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 Thursday 12 September 2013

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    Arena Thursday 12th September 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Mercury Music Prize

    Aoife Barry takes a look at the acts nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize for Best UK and Irish album. Villagers are nominated for the album 'Awayland'. The full list of nominated albums is on www.mercuryprize.com.

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    Theatre - Fair Balls T'yis

    Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the show 'Fair Balls T'yis' which runs in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College until 15th September. www.fringefest.com for further information.

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    Live Music - Waking Up Sunday

    Waking Up Sunday perform 'That Ain't Romance' and 'Instinct' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band's website for information and tour dates is www.wakingupsunday.com.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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