Arena Friday 7 August 2020

On Monday's Arena with Seán Rocks, Chris Wasser celebrates the career of Billy Murray on his 70th birthday, Óró at Galway 2020 with Liam O Maonlai and Diarmiud De Faoite And Margaret Hannon discusses 'Sister Black' her new play based on the life of nurse Catherine Black who became King George V’s private nurse.

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Poet Michael Longley

Poet Michael Longley

Award-winning Belfast poet Michael Longley talks to Kay Sheehy and shares poetry from his new collection, The Candlelight Master.

Kilkenny Arts Festival Blaise Smith

Kilkenny Arts Festival Blaise Smith

Portrait artist Blaise Smith chats to Kay Sheehy about his portrait project "Village People". The portrait series is part of this years Kilkenny Arts Festival X available online from August 10-15. Visit kilkennyarts.ie

Album reviews

Album reviews

Nadine O'Regan and Simon Maher review new albums from Canadian superstar Alanis Morissette, to British singer Leila Moss and American country singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Music Played on the Show

Ablaze

Ablaze

Alanis Morissette

2:30

Reasons I Drink

Reasons I Drink

Alanis Morissette

3:37

Atoms At Me

Atoms At Me

Leila Moss

2:00

White Feather

White Feather

Leila Moss

2:00

The Dirt And The Stars

The Dirt And The Stars

Mary Chapin Carpenter

1:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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