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    coming up on Friday's show....Kay Sheehy's run-down of the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award continues with "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson, Marina Carr and Rachel West, judges for this year's PJ O'Connor Award for Radio Drama, the newly-appointed Ireland Professor of Poetry 2016 and the latest albums from Beth Orton, Robert Glasper reinterpreting Miles Davis and Catfish & The Bottlemen

    Arena Tuesday 11 February 2014


    Tribute to Sean Potts

    Throughout his life, Sean made a tremendous contribution to Irish music. A founder of both Ceoltoiri Chulann and of The Chieftains, he is also remembered by many musicians for his kind encouragement of younger people. He is survived by his wife, Bernie and children Cora; Sean Og; Sorcha and Ultan. Sean Rocks is joined by Gay McKeown Chief Executvie of Na Piobairi Uileann; by Harry Hughes of the Willie Clancy Summer School; by Peadar O Riada from Cul Aodh and by Peter Browne, himself a piper.

    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

    The 12th Jameson International Dublin Film Festival - Preview

    The 12th Jameson International Dublin Film Festival opens this Thursday, but what is on offer over the next 11 days of the festival? Harvey O'Brien has been trawling through the programme for Arena.

    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

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:38
      Title: Suddenly
      Composer: Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Album: One Breath, Domino, WIGCD284P
      Duration: 3:47

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