Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm


Arena Friday 14 February 2014

coming up on Wednesday's show.....playwright Stacey Gregg explores our relationship with technology in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, Helen Sedgwick, author of "The Comet Seekers", the ethereal music of Farah Elle and the new Irish film "A Date For Mad Mary"



Daily arts and popular culture show. Presented by Evelyn O'Rourke

Valentine's Night

Valentine's Night

Today is St. Valentine's Day and Arena celebrates both the agonies and ecstasies of love as it's been represented in music, poetry, literature, music and art.

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by writer John McKenna, arts journalist Yvonne Nolan, playwright Shaun Dunne and reviewer Roe McDermott.

Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott

The death was announced today, of the Irish painter and architect, Patrick Scott.

This sad news comes on the eve of a major retrospective of his work, due to open tomorrow.

It’s in two parts:

The first is in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the second part, dealing with his later career, is in Carlow’s VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art.

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Aidan Dunne, the visual Arts Editor of The Irish Times, and author of a major book on the artist, entitled simply 'Patrick Scott'. Also on the line is Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections at IMMA who curated the exhibition.

You can find out more about the exhibition here.

Arts News

Arts News

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Abie Philbin-Bowman for today's Arts News.


Music Played on the Show


Title: Move It

Performer(s): Cliff Richard

Album: The Greatest Rock N Roll Hits of the 50s, Vol. 2

Duration: 2:35


Title: Take This Longing

Performer(s): Leonard Cohen

Album: The Essential Leonard Cohen

Duration: 4:20


Title: Please

Composer: Little Green Cars / Faye O'Rourke

Performer(s): Little Green Cars

Album: Absolute Zero Glassnote GLS-0132-02

Duration: 4:23



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