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John Connolly

Irish author John Connolly with a selection of music from his collection. He talks about how the artists and albums helped shape him as an author and person.

Irish author, John Connolly, brings us a selection of music from his record collection and talks about how the artists and albums helped shape him as an author and person. His latest novel - A Game Of Ghosts - is the 15th Charlie Parker mystery thriller.

John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968 and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a dogsbody at Harrods department store in London. He studied English in Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute.

His first novel, Every Dead Thing, was published in 1999, and introduced the character of Charlie Parker, a former policeman hunting the killer of his wife and daughter.

First broadcast in 2016..

1 hour

Last on

Tue 6 Aug 2019 01:00

Music Played

  • Roxy Music

    DANCE AWAY

    • THAT LOVING FEELING VOLUME 3.
    • DINO.
    • DINCD-11.
  • Japan

    My New Career

    • Gentlemen Take Polaroids.
    • Virgin.
    • VGCD 3510.
  • Laurel & Hardy & The Avalon Boys

    The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

    • GOLDEN AGE HOLLYWOOD COMEDY LAUREL&HARDY.
    • LIBERTY.
    • UAG-29676.
  • Red House Painters

    Grace Cathedral Park

    • Retrospective.
    • 4AD.
    • DAD-9013.
  • The Blue Nile

    A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS

    • A Walk Across The Rooftops.
    • Linn.
    • LKHCD-1.
  • Jeff Buckley & Elizabeth Fraser

    All Flowers In Time

  • Kate Bush

    WUTHERING HEIGHTS

    • THE KICK INSIDE.
    • EMI.
    • CDP-7460122.
  • Talk Talk

    It's Getting late in the Evening

    • Asides and Besides.
    • EMI.
    • 854-8072.
  • ’Til Tuesday

    The Other End (Of The Telescope)

    • Coming Up Close - A Retrospective.
    • Epic.
    • CDCOL 5157 H.
  • Prefab Sprout

    Lions in My Own Garden

    • 38 CARAT COLLECTION.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 496285-2.
  • Warren Zevon

    desperados under the eaves

    • Preludes.
    • new west.
    • nwa-3023.
  • The John Barry Orchestra

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    • The Best of John Barry.
    • Columbia.
    • 488582-2.
  • Roxy Music

    Dance Away

    • Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life.
    • Eg.
  • Japan

    My New Career

  • Laurel & Hardy & The Avalon Boys

    The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

    • The Movie Collection (Various Artists.
    • Deja Vu.
  • Red House Painters

    Grace Cathedral Park

  • The Blue Nile

    A Walk Across the Rooftops

  • Kate Bush

    Wuthering Heights

    • The Kick Inside.
    • EMI.
  • Talk Talk

    It's Getting Late In The Evening

  • ’Til Tuesday

    The Other End Of The Telescope

  • Prefab Sprout

    Lions In My Own Garden

  • Warren Zevon

    Desperados Under The Eaves

  • John Barry

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    • The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa.
    • EMI.
  • The Specials

    Enjoy Yourself

    • MORE SPECIALS.
    • Chrysalis.
  • The Staple Singers

    Let's Do it again

    • Charly.

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