Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....a new case brings a depressed and disgraced Sherlock Holmes out of hiding in "Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird, artist Rita Duffy recreates a shop owned by Proclamation signatoryTom Clarke in an examination of how ordinary objects can become ‘souvenirs’ after a significant event like 1916, plus reviews of the latest albums from Beyoncé, Brian Eno and Travis

    on Bank Holiday Monday.....a special to mark International Labour Day, celebrating the art, music, theatre and books created on the theme of work and labour in the company of arts journalist Sinead Gleeson, poet Dave Lordan, singer Barry Gleeson and author Lisa McInerney

    Arena Friday 22 August 2014



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


    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...


    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.


    Poetry: Nightfeed

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


    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

    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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