Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Thursday's programme..........a preview of the second annual tribute to Levon Helm of legendary group The Band, a round-up of what's happening in Ireland on World Record Store Day, Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the various events taking place during this weekend's Battle of Clontarf Festival and films for review are The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Sea and We Are The Best.

    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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