The Poison Glen collection by Annemarie Ní Churreáin explores her native Donegal & her own family history taking the reader to Castlepollard & the Mother & Baby Home in which her father was born, Stephen Kelly with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Christmas Big Band special, Oh William! is Elizabeth Strout's new novel.
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Local Wonders - After Life review- Music for Galway
45:56Local Wonders is an anthology of poetry, edited by Pat Boran, more than 100 poets were charged with the task of taking inspiration from their locale, from the things that have seen them through the last couple of years, Chris Wasser reviews After Life, Music for Galway will present a weekend of music celebrating composer, Charles Villiers Stanford
Elvis Costello - Album reviews
40:12Elvis Costello discusses his new album The Boy Called If & his new podcast How to the Learn the Guitar & Y which is as much a philosophy of living as it is a guitar manual, Kate Brennan Harding & Brian Boyd review new albums from The Lumineers , FKA twigs, & Grace Cummings.
Film reviews: Memoria and Cow - Classics Now Festival - Ronnie Spector
44:29Film reviews: Memoria and Cow - Classics Now Festival - Ronnie Spector
Snowpoet - The Sopranos - Mick O'Dea
47:07Snowpoet are a London based musical collective led by Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella & bassist, Chris Hyson, The Sopranos heralded a new era of television, Dr Clare Clark marks the anniversary, available on Sky, Mick O’Dea discusses Inside an exhibition of still life paintings & interiors from the studio at the Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery Dublin.
Ricky Gervais After Life - Watership Down - Objects of Love
51:06Ricky Gervais’ After Life is the most watched British comedy of the last ten years, worldwide, Ricky Gervais & cast members incl. Diane Morgan joins Seán, Declan Burke on the classic book to film, Watership Down, Oliver Sears' The Objects of Love, in association with Holocaust Awareness Ireland, at Dublin Castle’s Bedford Hall until February 13th.
Bajazet - Classics Now - Cloud Studies
47:18Vivaldi’s Bajazet is the Irish National Opera’s first production of the New Year, Classics Now festival celebrates the art, literature & ideas of the Ancient Greeks & Romans, Cloud Studies is a new exhibition at Visual in Carlow.
Sidney Poitier - Hilary Rose - 2022 in Music
50:28Steven Benedict pays tribute to Sidney Poitier, whose death was announced today, he was a trail blazer as a black actor in a very white industry, Hilary Rose returns to on our screens in hit RTÉ drama Smother, Alan Corr and Nadine O'Regan look ahead to 2022, in music from breakthrough Irish artists to international music and concerts.
Film reviews - Louis Wain - Evolution of Acting
54:14Donald Clarke & Gemma Creagh review films, The 355 a spy caper with Jessica Chastain, Boiling Point, Ailey, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain with Benedict Cumberbatch has sparked an interest in the work of Louis Wain & the Chris Beetles Gallery in London is current exhibition is Louis Wain’s Cats, Steven Benedict discusses the evolution of acting.
Jan Carson - RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Andy Warhol - Every Brilliant Thing
52:51The Raptures is set in the small fictional Northern Irish town in the early 90s, Jan Carson's new novel explores how tragedy can both unite & tear apart a small community, Simon Maher on RTE Choice album of the year shortlist, Jess Fahy previews Andy Warhol's America, Every Brilliant Thing at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin
Brian Friel - Eagles - Joan Didion
51:51Shy Man, Show Man is about the playwright Brian Friel, Conall Morrison has been watching the documentary which airs on RTÉ One on Thursday at 10.15pm, 50 years on from their debut, The Eagles are back on a world tour, Author, journalist and chronicler of contemporary America, Joan Didion died over the Christmas at the age of 87.