Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

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Wednesday 24th June

Courtney Lewis conducts the RTÉ NSO summer season

Belfast-born conductor Courtney Lewis returns to Ireland to conduct the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in their summer season

Full details: www.rte.ie/orchestras/nationalsymphonyorchestra & www.nch.ie  

A tribute to Grant Green

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to musicians Nigel Mooney and Hugh Buckley about their tribute tour to the music of jazz guitarist Grant Green  

Full details:  www.nigelmooney.com   

Tuesday 23rd June

Lisa Canny in session

Singer/songwriter/harpist Lisa Canny chats about her style of music and her debut single “Lifeline”

Official website:  www.lisacanny.com 

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

 

Monday 22nd June

Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music & Song 2015

Donal Lunny and John Carty with a preview of what people can expect at this year’s Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music & Song at the University of Limerick

Full details:  www.blas.ie   

 

Friday 19th June

Album reviews

Alan Corr and Róisin Dwyer review “No Place In Heaven” by Mika, “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges and “Get To Heaven” by Everything Everything

Thursday 18th June

RTÉ Concert Orchestra string quartet

RTÉ Concert Orchestra string quartet perform live (Mia Cooper and Camille Bonnard on violin, Nicole Fischer on viola and Yue Tang on cello) ahead of the Concert Orchestra’s summer season

Official website:  www.rte.ie/co  

Wednesday 17th June

Little Hours in session

Ryan McCloskey and John Doherty of Donegal band “Little Hours”

Official website:  www.facebook.com/LittleHoursMusic  

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

"Songs from the Swans at Coole" by Michael Scott

The composer Michael Scott talks about his new work “Songs from The Swans at Coole”, a new song cycle inspired by the poetry of WB Yeats

Further details:  https://mobile.twitter.com/yeatssongs 

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

Tuesday 16th June

Katie Kim, live in session

Waterford singer/songwriter Katie Kim talks about her career to date and working on her fourth album

Official website:  https://katiekim.bandcamp.com 

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

 

Monday 15th June

Review: "It's A Long Story: My Life" by Willie Nelson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “It’s A Long Story: My Life”, the autobiography of Willie Nelson (published by Sphere)

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