Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Monday's show.....in December 1904 the Abbey Theatre in Dublin officially opened it's doors. Tonight is an Arena special marking the history of a vital institution that has been at the heart of Ireland's cultural life for 110 years.  Plus, musician Kevin Nolan chats about the First Fortnight 'Hootenanny' in St Patrick's Hospital, a festival aiming to reduce the stigma around mental health

    Arena Thursday 24 July 2014

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - Star Wars VII to shoot scenes on Skellig Michael, Courtney Love considering options for who will play the lead in Kurt Cobain biopic, a promotional teaser for the film "50 Shades of Grey" has been released

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    Best in crime fiction

    Declan Burke with round-up of the latest crime fiction –

    “Twisted” by Lynda la Plante (published by Simon & Schuster)

    “The Final Silence” by Stuart Neville (published by Harvill Secker)

    “Young Philby” by Robert Littell (published by Duckworth Overlook)

    “Murder Below Montparnasse” by Cara Black (published by Soho Crime)

    “I Can See In The Dark” by Karen Fossum (published by Vintage)

    “All Day and A Night” by Alafair Burke (published by Faber)    

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Yellow Crumbs
      Composer: Cormac O Caoimh
      Performer(s): Cormac O Caoimh
      Performer(s): Cormac O Caoimh
      Album: The Moon Loses Its Memory, Cormac O Caoimh
      Duration: 3:06
    • Title: The Moon Loses Its Memory
      Composer: Cormac O Caoimh
      Performer(s): Cormac O Caoimh
      Performer(s): Cormac O Caoimh
      Album: The Moon Loses Its Memory
      Duration: 3:00

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