Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....the new festival "Deep Focus" celebrating the work of female film directors from around the world, Lisa Owens whose debut novel "Not Working" represents the generation not trying to have it all, they just want to make sense of it all and the latest albums from Drake, Cyndi Lauper and Gregory Porter

    coming up on Monday's programme....John P Kelly directs "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Gaiety Theatre, visual artist Deirdre O'Mahony collaborates with north Clare senior citizens for Bealtaine 2016, music from poet Karl Parkinson and Mark Haddon chats about his latest book, a collection of short stories "The Pier Falls"

    Arena Thursday 9 January 2014

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    Arena Thursday 9th January 2014

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Arts News

    Sinead Mooney with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News including an archive clip of Playwright Brian Friel who celebrates his 85th birthday.

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    Comedian Neil Delamere

    Abie Philbin Bowman on Neil Delamere who is currently on his Irish tour with his show 'Smart Bomb'. Full details on www.neildelamere.com.

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    Arena Thursday January 9th - Full Programme

    Sinead Mooney with Arts News, reviews of the films 12 Years a Slave, The Delivery Man and The Railway Man, a review of Nuala Ní Chonchúir's 'Dublin and Other Fictions', Abie Philbin Bowman on Neil Delamere and Dave Lordan on Creative Writing Courses for 2014.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Like Real People Do
      Composer: Andrew John Hozier Byrne
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me to Church EP
      Duration: 4:17
    • Title: Regarding Your Lover
      Composer: Foy Vance
      Performer(s): Foy Vance
      Performer(s): Foy Vance
      Album: Joy of Nothing
      Duration: 3:10

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