Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Music

Wednesday 18th November

Benjamin Appl, baritone

German baritone Benjamin Appl chats about his career path ahead of his performances in Ireland as part of a Music Network tour

Further details:  www.musicnetwork.ie  

Official website:  www.benjaminappl.com    

 

Tuesday 17th November

Review: “Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl” by Carrie Brownstein

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl”, the memoir by Sleator Kinney frontwoman Carrie Brownstein (published by Virago Books)

"In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited" at the National Concert Hall

Jazz singer Sofia Brous and multi-instrumentalist, Mick Harvey (founding member of The Bad Seeds with Nick Cave) who will be performing at the ‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited’ live concert tomorrow night at the National Concert Hall

Further details:   www.nch.ie 

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

Monday 16th November

Francesco Turrisi, jazz musician

Francesco Turrisi who is one of the performers at the “Strut” pop-up jazz club at The Peacock stage of the Abbey later this week

Full details:  www.abbeytheatre.ie    

Official website:  www.francescoturrisi.com

Remembering reggae producer Sir Coxsone Dodd

Jim Carroll on the legacy of Sir Coxsone Dodd, a music producer who was responsible for starting the careers of Jamaican reggae legends and is now remembered in a Soul Jazz album called “Coxsone’s Music: The First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone The Downbeat, 1960 – 1962”

Friday 13th November

Arena at the Dublin Book Festival 2015

Tonight's show is live from Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Dublin Book Festival; guests include poet Kate Dempsey and authors Frankie Gaffney, Danielle McLaughlin and Reggie Chamberlain King and live music from The Matthews and The Healing

Full details: www.dublinbookfestival.com      

Thursday 12th November

The North Sea in session

Singer Eoin Kenny and bassist Lee Carr from the band The North Sea chat about and perform tracks from their latest album “Anniversary”

Further details:    www.facebook.com/thenorthseapage   

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

Wednesday 11th November

Men Of Twenty in session

Chat with lead vocalist Johnny McDonnell and lead guitarist Daniel Clarke of Limerick band Men Of Twenty

Further details:     www.facebook.com/MenOfTwenty   

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

Tuesday 10th November

New album from Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant talks about “Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings”, a revisiting of her debut solo album from 20 years ago

Official website:  www.nataliemerchant.com    

New album from Somadrone

Dublin electronic musician Neil O’Connor, aka Somadrone, talks about his newly-released fifth album “Oracle”

Official website:  www.iamsomadrone.com        

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