Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Monday's show.....in December 1904 the Abbey Theatre in Dublin officially opened it's doors. Tonight is an Arena special marking the history of a vital institution that has been at the heart of Ireland's cultural life for 110 years.  Plus, musician Kevin Nolan chats about the First Fortnight 'Hootenanny' in St Patrick's Hospital, a festival aiming to reduce the stigma around mental health

    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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