Special features

Friday 15th November


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

Thursday 5th September

"The Brendan Voyage: The Music of Shaun Davey", a celebratory concert at the National Concert Hall

Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly and uilleann piper Mark Redmond chat about their upcoming concert celebrating The Brendan Voyage (with a special dedication to their friend Liam O’Flynn) Full details:   www.nch.ie

Thursday 22nd August

"Renailssance" at the National Galley of Ireland

Sinead Rice and Andrea Horan discuss the artistic collaboration between the National Gallery and Tropical Popical nail bar on "Renailssance", where nail artists have created designs inspired by paintings in the Gallery Full ...

Thursday 15th August

Suggestions for arts & culture podcasts

Nadine O’Regan and Alan Swan with suggestions for some of the best Irish and international arts and culture podcasts around - Stay Free: The Story of the Clash, Mark Graham’s Irish ...



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Email: arena@rte.ie

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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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