Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....1950's superstar Tab Hunter describes a life lived in secret, at the GAZE LGBT Film Festival, - 20 rare episodes of Hancocks Half-Hour recreated at Happy Days Enniskillen Beckett Festival and the latest albums from Lianne la Havas, The Maccabees and Albert Hammond Junior

    on Monday's show....our public interview with actor John C Reilly filled the Town Hall Theatre in Galway during the recent Film Fleadh. You can hear the stories he shared about a life in film on tonight's show

    Arena Friday 22 August 2014

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    Arena

    Daily arts and popular culture show. Presented by Evelyn O'Rourke

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    Book Review: Acceptance by Jan VanderMeer

    Award-winning author Jeff VanderMeer is highly regarded in the field of fantasy writing and he has just published the third book in his latest trilogy, known as the Southern Reach trilogy. The book is called Acceptance and Jeff is here to discuss it with me now...

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    Angels in the Park

    ‘Angels in the Park’ is the name for four ten-minute plays that have been devised for park settings and will be performed in Merrion Square this Sunday. Two of the playwrights whose work will feature are Peter Sheridan and Catherine Barry who are in studio.

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    Poetry: Nightfeed

    Kevin Graham reads his poem "Nightfeed". You can read more of Kevin’s work in the current issue of The Stinging Fly.

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    Album Reviews

    Alan Corr and Angela Dorgan review: Hunto from Basement Jaxx, Royal Blood from Royal Blood and Tied to a Star from J. Mascis

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie.  Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:16
      Title: Rip Her To Shreds
      Composer: Harry/Stein
      Performer(s): Blondie
      Performer(s): Blondie
      Album: Blondie, Capitol, CDCHR1974
      Duration: 3:18
    • Title: Never Say Never
      Performer(s): Basement Jaxx
      Performer(s): Basement Jaxx
      Album: Junto (Special Edition)
      Duration: 3:49
    • Title: Every Morning
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): J Mascis
      Performer(s): J Mascis
      Album: Tied to a Star, Sub Pop Records
      Duration: 1:14

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