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 26 November 2013


    Arena Tuesday 26th November 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Frank McGuinness

    Frank McGuinness on his novel 'Arimathea' and his early work 'Observe the sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme'. Arena's public interview with Frank McGuinness will be broadcast on Friday November 29th.


    Live Music - Louise Killeen

    Live music from Offaly-based musician Louise Killeen (with Brendan Emmett on guitar) who perform Coal Mines & Lord Franklin live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks -

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Coal Mines
      Composer: Louise
      Performer(s): LOUISE KILLEEN
      Performer(s): LOUISE KILLEEN
      Duration: 0:03:48
    • Title: Lord Franklin
      Composer: Trad arr Louise Killeen
      Performer(s): Louise Killeen
      Performer(s): Louise Killeen
      Album: Who's To Say It Is, N/A, N/A
      Duration: 0:04:22
    • Title: The Mother We Share (Radio Edit)
      Composer: Chvurches
      Performer(s): Chvrches
      Performer(s): Chvrches
      Album: The Bones of What we Believe , Virgin, B00F9JRGMM
      Duration: 0:03:10

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