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 Wednesday 4 December 2013

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    Arena Wednesday December 4th 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    New Planet Cabaret - Sarah Maria Griffin

    Sarah Maria Griffin reads her poem 'Amy Winehouse' from Arena's Anthology 'New Planet Cabaret'. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Writers In Schools Project which is funded by Poetry Ireland.

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    Ballymun Sing

    Evelyn O'Rourke reports on last minute preparations for the 'Ballymun - Sing' project with Allen Leech. The Christmas concert featuring The Ballymun choir and the National Chamber Choir will take place in Axis Ballymun on Thursday December 12th at 8pm - www.axis-ballymun.ie.

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    Live Music - Dúlra

    Dúlra perform 'Christmas Day Is Come' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The Wexford Carols is being supported by a Deis Award for Traditional Arts from the Arts Council. The concerts will take place in the Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda on Friday 6th Dec and in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on Saturday 7th December.

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    Arena Wednesday December 4th - Full Programme

    Alan Corr with Arts and Entertainment News, Daniel Radcliffe and Dane De Haan on their new film 'Kill Your Darlings', a review of 'Pride and Prejudice' at Dublin's Gate Theatre, Sarah Maria Griffin reads her poem 'Amy Winehouse drinks herself to death while watching YouTube videos of herself in a hotel room' from Arena's New Planet Cabaret, Diarmuid O'Conghaile on his new novel 'Being Alexander', Evelyn O'Rourke on the 'Ballymun Sing' project and live music from Dúlra.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Sonsick
      Composer: Ludwig-Leone, Ellis
      Performer(s): San Fermin
      Performer(s): San Fermin
      Album: San Fermin, Downtown Records, DWT70365
      Duration: 0:04:10
    • Title: Christmas Day Is Come
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Dúlra
      Performer(s): Dúlra
      Duration: 0:03:09

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