Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Music

Monday 22nd February

Bill McCarthy in session

Singer/songwriter Bill McCarthy talks about his dual career with the Augustines and being a solo artist

Official website:    www.weareaugustines.com

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

Friday 19th February

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “Phase” from John Garratt, “Victorious” from Wolfmother and “Painting With” from Animal Collective

Thursday 18th February

The Evertides in session

Alma Kelliher, Ruth McGill and Ruth Smith of The Evertides chat about how they discovered their vocal harmonies would work well as a group and their debut EP “The Evertides”

Official website:  http://theevertides.com

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

Wednesday 17th February

"The Other Half", by Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine

Crime writer Mark Billingham explains how literature and music collide in “The Other Half”, a collaboration with country music duo My Darling Clementine; they perform next week at The Sugar Club

Full details:  www.thesugarclub.com 

James Walmsley in session

Singer/songwriter James Walmsley chats about being part of comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce, his current alter-ego Black Wing Bird and his debut album “A Little Wisdom” 

Further details:  http://smockalley.com/smock-allies-scene-heard-festival-week-one-programme/

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

Tuesday 16th February

Stomptown Brass in session

9-member Stomptown Brass perform live in studio tracks from their forthcoming EP "Locomotive"

Official website:  www.stomptownbrass.com 

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

Monday 15th February

Regina Nathan celebrates "Sopranos"

Regina Nathan continues her short series profiling some of her favourite sopranos; in the last of the series tonight she talks about Renata Tebaldi

Full details:  www.nch.ie/Online/Regina-Nathan-22Feb16

Friday 12th February

Album reviews

Alan Corr and Aoife Barry review “My Wild West” from Lissie, “Is” from Bleeding Heart Pigeons and “Hidden City” from The Cult 

Thursday 11th February

Róisín Murphy returns to the Irish stage

Alan Corr interviewed singer Róisín Murphy about her latest album “Hairless Toys” ahead of her headline concert at the Olympia Theatre tonight

Official website:  www.roisinmurphyofficial.com   

Wednesday 10th February

August Wells in session

Chat and live music from Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger of New York duo August Wells

Official website:   www.augustwells.com 

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

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