Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    Friday's show is a Culture Night special, with three hours of entertainment live from the heart of Dublin city centre - music, literature, poetry, drama.....tune in from 7pm - 10pm and join Sean Rocks and John Kelly as they bring you all the atmosphere from tonight's Culture Night celebrations from Temple Bar in Dublin

    Monday's programme will be a public interview with acclaimed author Martin Amis, recorded in front of a live audience at the recent  'Mountains to Sea' book festival

    Arena Monday 11 August 2014

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    Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Shakespeare’s comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ tells a tale of crossed wires, love denied, infidelity, deception and gossip in a small Sicilian port town. A production of the play by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company is currently running as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Sophie Gorman has been to see it.

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    The Colleen Bawn Trials

    In the autumn of 1819, the remains of Ellen Hanley were found at Kilrush. The victim, now known to story, drama and opera as the Colleen Bawn, was not quite sixteen years of age and only recently married. Her husband subsequently went on trial for her murder.

    A new play presents a contemporary exploration of this quintessential Limerick story.

    ‘The Colleen Bawn Trials – the true story of Ellen Hanley’ is directed by Joan Sheehy, who talks to Sean from the Limerick studio.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Figure It Out
      Performer(s): Royal Blood
      Performer(s): Royal Blood
      Album: Royal Blood
      Duration: 3:18
    • Title: Allistrum's March
      Composer: The Gloaming
      Performer(s): The Gloaming
      Performer(s): The Gloaming
      Album: The Gloaming, REAL WORLD, CDRWP200
      Duration: 4:12

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