Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    Friday's show is a Culture Night special, with three hours of entertainment live from the heart of Dublin city centre - music, literature, poetry, drama.....tune in from 7pm - 10pm and join Sean Rocks and John Kelly as they bring you all the atmosphere from tonight's Culture Night celebrations from Temple Bar in Dublin

    Monday's programme will be a public interview with acclaimed author Martin Amis, recorded in front of a live audience at the recent  'Mountains to Sea' book festival

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

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