Arena With Seán Rocks

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    Mel Parsons in Session

    New Zealand Folk singer joins Sean Rocks in Studio. She performs her track I Won't Let You Down and Things Will get good. www.melparsons.com

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    Album Reviews

    This weeks album reviews are Laura Marling, Texas & Stooshe joining Sean Rocks in studio to discuss is Angela Dorgan & Simon Maher

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    Live Music - Tumbling Bones

    Maine trio Tumbling Bones perform 'Darlin' Nelly' and 'How they're Rolling' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band are currently touring Ireland - www.tumblingbones.com/tour for details.

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    Music - Costello, Git Buck & Willa

    James Costello and Git Buck are poets and hip hop artists from Dublin's northside. Earlier this year they were the subject of a documentary called Broken Song. They've now released a rap album called Mary Jane. Arena asked them to come into studio - along with blues singer William Lee - known as Willa - to perform 'Illosophical'.

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    Music Books

    Tony Clayton-Lea on the books 'Text & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll - the Beats and Rock Culture' by Simon Warner (Publishers Bloomsbury) and 'Harry Styles - Every Piece of Me' by Louisa Jepson (Publishers Simon & Schuster).

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    Live Music - Crow Black Chicken

    Crow Black Chicken perform 'White Lightning' and 'Sit With Satan' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band's website for music and gig dates is www.crowblackchicken.com.

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    Live Music - John Smith

    Singer-Songwriter John Smith performs 'Salty and Sweet' and 'Great Lakes' live in studio. John's new album is called 'Great Lakes' and he supports Iron and Wine at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday May 29th.

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    Death of Ray Manzarek

    Ray Manzarek of The Doors has died at the age of 74. Clip of Ray Manzarek from Arena in 2010 when Ray Manzarek played at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

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    Live Music - Red Sail

    Red Sail perform 'Sailing Song' and 'Balcony Balloons' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks - www.redsailmusic.com.

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    Album Reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review this week's new album releases 'Random Access Memories' from Daft Punk, 'Trouble Will Find Me' from The National & 'Momentum' from Jamie Cullum with Seán Rocks.

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