Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....1950's superstar Tab Hunter describes a life lived in secret, at the GAZE LGBT Film Festival, - 20 rare episodes of Hancocks Half-Hour recreated at Happy Days Enniskillen Beckett Festival and the latest albums from Lianne la Havas, The Maccabees and Albert Hammond Junior

    on Monday's show....our public interview with actor John C Reilly filled the Town Hall Theatre in Galway during the recent Film Fleadh. You can hear the stories he shared about a life in film on tonight's show

    Arena Thursday 8 May 2014

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - Eoin Colfer announced as the third Laureate na nÓg which aims to promote the importance of childrens literature, the planned Morrissey biopic 'Stephen' apparently will cover his pre-Smiths life, Chuck Berry will receive the 2014 Polar Music Prize (musical equivalent of a Nobel Prize)

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    Film Reviews

    Shaun Dunne and Sinead Gleeson review latest releases - "Frank", "Before The Winter Chill" and "Sabotage" 

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    Dance and the female body

    choreographer/dancer Lucy Suggate reports on ‘Mind In The Flesh: Female Bodies in Contemporary Performance’, a 3-day dance symposium on what it means to be a female artist today, presented by Dance Limerick

    More information at http://dancelimerick.ie

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    Music books review

    Tony Clayton Lea reviews some of the latest music books - "Simply Thrilled: The Presposterous Story Of Postcard Records" by Simon Goddard (published by Ebury Press),  "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues" by Joel Selvin (published by Counterpoint Press),  "Bathed In Lightning" by Colin Harper (published by Jawbone Press) and "Rock Stars Stole My Life" by Mark Ellen (published by Coronet)     

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:52
      Title: Rip It Up
      Composer: Collins
      Performer(s): Orange Juice
      Performer(s): Orange Juice
      Album: Rip It Up
      Duration: 3:56
    • Title: The Cartographer
      Composer: Paul Noonan
      Performer(s): Printer Clips
      Performer(s): Printer Clips
      Album: The Left Sleeve EP
      Duration: 3:14
    • Title: Vapour Trail
      Composer: Paul Noonan
      Performer(s): Printer Clips
      Performer(s): Printer Clips
      Album: info n/a
      Duration: 3:57

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