Arena Thursday 23 June 2016

coming up on Friday's show....we review the range of music released for Christmas, from Irish and international artists and some interesting offerings from celebrities

Arena

Arena

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Arts News - possible changes to Minister Heather Humphreys’ department portfolio

Arts News - possible changes to Minister Heather Humphreys’ department portfolio

Theatre director Jo Mangan of the National Campaign for the Arts reacts to the Dáil motion calling for the adoption of a strong national policy on arts and culture and for the restoration of the Arts as a distinct Cabinet portfolio

National Campaign for the Arts:   http://ncfa.ie 

Film reviews

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Hilary White review “Elvis & Nixon”, “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Remainder”

Sultans of String in session

Sultans of String in session

Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberté and Anwar Khurshid of Sultans of String chat about their unique sound which melds the various cultures of Canada - Gypsy jazz, Arabic, Cuban, flamenco and classical Indian music; their latest album is “Subcontinental Drift”

Official website:   http://sultansofstring.com 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Kate Dempsey of The Poetry Divas

Kate Dempsey of The Poetry Divas

Kate Dempsey of The Poetry Divas reads “While It Lasted” from her debut collection "The Space Between" (published by Doire Press)

Bard on a Barge event:   http://midsummerartsfestival.ie 

The Poetry Divas:   www.facebook.com/PoetryDivas 

"Tender Napalm" by Philip Ridley

"Tender Napalm" by Philip Ridley

Stephen Tadgh and Sarah Finlay chat about “Tender Napalm” by Philip Ridley opening next week at Smock Alley (a 2-man play about the fight to have the last word, grief and assigning blame for a failing relationship)

Further details:  http://smockalley.com 

Official website:   www.facebook.com/GoodBuzzProductions 

Music Played on the Show

Enter The Gate

Enter The Gate

Sultans Of String

4:00

Rakes Of Mallow/Range River Valley

Rakes Of Mallow/Range River Valley

Sultans Of String

2:20

Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman

Laura Mvula

2:41

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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