Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Wednesday's show.......Classic Vinyl Sunday will be heaven for vinyl lovers - a get-together to hear classic albums played on state-of-the-art sound systems,  a new collection of ghost stories from the heydays of horror fiction and stories from the deaf community on stage in 'Follow'

    Arena Friday 15 August 2014

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    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...

     

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger - An Appreciation

    Joe Griffin lauds the career and talents of Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    Ensemble Eriu

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

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    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"

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    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.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: White Horses
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Courteeners
      Performer(s): The Courteeners
      Album: Import
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Fellow Man
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Album: The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society, Domino Records
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Guy Fawkes Signature
      Composer: James Yorkston
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Performer(s): James Yorkston
      Album: Domino Records
      Duration: 2:00
    • Title: Always Waiting
      Composer: Benjamin Booker
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Album: Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade
      Duration: 2:32
    • Title: Spoon Out My Eyeballs
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Performer(s): Benjamin Booker
      Album: Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade
      Duration: 3:13
    • Title: West Clare Reel/East Clare Reel
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu
      Album: Raelach Records
      Duration: 5:00

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