Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm



    RDS Music Bursary winner

    the winner of the €10,000 RDS Music Bursary is 18-year old Cork trombonist Clara Daly Donnellan


    Mama King

    an interview and live music with the Australian singer/songwriter/ukelele player Mama Kin        

    Official website at



    Album reviews

    Aoife Barry and Simon Maher review latest albums – “Everyday Robots” by Damon Albarn,  “Tribal” by Imelda May and “Indie Cindy” by The Pixies


    Nurse With Wound sound artist

    Abie Philbin Bowman interviews avant-garde sound artist Steven Stapleton of experimental band Nurse With Wound    

    For more information about his 12-hour 'The Sleep Concert' at this year's Drogheda Arts Festival check out      


    Nighthawks Arts Collective

    The regular Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio, featuring music from One Horse Pony, Wyvern Lingo, Ross Breen, Ann Scott, Scott Maher and The Statics,  comedy from Jim Elliott, poet Colm Keegan and comic writer Colm Liddy  

    Check out the Nighthawks at the Cobalt Cafe page on Facebook

    For copyright reasons this programme is not available as a podcast


    Culwick Choral Society

    Bernie Sherlock talks about her work as director of the Culwick Choral Society who are performing at the NCH on Thursday 24th April. The programme will include Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

    Check out for more information


    World Record Store Day

    Edel Coffey reports on what is happening in independent music shops around the country on World Record Store Day this weekend – she talks to Nigel Kenny of Wingnut, Albert Twomey of Plugd Records in Cork and Steve Kearns of Spin Dizzy in Georges Arcade in Dublin

    Full details at


    Rap anniversary

    Jim Carroll on 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking rap album “Illmatic” by Nas

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