Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm



    One Direction

    Chris Wasser with a guide to the phenomenon that is One Direction


    Roy Orbison

    Simon Maher with a career retrospective of Roy Orbison, the last album he recorded is “Mystery Girl’ and it has just been re-released    


    Gaiety School of Acting graduates

    2014 graduating students from the Gaiety School of Acting perform live in studio, with their tutor Roger Gregg and the Bee Loud Glade Collective

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


    Album Reviews

    Edel Coffey and Jonathan Creasy review new albums - "Ghost Stories" from Coldplay, "Upside Down Mountain" from Conor Oberst and "What Have We Become" from Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott  


    Other people's taste in music

    John Byrne reviews “Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste” by Carl Wilson (published by Bloomsbury), a book that looks at how people organise their identities around their professed love for different types of music


    Album reviews

    Sinead Ní Mhordha and Eoin Glackin review new albums - "Xscape" by Michael Jackson, "Turn Blue" from The Black Keys and "Unrepentant Geraldines" by Tori Amos  


    Printer Clips

    an interview with Paul Noonan and Maria Doyle Kennedy about their musical side-project Printer Clips

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    (for copyright reasons the live music played during this interview is not available to download)


    Music books review

    Tony Clayton Lea reviews some of the latest music books - "Simply Thrilled: The Presposterous Story Of Postcard Records" by Simon Goddard (published by Ebury Press),  "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues" by Joel Selvin (published by Counterpoint Press),  "Bathed In Lightning" by Colin Harper (published by Jawbone Press) and "Rock Stars Stole My Life" by Mark Ellen (published by Coronet)     

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