Arena Friday 17 May 2019

on Friday's show, presented by Kay Sheehy....album reviews, anticipating the new season of Peaky Blinders and "Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged The Literary Cold War" by Duncan White reviewed

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"The Porpoise" by Mark Haddon

"The Porpoise" by Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon chats about his latest novel "The Porpoise", which starts with a plane crash and focuses on the subsequent life of the sole survivor of that crash, a newborn baby (published by Chatto & Windus)

"Midsummer", a play at the Project Arts Centre

"Midsummer", a play at the Project Arts Centre

Roseanna Purcell and Aidan Crowe, actors in "Midsummer", a play with music about a divorce lawyer and an unhappily-divorced petty criminal who meet in a wine bar in Edinburgh one Friday night; it opens at the Project Arts Centre next Thursday

Full details:   https://projectartscentre.ie/

Album reviews

Album reviews

Siobhán Kane and Alan Corr review "I Am Easy To Find" from The National, "Dedicated" from Carly Rae Jepsen and "The River Holds Its Breath" from Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Music Played on the Show

Old Town

Old Town

Roseanna Purcell And Aidan Crowe

1:55

You Had Your Soul With You

You Had Your Soul With You

The National

3:25

Hairpin Turns

Hairpin Turns

The National

4:27

Party For One

Party For One

Carly Rae Jepsen

3:03

Everything He Needs

Everything He Needs

Carly Rae Jepsen

3:38

The River Holds Its Breath

The River Holds Its Breath

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

3:47

From The Mountain To The Sea

From The Mountain To The Sea

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

0:57

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