Arena Friday 22 January 2021

On Friday's Arena with Seán Rocks, John Meagher and Andrea Cleary review new albums, Paul Rice's documentary A Worm In The Heart, about the LGBTQ experience in Russia And Ray Cuddihy and rapper Celaviedmai preview My Tribe a new four-part series on RTÉ exploring hip-hop, metal and ravers.

Arena

Arena

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It's A Sin

It's A Sin

It's A Sin is a new 5-part drama on Channel 4 from Russell T Davies. The multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer discusses the show which follows a group of friends through the 1980s and how AIDS affects their lives. The cast includes, Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry and Neil Patrick Harris.

Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland

The Costa Book of the Year will be announced next Tuesday. The late Eavan Boland won the Costa poetry award for 'The Historians' and is shortlisted for the Book of the Year. Jody Allen Radolph is a leading scholar of her work and friend of the late poet.

Album reviews

Album reviews

Siobhan Kane and Simon Maher review new music. Canadian singer Mike Milosh, releases album number three in his R&B musical project, Rhye, Scottish singer-songwriter Kerri Watt releases her second album and folk musician James Yorkston, teams up with the Second Hand Orchestra.

Music Played on the Show

Ella Mary Leather

Ella Mary Leather

James Yorkston And The Second Hand Orchestra

1:00

Struggle

Struggle

James Yorkston (Vocals)

1:00

Kissing Fools

Kissing Fools

Kerri Watt

1:00

All The Worse For Me

All The Worse For Me

Kerri Watt

1:00

Come In Closer

Come In Closer

Rhye

1:00

Sweetest Revenge

Sweetest Revenge

Rhye

1:00

Feels Like I’M In Love

Feels Like I’M In Love

Kelly Marie

1:30

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