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 9 April 2013

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    Arena Tuesday 9th April 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    Abie Philbin-Bowman on this year's shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The winner will be announced on June 6th - www.impacdublinaward.ie for full details.

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    Author Douglas Kennedy

    Author Douglas Kennedy on his new book 'Five Days'. The book tells the story of Laura, a radiologist in a small town in the state of Maine. The Publishers are Hutchinson.

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    Loves - Michel Le Grand

    Conductor Michel Le Grand chooses Frank Sinatra's version of 'Send in the Clowns'. Michel Le Grand was in Dublin recently to record with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

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    Music - Josh Ritter

    Josh Ritter joins Seán Rocks in studio and discusses his latest album 'The Beast in it's Tracks'. Josh performs in Ireland in July - www.joshritter.com for details & www.ticketmaster.ie for tickets.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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