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 Wednesday 4 December 2013


    Arena Wednesday December 4th 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    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.


    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 -


    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.


    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.

    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: 4:10
    • Title: Christmas Day Is Come
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Dúlra
      Performer(s): Dúlra
      Duration: 3:09

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