Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Monday's show.....the theatrical adaptation of Eimear McBride's multi award-winning novel "A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing", continuing analysis of titles on the Man Booker Prize shortlist, an exhibition of this year's Turner prize nominees opens in London and author Megan Abbott explains the real-life inspiration for her novel "The Fever"

    Arena Monday 28 July 2014

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - an online petition to get Joan Burton to apologise for derogatory comnents she made about Metallica fans/metal heads, three of JD Salinger short stories to be re-published after 50 years, a television episode featuring The Simpsons and Family Guy mash-up to come in the autumn

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    Book review: "Upstairs At The Party" by Linda Grant

    Yvonne Nolan reviews “Upstairs At The Party” by Linda Grant, the story of a working-class Jewish girl called Adele Ginsberg born in Liverpool in the second half of the 20th century but who has literary aspirations (published by Virago Press)

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    Neil Delamere's new television series

    Abie Philbin Bowman talks to Neil Delamere about his new television series “Holding Out For A Hero”, where he goes in search of the truth behind the legends of Irish heroes like Fionn MacCumhaill and the pirate queen Gráinne Mhaol

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Anáil Dé 2
      Composer: G Bryars/I Ó Lionáird
      Performer(s): Gavin Bryars/Iarla Ó Lionáird
      Performer(s): Gavin Bryars/Iarla Ó Lionáird
      Album: info n/a
      Duration: 2:00
    • Title: Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single
      Composer: Bryars, Gavin
      Performer(s): Gavin Bryars
      Performer(s): Gavin Bryars
      Album: Gavin Bryars A Portrait , Decca, 4732962
      Duration: 4:04
    • Title: The Weight
      Composer: Robertson
      Performer(s): The Band
      Performer(s): The Band
      Album: The Band: Greatest Hits, 7243 8 55078 2 3
      Duration: 4:50
    • Title: Up On Cripple Creek
      Composer: Robbie Robertson
      Performer(s): The Band
      Performer(s): The Band
      Album: The Band: Greatest Hits
      Duration: 4:43

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