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Monday 2nd December

Tom MacIntyre Tribute

Family, friends and colleagues celebrated the acclaimed poet, playwright Tom MacIntyre. Arena went to the Ramor Theatre, this past Saturday meeting many including Tommy Tiernan.  

Tuesday 26th November

Bjork Special

Bjork's Cornucopia tour visits the 3Arena on Thursday. The Icelandic singer claims this as her "most elaborate staged concert to date". Joining Séan is music critic, John Meagher amongst others. ...

Friday 15th November

Arena

Arena is live from Smock Alley with Winter papers 5! Joining Seán are Kevin Barry, Patrick Freyne, Siobhan McSweeney and Sue Rainsford with live music from Junior Brother. 

Arena

Arena is live from Smock Alley with Winter papers 5! Joining Seán are Kevin Barry, Patrick Freyne, Siobhan McSweeney and Sue Rainsford with live music from Junior Brother.

Monday 28th October

Celebrating Bruce Springsteen

David McCullough, Lise Hand, Dave Geraghty and Nadine O'Regan celebrate the music of Bruce Springsteen, in the year he celebrates his 70th birthday and releases his latest album "Western Stars"

Monday 30th September

A public interview with Marina Carr

Live from the Project Arts Centre, a public interview with playwright Marina Carr whose play "Hecuba" is part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 Further details:   https://dublintheatrefestival.ie/

Friday 27th September

Sightless Cinema

Ciarán Taylor and Jean Hall explain the concept of Sightless Cinema – radio dramas written and performed by people who are blind or have visual impairment but screened in a cinema ...

Wednesday 11th September

Loves: silence and the music of JS Bach

"Oh When The Saints" author Peter Money explains why he Loves silence and the music of JS Bach

Tuesday 10th September

Winner of the 2019 RTÉ Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus

Stephen O’Reilly, winner of the 2019 RTÉ Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus for his story "Honey Days"; also, one of the judges Sinead Crowley

Friday 6th September

"The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Oscar Wilde" at the Abbey Theatre

Simon Callow and Merlin Holland chat about their event this Sunday at the Abbey Theatre – a celebration of the work of Oscar Wilde, organised by the Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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