Arena Wednesday 24 January 2018

on Wednesday's show....remembering Philip Roth, Edel Coffey with two more reviews of novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist, artist James Earley and upbeat rock and roll with Paddy Hanna and band in session

Arena

Arena

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

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Jackie Kay talks Scotland, new poetry and a sense of place

Jackie Kay talks Scotland, new poetry and a sense of place

Former Scottish national poet Jackie Kay talks about Robbie Burns, a new generation of poets and her sense of identity

Further details:   www.poetryireland.ie

"Look Back In Anger" at the Gate, directed by Annabelle Comyn

"Look Back In Anger" at the Gate, directed by Annabelle Comyn

Annabelle Comyn who is directing a production of John Osborne's "Look Back In Anger" at the Gate Theatre

Further details:  www.gatetheatre.ie 

"A Long Way From Home" by Peter Carey

"A Long Way From Home" by Peter Carey

Peter Carey talks about why he wanted to explore the uncomfortable past of his home country Australia in his new novel "A Long Way From Home" (published by Faber & Faber)

Kaleidoscope, a mini-concert series

Kaleidoscope, a mini-concert series

Lioba Petrie explains the intention behind the mini-concert series Kaleidoscope, to take classical and experimental music into a more relaxed and informal environment; their gala concert takes place at The Sugar Club next week

Full details:   www.kaleidoscopenight.com

Music Played on the Show

By The Ewe Tree

By The Ewe Tree

Michelle O'Rourke - Soprano / Simon O'Connor - Piano

4:50

Winter - From The Four Seasons

Winter - From The Four Seasons

Katherine Hunka (Violin) And The Irish Chamber Orchestra

1:45

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