Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    coming up on Tuesday's show....columnist/author/cultural commentator Lindy West, Róisín O'Donnell examines life in 21st century Ireland in her debut collection of short stories "Wild Quiet", The Rolling Stones are the subject of "Exhibitionism" at the Saatchi Gallery in London and Dublin rapper Costello chats and performs live

    Arena Friday 23 May 2014


    Arts News

    with Sinead Mooney - there are 6 names on the shortlist for this year's Davy Byrne Short Story Award, Quentin Tarantino hopes to release extended version of Django Unchained as a 4-part tv series, Marianne Faithful planning a new album to include Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Steve Earl amongst others plus a 12-month world tour to celebrate her 50 year career


    Philip Schultz, poet

    Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet talks about his latest work “The Wherewithal: A Novel In Verse” which tells the story of a young man translating his mothers diaries recounting the tale of a Jewish massacre in German-occupied Poland in the middle of World War II  (published by Norton)



    Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

    John Byrne reviews “One Leg Too Few: The Adventures of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore” by William Cook (published by Arrow Books)


    Binaural sound and RTÉ Drama

    Kevin Brew previews RTÉ Radio Drama’s weekend play “Spinstren” by Jools Gilson which is recorded and will be broadcast in binaural sound (which aims to transmit sound exactly as the human ear hears it)

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Early Morning Rain
      Composer: Gordon Lightfoot
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: A Letter Home, Reprise/WEA
      Duration: 0:50
    • Title: Money On My Mind
      Composer: Benjamin Ross Ash/Sam Smith
      Performer(s): Sam Smith
      Performer(s): Sam Smith
      Duration: 1:05
    • Title: Your Love Is Killing Me
      Composer: S Van Etten
      Performer(s): Sharon Van Etten
      Performer(s): Sharon Van Etten
      Album: Are We There, Jagjaguwar
      Duration: 1:35

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