Friday 26th March

Album reviews

Dublin musician, singer and spoken word artist, David Balfe, who goes by the name of For Those I Love, Israeli producer, singer and songwriter, Noga Erez and Cathal Coughlan. Alan ...

Wednesday 24th March

U2 virtual tour

U2's virtual tour is streaming on YouTube with concerts from Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado in 1983 and Popmart, Mexico City in 1997. U2 aficionado Pat Carty revisits U2 live.

Tuesday 23rd March


Cellissimo - Music for the Senses is from Music for Galway and Galway 2020. Finghin Collins artistic director of Music for Galway discusses the week long cello festival from March ...

Monday 22nd March

Tina Turner

Tina celebrates the legacy of Tina Turner and an incredible 60 year recording career. But behind her global success, there is also a difficult story of surviving abuse, loss and ...

Friday 19th March

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Eamon Sweeney review new albums for Arena. Lana Del Rey's Chemtrails Over The Country Club, Justice from Justin Bieber and band New Pagans, The Seed, The Vessel, The ...

RTÉ Concert Orchestra with Chris Stout

Fiddle player Chris Stout is from the Shetland Islands. During the first lockdown he composed a tune dedicated to a friend on his viola, an instrument he doesn't normally play ...

Thursday 18th March

LOUD: A Life in Rock 'n' Roll

LOUD: A Life in Rock 'n' Roll by the World's First Female Roadie. Tana Douglas discusses her career on the road from starting as a young 16 year old in ...

Wednesday 17th March

Arena St Patrick's Day Special

Arena celebrates St Patrick's Day with music from Tolu Makay, Gemma Dunleavy, Andrew Farmer and the Ulster Orchestra, WB Yeats fascination with folklore, Ishiguro on Irish literature, Siobhan MacSweeney on ...

Tuesday 16th March

Duke Ellington - where to begin

Duke Ellington was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. He left an enormous statement in the American consciousness about African-American identity and culture. Jimmy Fay, Artistic Director ...

Friday 12th March

Album reviews

Brian Boyd and Zara Hedderman review new albums from Irish singer-songwriter Megan O'Neill, Australian band The Paper Kites, with a series of collaborations including Rosie Carney and the Stepney Sisters, ...



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