Arena With Seán Rocks

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    coming up on Wednesday's show....the comedy of Reginald D Hunter, Afro Soul band Feather in session, in her latest novel "The Fallout", Margaret Scott interweaves the stories of four women coping with post bank crash Ireland and the latest biography of Paul McCartney - will it reveal anything new?

    Arena Tuesday 24 May 2016

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - Waking The Feminists movement wins prestigious US theatre award, death of Pink Panther star Bert Kwouk 

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    YouBloom Music Summit in Dublin 2016

    Donal Lunny who is mentoring aspiring musicians and those who want to work in the industry at the You Bloom Music Summit next week and singer Áine Cahill chats about the importance of treating a career in music as a business 

    Full details:   www.youbloom.com 

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    Reviews: Dublin Dance Festival 2016

    Deirdre Mulrooney reviews some of the productions at the Dublin Dance Festival – “Anam” by Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre, “Folds of the Crane” and “Liminal” solo pieces by Justine Cooper and Liadain Herriot, “Time Over Distance Over Time” by Liz Roche and “Bias” by Katherine O’Malley

    Full details:   www.dublindancefestival.ie 

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    Mary and the Pigeons in session

    Acoustic string folk band Mary and the Pigeons in session; their debut album is "Into Air"

    Official website:   www.marypigeons.com

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" by Dave Eggers

    Kay Sheehy with the sixth review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" by Dave Eggers - a man haunted by the death of his friend in a police shooting kidnaps seven people and brings them to a deserted army base in California to discuss issues like the lack of purpose for young men like him

    Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: White Piano
      Composer: Áine Cahill
      Performer(s): Áine Cahill
      Performer(s): Áine Cahill
      Duration: 4:05
    • Title: Land Of Hope And Dreams
      Composer: Bruce Springsteen
      Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band
      Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band
      Album: Wrecking Ball, Columbia
      Duration: 2:20
    • Title: Halfway There
      Composer: Mary Barnecutt
      Performer(s): Mary And The Pigeons
      Performer(s): Mary And The Pigeons
      Album: Into Air, Shark Woman
      Duration: 3:40
    • Title: Moving
      Composer: Barnecutt, Mary
      Performer(s): Mary And The Pigeons
      Performer(s): Mary And The Pigeons
      Album: Into Air, Shark Woman, SW001
      Duration: 3:14

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