Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm



    Wu-Tang Clan

    Jim Carroll profiles the career of American hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan


    Igudesman and Joo

    Igudesman and Joo talk about their act which combines classical music with physical comedy, ahead of their performance of "A Little Silent Night Music" at the National Concert Hall tonight

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    The story of "The Girl From Ipanema"

    Lorcan Clancy tells the story behind the song “The Girl From Ipanema”, 50 years after it became a hit and is now the second-most recorded pop song of all time

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


    Music books for Christmas

    Simon Maher with recommendations for music memoirs for Christmas –

    “Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me” by Bernard Sumner (published by Bantam Press)

    “Play On: Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac” by Mick Fleetwood (published by Little Brown)

    “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol (published by Touchstone)


    Album reviews

    Rachel Breslin and Chris Wasser review “Monuments To An Elegy” from  Smashing Pumpkins, “Vs (Other People’s Heartache Part III)” from Bastille and “A Los Campesinos Christmas” from Los Campesinos 

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