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 8 October 2013


    Arena Tuesday 8th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Hanif Kureishi and Roger Michel

    Hanif Kureishi and Roger Michel on their film 'Le Weekend' starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan which is released in Ireland on Friday October 11th.


    Jeanette Byrne - Edith Piaf

    Jeanette Byrne (accompanied by Derek McKenna) performs 'Autumn Leaves' live in studio. Jeannette will be performing her tribute show 'Edith Piaf - No Regrets' around the country - for full details.


    Theatre Review - The Commitments

    Eithne Shortall reviews the stage version of 'The Commitments' in London with Seán Rocks. The website for further information is


    Film Fatale Film Club

    Anna Taylor on the film club 'Film Fatale' which attempts to bring back the glamour to cinema - further information from

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Thousands Are Sailing
      Composer: Chevron
      Performer(s): Pogues
      Performer(s): Pogues
      Album: If I Should Fall From Grace With God (recordno: Cdnyr1), Pogue Mahone Records, CDNYR1
      Duration: 0:05:23
    • Title: Autumn Leaves
      Composer: Joseph Kosma
      Performer(s): Jeanette Byrne
      Performer(s): Jeanette Byrne
      Duration: 0:03:12

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