Arena Monday 8 January 2018

on Friday's show......our trip into the west comes to an end tonight, live from the "Tread Softly" festival in Sligo. With live music, poetry, the launch of a new writing anthology and theatre - all reflecting our location in Yeats Country

 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented tonight by Kay Sheehy

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3 short stories that caused a stir

3 short stories that caused a stir

Sinead Gleeson looks at three short stories that caused a stir on publication - "Cat Person" by Kristen Roupenian, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk

First Fortnight Festival - "Sally Denver Matthews" by Gilly O'Shea

First Fortnight Festival - "Sally Denver Matthews" by Gilly O'Shea

Gilly O'Shea, writer/performer of "Sally Denver Matthews", her one-woman comic play examining the plight of the new mother; it is part of the First Fortnight mental health arts festival

Further details:   www.firstfortnight.ie 

50th anniversary of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

50th anniversary of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Karl Tsigdinos marks the 50th anniversary of Johnny's Cash's iconic concert at Folsom Prison

"The Weekend Dad" by Alison Walsh

"The Weekend Dad" by Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh, author of "The Weekend Dad", about a struggling poet who has to become a father to the daughter he didn't know he had (published by Hachette Ireland)

Music Played on the Show

Folsom Prison Blues

Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash

2:45

Greystone Chapel

Greystone Chapel

Johnny Cash

1:38

Cocaine Blues

Cocaine Blues

Johnny Cash

2:40

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