Arena Tuesday 1 May 2018

On Thursday's show, Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Stephen Boyd are on hand for this week's film reviews including "Family Romance, LLC",  "The Old Guard" and "Blackwater Abyss". Paul Fahy  Artistic Director of the Galway International Arts Festival joins Sean to discuss the devastating effect that Covid 19 has had on the arts in Ireland and Amanda Craig chats about her ninth novel, the post-Brexit tale "The Golden Rule".

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"Order" by Democracia at the Rua Red, Tallaght

"Order" by Democracia at the Rua Red, Tallaght

Lisa Godson reviews a new take on the traditional opera, "Order" by the Madrid-based art collective Democracia; it is showing at Rua Red Gallery in Tallaght

Full details:   www.ruared.ie

RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2018

RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2018

The RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards are launched tonight and folk fans Nicola Joyce and Alan Woods explain what draws them to folk music and the artists who have inspired them

Further details:   www.rte.ie/culture/2018/0501/959533-inaugural-rte-radio-1-folk-awards-announced/

PhotoIreland Festival - "Last Breath" by Gerry Balfe Smyth

PhotoIreland Festival - "Last Breath" by Gerry Balfe Smyth

Gerry Balfe Smyth, the photographer whose exhibition "Last Breath" documents life in the St Teresa's Gardens corporation flat complex; it opens in the Pallas Projects as part of the PhotoIreland Festival

Full details:   http://pallasprojects.org/index.php/project/gerry-balfe-smythlast-breath

Review:  "Andrew Lloyd Webber: Unmasked, A Memoir"

Review: "Andrew Lloyd Webber: Unmasked, A Memoir"

Bill Hughes reviews "Andrew Lloyd Webber: Unmasked, A Memoir" (published by Harper Collins)

Music Played on the Show

Oom Sha La La

Oom Sha La La

Haley Heynderickx

2:54

Bean A' Leanna

Bean A' Leanna

Saileog Ni Ceannabháin

1:00

Fair And Tender Ladies

Fair And Tender Ladies

Lumiere

4:56

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