Arena Tuesday 11 February 2014
coming up on Friday's show....today we mark the anniversary of the first day of the one of the most tragic battles of the 20th century, the battle of the Somme, with a special programme on how the battle and the wider fallout from World War I is reflected in Irish literature, art, music and cultural memory
The Duke Special Gramophone Club
From the dawn of the twentieth century until the Second World War, recorded music was played on gramophones on " 78" discs made of shellac.
After the War, vinyl emerged as the standard for LPs, eventually ceding to the digital age with CDs; i tunes and spotify.
But now, in the early years of the twenty first century, enthusiastic DJ's are returning to the old shellac gramophone records..
Tomorrow evening sees the inauguration of The Duke Special Gramophone Club at nine o'clock at the Liquor Rooms here in Dublin and Duke joins Sean with a gramophone and shellacs to explain his passion www.dukespecial.com/
Look Back at the Life of Shirley Temple
The former child star, Shirley Temple had died at the age of 85 today. Temple, who began her film career at the age of 3, was the number one box office draw, from 1935-1938, all before her 11th birthday.
Joining Sean to discuss her life and legacy, is John Byrne and Ciara Barret