Arena Friday 15 February 2019

on Wednesday's show....the RHA Annual Exhibition, "The King and I" at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Creation Records founder Alan McGee

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Join us on Friday 24th May for "Books For Life", an afternoon at Liberty Hall Dublin as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin. Sean will be in conversation with acclaimed authors Naomi Wolf, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Caroline Bergvall about the books and authors who have consoled, challenged or inspired them.  Book your tickets at www.ilfdublin.com

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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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