Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Arena Wednesday 16 April 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

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - Omar Shariff will be a guest of honour at the Dublin Arabic Film Festival, the Huffington Post listsTemple Bar amongst the World’s 10 Most Disappointing Locations, there will be no foreign-language translations of the Morrisey autobiography ‘True To You’

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Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry

an interview with author Sebastian Barry about his latest novel "The Temporary Gentleman" (published by Faber & Faber) and the film version of "The Secret Scripture" that is in the works   

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Television preview

Roe McDermott looks forward to the new television series "Fargo", inspired by the Coen Brothers film from 1996  

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James Joyce, music & creativity

James Joyce, music & creativity

an interview with Padraig Trehy, director of “Shem The Penman Sings Again”, an experimental film exploring James Joyce’s love of singing and how he was inspired to write 'Finnegan's Wake' by his connection to tenor John McCormack

More information on this project at www.shemthepenman.com 

Film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer

Film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer

the film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer talks about his controversial documentary "The Act Of Killing" which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to re-enact their mass-killings

showing at the Lighthouse Cinema as part of the Darklight Festival - www.darklight.ie

US comedian Jim Gaffigan

US comedian Jim Gaffigan

Abie Philbin Bowman meets US comedian Jim Gaffigan, whose memoir 'Dad Is Fat' is published by Crown Publishing

Official website at www.jimgaffigan.com

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Music Played on the Show

18:11

Title: Ykk

Composer: Duignan/O Breachain

Performer(s): We Cut Corners

Album: YKK - Single

Duration: 2:34

00:00

Title: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Composer: Thomas Moore lyrics, air trad

Performer(s): Leo Hanna

Album: The Songs of Thomas Moore and Percy French

Duration: 3:42

00:00

Title: Star Of The County Down

Composer: trad

Performer(s): Leo Hanna

Duration: 1:51

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