Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Arena Friday 15 August 2014

coming up on Monday's show.....William Ryan sets his latest novel “The Constant Soldier” in a retreat camp for the SS during World War II, star of "Captain Fantastic" Viggo Mortensen, the 50th anniversary of the Bay City Rollers and a preview of new tv crime mini-series “The Night Of” 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Book Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Book Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is the author of the international bestselling ‘The Shining Girls’, which came out in 2013. She has just published her fifth book, a thriller entitled ‘Broken Monsters’.

Arlene Hunt has been reading it and she joins Seán in studio...

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger - An Appreciation

Arnold Schwarzenegger - An Appreciation

Joe Griffin lauds the career and talents of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ensemble Eriu

Ensemble Eriu

A septet of traditional Irish musicians, Ensemble Eriu, are in studio

Kevin Graham Poem

Kevin Graham Poem

Kevin Graham is a poet whose work is featured in the current issue of The Stinging Fly.  He reads his Poem "A Sighting"

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

The fourth album from Courteeners is one of three albums up for review tonight. The others are:

The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society from James Yorkston,

And the self-titled debut album from New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker.

Joining Seán in studio are John Meagher and Sinead White.

Music Played on the Show

01:00

Title: White Horses

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): The Courteeners

Duration: 3:00

01:00

Title: Fellow Man

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): James Yorkston

Album: The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society Domino Records

Duration: 3:00

01:00

Title: Guy Fawkes Signature

Composer: James Yorkston

Performer(s): James Yorkston

Duration: 2:00

01:00

Title: Always Waiting

Composer: Booker, Benjamin

Performer(s): Benjamin Booker

Album: Benjamin Booker Rough Trade RTRADCD720

Duration: 2:17

01:00

Title: Spoon Out My Eyeballs

Composer: Booker, Benjamin

Performer(s): Benjamin Booker

Album: Benjamin Booker Rough Trade RTRADCD720

Duration: 2:58

01:00

Title: West Clare Reel/East Clare Reel

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu

Duration: 5:00

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