Arena Tuesday 26 May 2020

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. 

Arena

Arena

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Almost the Same Blue

Almost the Same Blue

John O'Donnell is an award-winning poet who has just published his debut short story collection. Almost the Same Blue brings together 15 tales of people in extremis, tales of deceit and love and death. (Doire Press)

I want you to know we're still here

I want you to know we're still here

Esther Safran Foer's moving memoir charts the story of her family's history through the Holocaust. I want you to know we're still here. (Harper Collins)

Joe Chester

Joe Chester

Joe Chester is an acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer and former member of the Waterboys. His new solo album is called Jupiter's Wife.

Endless

Endless

Endless is a new film piece from Derry artist Willie Doherty. Many of Doherty's most iconic works deal with the aftermath of the Troubles. The central character in Endless is both a victim & a perpetrator of violence, a liar and a creator of false identity and truths. Further details at kerlingallery.com

Music Played on the Show

Staying Together For The Children (Radio Edit)

Staying Together For The Children (Radio Edit)

Joe Chester

4:20

Hilton And Michael

Hilton And Michael

Joe Chester

1:00

The Heart Of St Laurence O'Toole

The Heart Of St Laurence O'Toole

Joe Chester

1:00

All Blues

All Blues

Miles Davis

11:46

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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