Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm


Arena Tuesday 3 June 2014

coming up on Wednesday's show.....celebrating 100 years of Irish music in a "Composing The Island" musical special, in the company of a band that dates back to the establishment of the Irish state and live performances ranging from the classics of Irish music, to opera and the modern



Daily arts and popular culture show, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Sweny's pharmacy in Dublin city centre which featured in Ulysses in danger of closing because of commercial rates, a Harvard academic 'A Most Dangerous Book' suggests James Joyce may have suffered from syphilis, the National Gallery to close this week because of a staff strike, Sinead O'Connor announces the title of her new album was inspired by the Sheryl Sandberg 'ban bossy' campaign

Davy Byrne Short Story 2014

Davy Byrne Short Story 2014

Sara Baume, winner of the Davy Byrne Short Story competition for her story ‘Solesearcher 1’

International IMPAC Literary Award

International IMPAC Literary Award

Kay Sheey reviews IMPAC Award shortlisted “Traveller Of The Century” by Andrés Neuman, the story of a man and the people he encounters in an imaginary town somewhere in Germany (published by Pushkin Press)

Roger Corman and Edgar Allan Poe

Roger Corman and Edgar Allan Poe

John Byrne on the links between cult film-maker Roger Corman, horror actor Vincent Price and the writer/poet Edgar Allan Poe

Acid house

Acid house

Jim Carroll reviews "The True Story Of Acid House: Britain's Last Youth Culture Revolution" by Luke Bainbridge which looks at what made acid house such an important musical movement (published by Omnibus Press)


Music Played on the Show


Title: Budapest

Composer: G Ezra/J Pott

Performer(s): George Ezra

Album: Did You Hear the Rain? - EP Columbia 888837 792073

Duration: 3:35


Title: Supernova

Composer: Ray LaMontagne

Performer(s): Ray Lamontagne

Album: Supernova RCA Records Not Available

Duration: 4:10


Title: Out Of Space

Composer: Liam Howlett

Performer(s): The Prodigy

Album: The Prodigy: Their Law the Singles 1990 - 2005

Duration: 5:12


Title: Your Love

Composer: J Principle/F Knuckles

Performer(s): Frankie Knuckles

Album: The Original Chicago House Classics

Duration: 3:53



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