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The Arts Show is what RTE Radio One have decided to call the latest incarnation of their daily yakathon about the arts which goes live on Monday November 5. If that name was good enough for Mike Murphy, it’s good …

Thu, Oct 18, 2007, 21:18

   

The Arts Show is what RTE Radio One have decided to call the latest incarnation of their daily yakathon about the arts which goes live on Monday November 5. If that name was good enough for Mike Murphy, it’s good enough for new presenter, playwright Vincent Woods.

From the press release:

Over the course of the first few weeks The Arts Show will look at the writings of Kate O’Brien and Philip Roth, the life of the great ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and the poetry of Seán Ó Ríordáin and Vincent Woods will discuss with guests the challenges of making a living out of traditional music at the ‘Cruinniú’ conference in Glór in Ennis and the show will visit the Armagh Pipers Festival.

Jazz fans will be treated to a live performance from the Fred Hersch trio, author Robert Harris will be discussing his favourite book and, in ‘The Arts Show Focus’ series Vincent and the team will look at the idea of ‘the road’ in films, books and music.

Vincent will also be talking to writer Ken Follet and to Sandra Smith, translator of the novels of Irene Nemirovsky.

Yes, another arts show aimed squarely at the women-with-scarves and the men-with-beards who dominate the world of Irish arts and culture from opening nights at the Abbey to poetry readings in regional arts centres. Fantastic. Can’t wait to hear their review of The Order of the Phoenix Park, though.

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