Arena Tuesday 18 December 2012

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena

Arena

A daily magazine programme which looks at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment

The Arts Council at 60 - 'Into The Light' Exhibition

The Arts Council at 60 - 'Into The Light' Exhibition

Declan Long discusses The Arts Council's 'Into the Light' exhibition with Sean Rocks. - www.artscouncil.ie for full details.

'Loves' - Colm O'Snodaigh of Kila

'Loves' - Colm O'Snodaigh of Kila

Colm O'Snodaigh of the band Kila chooses the song 'Jesus Blood' by Gavin Bryars, Tom Waits and an unnamed homeless man as something he 'Loves'.

Live Music - Turn

Live Music - Turn

Turn perform 'In Position' and 'Summer Song' live in studio with interview by Sean Rocks. The band play the Roisin Dubh in Galway on December 20th, The Button Factory in Dublin on December 21st, Cyprus Avenue in Cork on December 27th and The Spirit Store in Dundalk on December 30th.

Christmas Album Reviews

Christmas Album Reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Tony Clayton-Lea review the Christmas albums 'Merry Christmas, Baby' from Rod Stewart , 'Silver and Gold' from Sufjan Stevens and 'December' from Scala and Kolacny Brothers with Sean Rocks.

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