Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....the new festival "Deep Focus" celebrating the work of female film directors from around the world, Lisa Owens whose debut novel "Not Working" represents the generation not trying to have it all, they just want to make sense of it all and the latest albums from Drake, Cyndi Lauper and Gregory Porter

    coming up on Monday's programme....John P Kelly directs "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Gaiety Theatre, visual artist Deirdre O'Mahony collaborates with north Clare senior citizens for Bealtaine 2016, music from poet Karl Parkinson and Mark Haddon chats about his latest book, a collection of short stories "The Pier Falls"

    Arena Wednesday 16 April 2014

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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

    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

    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 

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    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

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:11
      Title: Ykk
      Composer: Duignan/O Breachain
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Performer(s): We Cut Corners
      Album: YKK - Single
      Duration: 2:34
    • Title: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
      Composer: Thomas Moore Lyrics, Air Trad
      Performer(s): Leo Hanna
      Performer(s): Leo Hanna
      Album: The Songs of Thomas Moore and Percy French
      Duration: 3:42
    • Title: Star Of The County Down
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Leo Hanna
      Performer(s): Leo Hanna
      Duration: 1:51

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