Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's show.......56 Irish writers looked to works in the National Gallery to inspire their contributions to the book 'Lines Of Vision: Irish Writers On Art'. Tonight in an Arena special four of those writers explain their choices and what it was about particular paintings that inspired them

    Arena Wednesday 20 August 2014

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    Book Review: The Dog

    Cork born writer Joseph O'Neill came to prominence with the 2008 novel 'Netherland' which was long-listed for the Man Booker prize. His follow-up novel, 'The Dog' has also made this year's longlist... Sinéad Gleeson has read it for us

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    Phil Lynott

    Today would have been Phil Lynott's 65th birthday and Róisín Dwyer is in studio to remind us about his life and career.

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    Dr Who - 8th Series Begins this Saturday

    Dr Who, the television series, returns to screens this Saturday night with Peter Capaldi taking on the role of the legendary time traveller. Dedicated Whovian Rick O'Shea is in studio.

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    Peter Fallon reads his poem "First Born"

    First Born is a poem from Peter Fallon's new collection called Strong My Love which is published by the Gallery Press

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    Leaders of Men

    Leaders of Men are a five-piece rock band from Tallaght in Dublin whose second EP 'Alexander House' has just been released by Universal. They play "At Ease" and "A Message to my Friends"

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:14
      Title: Dancing In The Moonlight
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Album: Still Dangerous (Live At the Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977)
      Duration: 3:35
    • 19:23
      Title: Whiskey In The Jar
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Album: Whiskey in the Jar
      Duration: 3:56
    • 19:29
      Title: Sarah
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Album: Shades of a Blue Orphanage
      Duration: 3:35
    • Title: At Ease
      Performer(s): Leaders Of Men
      Performer(s): Leaders Of Men
      Album: Alexander House EP
      Duration: 3:22
    • Title: A Message To My Friends
      Composer: Leaders Of Men
      Performer(s): Leaders Of Men
      Performer(s): Leaders Of Men
      Album: Universal
      Duration: 2:30

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