Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

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Monday 23rd May

Overhead, The Albatross in session

Vinny Casey and Joe Panama from the band Overhead The Albatross about their debut album “Learning To Growl”

Official website:   www.overheadthealbatross.com 

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

Friday 20th May

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Simon Maher review “Fallen Angels” from Bob Dylan, “Lily” from Christy Moore and “These People” from Richard Ashcroft

Thursday 19th May

Remembering Gene Clark

Siobhan Kane with an essay remembering Gene Clark, a founding member of the band The Byrds who died 25 years ago this year

Wednesday 18th May

Paul Brady in session

Paul Brady chats about performing solo at the National Concert Hall next Tuesday in a career retrospective and whether you can learn the art of songwriting

Further details:   www.nch.ie

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

Tuesday 17th May

String Theory guitar festival

Shane Latimer (organiser) and Sean Carpio (musician) chat about the inaugural String Theory guitar festival this weekend, a celebration of contemporary electric guitar through improvised music

Full details:  http://stringtheoryfestival.com 

Monday 16th May

Larry Coryell in session

American jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell chats about his 50-year career in jazz and playing with artists like Miles Davis, addressing racial/civil rights issues in his music and composing an opera inspired by James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

Official website:   www.larrycoryell.net 

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

"On Bowie" by Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley explains why the music of David Bowie has had such an impact on his life in his book “On Bowie” (published by Serpents Tail)

Friday 13th May

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Laurence Mackin review “ A Moon Shaped Pool” by Radiohead, “The Wild Swans” by Foy Vance and “Mirage” by Digitalism

Wednesday 11th May

Le Vent du Nord in session

Nicolas Boulerice and Olivier Demers of French Canadian folk band Le Vent du Nord chat about their French roots and blending various forms of traditional music

Official website:   http://leventdunord.com   and   Irish tour details:  www.musicnetwork.ie 

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

Review: “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford

Róisín Dwyer reviews the new biography “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford (published by Omnibus Press)

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