Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Music

Wednesday 4th November

Review: "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" by Grace Jones

Róisín Dwyer reviews “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”, the autobiography by Grace Jones and Paul Morley (published by Simon & Schuster)

Tuesday 3rd November

"Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette

Rachel Breslin on the 20th anniversary re-issue of Alanis Morissette’s international debut album “Jagged Little Pill”

Chat with All Tvvins

Conor Adams and Lar Kaye from Irish band All Tvvins

Official website: http://alltvvins.com 

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

Monday 2nd November

Pugwash in session

Thomas Walsh of Pugwash chats about their latest album “Play This Intimately As If Among Friends”

Official website:  www.facebook.com/pugwashtheband   

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

Review: “Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 years of Pop Music” by Peter Doggett

John Meagher reviews “Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 years of Pop Music” by Peter Doggett (published by Bodley Head)

Friday 30th October

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Chris Wasser review “Courting The Squall” from Guy Garvey, “Divers” from Joanna Newsom and “Return To The Moon” from El Vy

Thursday 29th October

Composer Gerald Barry and the RTÉ NSO

Gerald Barry, composer-in-residence for RTÉ previews the first event of his new tenure when Hugh Tinney and RTE National Symphony Orchestra will perform the Irish premiere of his Piano Concerto at the National Concert Hall tomorrow night

Further details:  www.nch.ie 

Wednesday 28th October

Album review: "SOLO: Songs and Collaborations 1982-2015" by Tracey Thorn

Tony Clayton Lea reviews the new Tracey Thorn album “SOLO: Songs and Collaborations 1982 – 2015”

Official website:  www.traceythorn.com        

Tara Erraught in session

Mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught talks about becoming a professional performer and performs live

Further details:  www.nch.ie   

Official website:   www.taraerraught.com   

 

Tuesday 20th October

Kieran Quinn

Joining Seán Rocks in our music studio is pianist Kieran Quinn. Kieran’s second album The Next One was released recently and he’s currently on tour across the country.

Many people may recognise his name from being part of the Sligo county football team for eight years. His career in Gaelic Football ended in 2008 and he has been working as a professional musician ever since.

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