Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....the new festival "Deep Focus" celebrating the work of female film directors from around the world, Lisa Owens whose debut novel "Not Working" represents the generation not trying to have it all, they just want to make sense of it all and the latest albums from Drake, Cyndi Lauper and Gregory Porter

    coming up on Monday's programme....John P Kelly directs "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Gaiety Theatre, visual artist Deirdre O'Mahony collaborates with north Clare senior citizens for Bealtaine 2016, music from poet Karl Parkinson and Mark Haddon chats about his latest book, a collection of short stories "The Pier Falls"

    Arena Wednesday 27 November 2013


    Arena Wednesday November 27th 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.



    Roe McDermott on the enduring appeal of Stephen King's Carrie ahead of the release of the new film version directed by Brian De Palma.


    The Colleen Bawn

    Evelyn O'Rourke reports on rehearsals for Druid Theatre's new production of Boucicault's 'The Colleen Bawn.' The show opens on December 5th - further informatiojn on


    Arena Wednesday 27th November 2013 - Full Programme

    Stephen Rea on Oedipus Variations at Derry's Playhouse, Roe McDermott on Carrie, Evelyn O'Rourke on Druid's 'The Colleen Bawn' and Tom Mathews on his latest collection of poetry 'No Return Game'.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Suddenly
      Composer: Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Album: One Breath, Domino, WIGCD284P
      Duration: 3:47
    • Title: Run Faster
      Composer: Adam Montgomery / Ben Robinson
      Performer(s): Sullivan And Gold
      Performer(s): Sullivan And Gold
      Album: For Foes, Smalltown America Music
      Duration: 3:56
    • Title: Forever
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Haim
      Performer(s): Haim
      Album: Forever, Polydor, Not Available
      Duration: 4:05
    • Title: I'M Not A Young Man Anymore
      Composer: Lou Reed
      Performer(s): The Velvet Underground
      Performer(s): The Velvet Underground
      Album: White Light / White Heat (Super Deluxe - 45th Anniversary), UMC, B00GUTDQAQ
      Duration: 1:58

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