Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future"

    Arena Monday 19 May 2014

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - Kate O'Toole reveals the ashes of her father Peter O'Toole are being kept at Áras an Uachtaráin until he can be laid to rest in the west of Ireland, the 10th Dublin Dance Theatre Festival starts tomorrow, Collins English Dictionary asks for public submissions for new additions to the dictionary - (words like felfie, adorkable have already been suggested)

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    Learning the alphabet

    the poet Colm Keegan reads his essay ‘LMNOP’, about the challenge of learning the alphabet when he was a child

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:16
      Title: Glory
      Composer: J Wasner/A Stack
      Performer(s): Wye Oak
      Performer(s): Wye Oak
      Album: Shriek
      Duration: 5:08
    • Title: Bells And Bow
      Composer: The Hard Ground
      Performer(s): The Hard Ground
      Performer(s): The Hard Ground
      Duration: 3:03
    • Title: Ashes
      Composer: The Hard Ground
      Performer(s): The Hard Ground
      Performer(s): The Hard Ground
      Duration: 2:30

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