Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Music

Monday 4th January

The legacy of Phil Lynott

Róisín Dwyer on how the legacy of Phil Lynott endures 30 years after his death

Thursday 24th December

Christmas Eve special

Christmas Eve special with seasonal music from Celine Byrne, Simon Morgan, Lisa Lambe and John Sheahan and stories from Daniel Seery, Paul Timoney and Rob Doyle

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

Monday 21st December

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in session

Chat and live music with Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 

Official website: www.hypnoticbrassensemble.com  

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

First album from the UCD Choral Scholars

Desmond Earley, choral director and Abby Molloy, singer with the UCD Choral Scholars which is a choir dedicated to performing works by living composers; they have just released their first album “Invisible Stars”

Official website:  http://ucdchoralscholars.ie  

(for copyright reasons the music in this interview is not available for download)

Friday 18th December

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review “Tell Me I’m Pretty” by Cage The Elephant, “Life” by Sigma and “Code Red” by Monica

Thursday 17th December

"Songs From The Beautiful City: The Cork Urban Ballads" by Jimmy Crowley

Irish folk singer/song collector Jimmy Crowley chats about and performs some of the ballads featured in his new book “Songs From The Beautiful City: The Cork Urban Ballads” (published by Free State Press)

Official website:  www.jimmycrowley.com

Wednesday 16th December

Ann Scott in session

Folk singer Ann Scott performs live and chats about how motherhood has changed her writing and getting her music to the public 

Official website:   www.annscott.net    

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

 

Tuesday 15th December

Aoife Scott in session

Aoife Scott performs live and chats about her debut album “Carry The Day”, her attachment to the Irish language and the musical influence of her mother Frances Black 

Official website:   http://aoifescott.com 

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

Review: “David Bowie in Darkness: A Study of 1.Outside and the Late Career” by Nicholas Greco

Róisín Dywer reviews the new book “David Bowie in Darkness: A Study of 1.Outside and the Late Career” by Nicholas P. Greco, a look at how Bowie has negotiated the worlds of celebrity and music in the latter part of his career (published by McFarland)

Launch of the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to Veronica Dunne and some of her students at the launch today of the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

Official website:   www.vdiscompetition.com  

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