Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    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

    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: 5:23
    • Title: Autumn Leaves
      Composer: Joseph Kosma
      Performer(s): Jeanette Byrne
      Performer(s): Jeanette Byrne
      Duration: 3:12

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