Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

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Music

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  

Monday 14th December

The Hothouse Flowers at 30

Liam Ó Maonlaí and Peter O’Toole from The Hothouse Flowers who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year

Official website:  www.hothouseflowers.com

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

Thursday 10th December

Christmas album reviews

Simon Maher and Rachel Breslin review “Christmas with Ella and Friends” from Ella Fitzgerald, “Beautiful Life At Christmas” from Nathan Carter, “My Christmas” from Placido Domingo and "A Kylie Christmas" from Kylie Minogue

Wednesday 9th December

Owensie in session

Dublin singer Owensie performs live and chats about the release of his third solo album “Dramamine”

Further details:  www.breakingtunes.com/owensie   

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

Friday 4th December

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Mark Whelan review “A Head Full of Dreams” from Coldplay, “Love, Sax and Flashbacks” debut album from Fleur East and “Silver Liner” from Ethan Johns

Thursday 3rd December

Colm Mac Con Iomaire in session

Colm Mac Con Iomaire chats about his unusual 5-string antique violin, performing his album “And Now The Weather” live, his career with bands like The Frames and now being a solo artist

Official website and tour details:  www.colmmacconiomaire.com        

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

"Donal Dineen presents...." at the Sirius Arts Centre

Donal Dineen explains what's in store at ‘Donal Dineen presents...’, a night of curated music and chat at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cork tomorrow night

Full details:  www.siriusartscentre.ie/music/donal-dineen-presents 

Wednesday 2nd December

"Asa, A Christmas Story" by Brian Byrne and Kasey Jones

Brian Byrne chats about his musical play “Asa, A Christmas Story” co-written with writer Kasey Jones and featuring a lonely seven year old boy who gets only a pencil for Christmas which he uses to draw himself into fantastical situations

Full details:  www.asachristmasstory.com 

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