Arena Wednesday 8 July 2015

On Friday's Arena with Sean Rocks: Local Boy aka Jake Hurley is live in studio to talk to Sean about the release of his second EP, "Local Boy Helps Himself". Lauren Murphy and Brian Boyd are in for this week's album reviews which include Dani Larkin "Notes for A Maiden Warrior", Mykki Blanco "Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep" and Kings Of Convenience "Peace Or Love". Author, visual artist and illustrator Joanna Walsh talks to Sean about her Her latest book "Seed"

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Arts News

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Frank O'Connor Short Story Award won by Welsh writer Carys Davies for "The Redemption of Galen Pike", bronze bust of Bill Cosby removed from Walt Disney World theme park in Hollywood

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Review: "A Month In The Country" at the Gate

Review: "A Month In The Country" at the Gate

Sophie Gorman reviews the Brian Friel adaptation of Turgenev’s “A Month In The Country” at the Gate Theatre

Full details:   www.gatetheatre.ie 

"Brave New Voices", international youth poetry slam festival

"Brave New Voices", international youth poetry slam festival

Spoken-word poets Melissa Kavanagh, Iobhar Stokes and Neasa McCormack who are representing Ireland in the ‘Brave New Voices’ international youth poetry slam festival taking place next week in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Further details:  http://youthspeaks.org/bravenewvoices/  

"The Girl Missing From The Window" by Paul O'Reilly

"The Girl Missing From The Window" by Paul O'Reilly

Wexford writer Paul O’Reilly talks about his debut short story collection “The Girl Missing From The Window” (published by Doire Press)

Bitch Falcon in session

Bitch Falcon in session

Lizzie Fitzpatrick, Naomi Macleod and Nigel Kenny of Dublin rock band Bitch Falcon, who are appearing at this year’s KnockanStockan Festival

Official website:  https://bitchfalcon.bandcamp.com 

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

 

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The Queen Of Swans

The Queen Of Swans

Mercury Rev

3:55

Wolfstooth

Wolfstooth

Bitch Falcon

3:57

Breed

Breed

Bitch Falcon

2:05

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