Arena Friday 15 February 2019

On Friday's Arena with Seán Rocks, Kate Brennan Harding & Brian Boyd review new music from Paul Weller, Nadine Shah & Khruangbin ,The Stinging Fly, celebrates its 60th edition, amongst the writers are novelist Louise Nealon & short story writer Wendy Erskine And Galway Film Fleadh, Breaking Ice director Jason Branagan talks about his documentary which tells the story of the first Irish bobsleigh team to go to the Olympics. 

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Xuefei Yang, a guest at Ireland's Chinese New Year celebrations 2019

Xuefei Yang, a guest at Ireland's Chinese New Year celebrations 2019

Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang chats about choosing the guitar as an instrument and marrying her style with traditional Chinese music; she performs at the Chinese New Year Festival in Ireland

Further details:   www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

"Grá & Eagla", a documentary by Áine Gallagher

"Grá & Eagla", a documentary by Áine Gallagher

Comedian Áine Gallagher, whose documentary "Grá & Eagla" looks at our love, and fear of, the Irish language; it will screen at the Mother Tongues Festival in Galway and Dublin in the coming month

Further details:   https://mothertonguesfestival.com/

Album reviews

Album reviews

Zara Hedderman and Alan Corr review "Bright Night Flowers" from John Fratelli, "Hello Happiness" from Chaka Khan and "MDRN LV" from Picture This

Music Played on the Show

Sword Dance

Sword Dance

Xuefei Yang (Guitar)

4:00

Eleanor Plunkett

Eleanor Plunkett

Xuefei Yang (Guitar)

1:20

Evangeline

Evangeline

Jon Fratelli

3:42

Crazy Lovers Song

Crazy Lovers Song

Jon Fratelli

5:42

Too Hot

Too Hot

Chaka Khan

3:43

Don't Cha Know

Don't Cha Know

Chaka Khan

2:08

One Drink

One Drink

Picture This

3:20

Magnet

Magnet

Picture This

3:18

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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