Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show..."Pull Down A Horseman", playwright Eugene McCabe's fictional account of how Connolly and Pearse decided on the date for the 1916 Rising, from a childhood in war-torn Biafra to the search for the meaning of love in author Chinelo Okparanta's "Under The Udala Trees" and the latest albums from Rhianna, Elton John and Field Music 

    Arena Friday 2 May 2014

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Jonathan Price in the cast of the BBC tv adaptation the Wolf Hall, Jeremy Paxman to try his hand at comedy, a growing hurling hip hop culture in Ireland - rap song The Art of the Clash already making waves 

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    Ireland/Hungary cultural links

    Evelyn O’Rourke reports from the launch of the book “The Club At Eddy’s Bar” by Zoltan Boszormenyi which explores the cultural links between Hungary and Ireland (published by Phaeton Publishing)

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    Homophobia and football

    the actor/playwright Rob Ward talks about his role in “Away From Home”, a play about the culture of homophobia in football which is on in Dublin next week as part of the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival    

    Full listings at www.gaytheatre.ie

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Air Balloon
      Composer: L Allen/K Schuster
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Album: Sheezus (Deluxe Edition)
      Duration: 4:03
    • Title: Silver Spoon
      Composer: L Allen/G Kurstin
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Performer(s): Lily Allen
      Duration: 0:50
    • Title: Love Me Like I'M Not Made Of Stone
      Composer: Li/Yttling/Nowels
      Performer(s): Lykke Li
      Performer(s): Lykke Li
      Album: I Never Learn, Atlantic, 825646295586
      Duration: 3:41
    • Title: Sleeping Alone
      Composer: Li/Yttling
      Performer(s): Lykke Li
      Performer(s): Lykke Li
      Album: I Never Learn, Atlantic, 825646295586
      Duration: 2:54
    • Title: Water Fountain
      Composer: M Garbus/N Brenner
      Performer(s): Tune Yards
      Performer(s): Tune Yards
      Duration: 0:55
    • Title: Wait For A Minute
      Composer: M Garbus
      Performer(s): Tune Yards
      Performer(s): Tune Yards
      Duration: 0:58

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