The Arts Show: Maura Walsh chats to singer/songwriter Ruba Shamshoum ahead of her performance at Bagots Hutton, Ormond Quay Dublin 17th April 2018.

Ruba is a Palestinian musician, born and raised in Nazareth and currently living in Dublin. Her music draws on a mix of Jazz with tinges of Middle Eastern and Arabic musical elements.  Ruba dove into music and made it her profession in 2011. She studied jazz…

Maura Walsh chats to Jeda De Bri Artistic Director and Co-writer ahead of her play Tryst which is running at the Project Arts Centre from 3 – 14 April

Tryst is a blistering piece of original Irish theatre, a piercing and timely contemporary drama that explores the price of curiosity, the limits of friendship and the complications of sex. Examining crisis, bodily autonomy and the politics of choice through the lens of a complex multi-directional relationship, …

Maura Walsh chats to James Mac Eoin, Public Relations Officer for The Producers which is running from 20th – 24th March at DCU, St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra Dublin 9

Description:  The Producers is presented by the Teachers’ Musical Society, a new Mel Brooks production. James is a primary school teacher at Scoil Fhursa inKilmore West, Dublin. He chats to me about the show, the society and AIMS (Association of Musical Societies).    The show is being staged…

The Arts Show: Maura Walsh chats to Peter Phillips, Tedfest organiser ahead of the festival which runs from 22nd February – 25th February

Tedfest which is now in it’s 12th year is the annual celebration of Father Ted that takes place each year on the Craggy Island of Inis Mor. The three day event takes place on the last weekend of February in order to commemorate the 20th…

Maura Walsh chats to best-selling Novelist, Dramatist and Director Martina Reilly, ahead of her play A Tale Of The Expected which is running from 7th December – 27th January

A Tale of the Expected is a sister play to her well-received Breathing Lessons. This play is a bitter sweet comedy, uplifting and emotional. it’s about a clash of personality, families and cultures. Lana is eighteen and pregnant and the reluctant father Roman (aka Mr. Party Central)…