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 Friday 10 January 2014


    Arena Friday 10th January 2014

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Book - Difficult Men

    Sinead Gleeson on the book 'Difficult Men: behind the scenes of a creative revolution: From the Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad' by Brett Martin which is Published by Penguin.


    Arena Friday 10th January 2014 - Full Programme

    Arts News with Abie Philbin Bowman, Nerys Williams and Darryl Jones on Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas and Sinead Gleeson on the book 'Difficult Men' by Brett Martin.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Cavalier
      Composer: James McMorrow
      Performer(s): James Vincent Mcmorrow
      Performer(s): James Vincent Mcmorrow
      Album: Post Tropical, FACTD15
      Duration: 0:04:58
    • Title: Gold
      Composer: McMorrow, James Vincent
      Performer(s): James Vincent McMorrow
      Performer(s): James Vincent McMorrow
      Album: Post Tropical, Faction, FACTD15
      Duration: 0:02:55
    • Title: Sequins
      Composer: Kathryn Williams / Ed Harcourt
      Performer(s): Kathryn Williams
      Performer(s): Kathryn Williams
      Album: Crown Electric, One Little Indian, TPLP1189CD
      Duration: 0:00:57
    • Title: High Hopes
      Composer: Bruce Springsteen
      Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen
      Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen
      Album: High Hopes
      Duration: 0:05:11

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