John le Carré, featuring former MI5 agent Guillam who has been pulled out of retirement to explain events, and possible murder, committed by MI5 in Berlin in the 1960's (published by Penguin)

"Horse Fair" by Rachael Hegarty

"Horse Fair" by Rachael Hegarty

Rachael Hegarty reads "Horse Fair" from her debut collection 'Flight Paths Over Finglas' (published by Salmon Poetry)

"Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect", a documentary by Mark Noonan

"Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect", a documentary by Mark Noonan

Mark Noonan talks about his film "Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect", about the Irish architect who is little known in Ireland other than for being the designer of the Convention Centre; it is showing at the IFI Documentary Festival at the end of the month

Full details:   http://ifi.ie/docfest

Katie Laffan in session

Katie Laffan in session

Singer/songwriter Katie Laffan chats about her route into a career in music, growing success and being a cultural trailblazer for Culture Night

Official website:   www.katielaffan.com 

Music Played on the Show

Crazy

Crazy

Katie Laffan

4:46

Green Dreams

Green Dreams

Katie Laffan

3:13

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