Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Arena Friday 25 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, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - Pauline McGlynn joins cast of Eastenders, Microsoft gave ‘insulting offer’ to buy into Sub Pop indie record label, Peter Jackson changes name of the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy – it’ll now be called ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’

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One man show about model-making

One man show about model-making

Pat McGrath, playwright talks about his play “Small Plastic Wars”, a one-man show about an obsession with model-making. It opens at the New Theatre in Dublin and then tours the country for the month of May as part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival

See www.feilenabealtaine.ie for full details  

Madeleine D'Arcy, author

Madeleine D'Arcy, author

Madeleine D’Arcy, Hennessy Literary Award-winning writer talks about her first collection of short fiction “Waiting For The Bullet”, published by Doire Press  

Official website at www.madeleinedarcy.com

Niall Williams, author

Niall Williams, author

Abie Philbin Bowman meets author Niall Williams who talks about latest novel “History Of The Rain” (published by Bloomsbury) and how it was influenced by his living in Kiltumper, Co Clare

Official website at www.niallwilliams.com

Album reviews

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Simon Maher review latest albums – “Everyday Robots” by Damon Albarn,  “Tribal” by Imelda May and “Indie Cindy” by The Pixies

Music Played on the Show

18:44

Title: Heavy Seas Of Love

Composer: Damon Albarn

Performer(s): Damon Albarn

Album: Everyday Robots (Special Edition)

Duration: 3:58

00:00

Title: Hostiles

Composer: Damon Albarn

Performer(s): Damon Albarn

Album: Everyday Robots (Special Edition)

Duration: 4:24

00:00

Title: Wild Woman

Composer: Imelda May

Performer(s): Imelda May

Duration: 0:55

00:00

Title: Little Pixie

Composer: Imelda May

Performer(s): Imelda May

Album: Tribal (Deluxe)

Duration: 1:00

00:00

Title: What Goes Boom

Composer: F Black

Performer(s): Pixies

Duration: 1:09

00:00

Title: Indie Cindy

Composer: F Black

Performer(s): Pixies

Album: EP1

Duration: 4:53

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