Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Tuesday 19 March 2013

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    Arena Tuesday 19th March 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Political Comedians

    Abie Philbin-Bowman on an Irish political cabinet made up entirely of Irish stand-up comedians.

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    Live Music - Cora Venus Lunny

    Cora Venus Lunny, presented by the Irish Composers Collective, will perform at the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday the 21st of March. The website is www.nch.ie. Cora Venus Lunny performs 'Wave' by Richard Gill live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks.

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    The Beatles - Please Please Me

    Tony Clayton-Lea on 50 years of the album 'Please Please Me' by The Beatles.

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    Crime Fiction Books

    Declan Burke on the latest crime fiction books including 'I Hear the Sirens in the Street' by Adrian McKinty (Serpent's Tail), 'Gone Again' by Doug Johnstone (Faber & Faber), 'The Carrier' by Sophie Hannah (Hodder and Stoughton) & 'The Polka Dot Girl' by Darragh McManus (Roundfire Books).

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:34 p.m.
      Title: Please Please Me
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Duration: 0:02:13
    • 07:41 p.m.
      Title: Twist and Shout
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Album: Please Please Me
      Duration: 0:02:46
    • 07:49 p.m.
      Title: I Saw Her Standing There
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Duration: 0:03:05

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