Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Thursday's show....singer and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Doyle in session, announcement of the winner of this year's Hennessy Literary Award for new Irish writing and film reviews include superhero "Captain America: Civil War", the moral horrors of Auschwitz in "Son of Saul", comedy drama "Demolition" and fishing communities under threat in "Atlantic"

    Arena Thursday 14 August 2014



    Daily arts and popular culture show presented by Sean Rocks.


    Film Reviews

    Post-apocalyptic drama from Australian writer/director David Michod, The Rover; the star-studded third instalment in The Expendables series; and Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Simon Pegg.

    Joe Griffin and Eithne Shorthall have been to see them.


    Little Matadors

    Little Matador's self-titled debut album is an aggressive, sassy, incendiary collection dissecting love, loss, rejection, redemption, death and re-birth.  Fronted by Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly, the quintet marry melody and muscle with a healthy respect for noise. 


    "Four Weddings and a Funeral" is 20 Years Old

    Back in 1994, a British film called 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' was released on the big screen. With a budget of just a couple of million pounds sterling, this story of a bumbling bachelor trying to find love went on to break box office records


    Sonya Kelly's Journey on the Luas

    Sonya Kelly is an actor and writer who is a regular contributor to Arena. Here she recounts a journey she made on the LUAS


    Book Review: Bitter Remedy by Conor Fitzgerald

    Bitter Remedy is the fifth novel from Rome-based crime writer Conor Fitzgerald, and the latest in his series of books featuring Commissioner Alec Blume. Declan Burke has been reading it for us.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Shatter
      Composer: Connolly, Nathan/Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Album: Little Matador, Fiction, LITMAT02
      Duration: 4:28
    • Title: Reasons
      Composer: Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Performer(s): Little Matador
      Duration: 2:30

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