Arena Friday 19 February 2021

On Monday's Arena with Seán Rocks, debut author Raven Leilani discusses her bestselling novel 'Luster', multi-instrumentalist Cormac Begley and violinist Colm Mac An Iomaire on Barróg La Fhéile Phádraig a huge St. Patrick's Day Trad set pre-recorded at Whelans And musicians Emma Langford and Dana Masters with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. 

Arena

Arena

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Album reviews

Album reviews

Siobhan Kane and Simon Maher review new albums. David Gray's Skellig, Tindersticks are back with studio album number thirteen, Distractions while Lael Neale releases her second album which is a gentle folk pop record entitled Acquainted with Night.

Pelé

Pelé

The new Netflix documentary looks at Pelé's remarkable journey to becoming the 'King of Football' and leading his nation's team to their historic win at the 1970 World Cup. Damien O'Meara and Conall Vaughan preview.

Ben Okri

Ben Okri

Ben Okri discusses his new poetry collection 'A Fire in My Head'. The poems deal with racism, the refugee crisis, the pandemic and poems of love including 'Grenfell Tower'.

Music Played on the Show

Skellig

Skellig

David Gray

5:00

No False Gods

No False Gods

David Gray

4:20

The Bough Bends

The Bough Bends

Tindersticks

1:00

A Man Needs A Maid Can't Stop The Fadin'

A Man Needs A Maid Can't Stop The Fadin'

Tindersticks

1:00

Let Me Live By The Side Of The Road

Let Me Live By The Side Of The Road

Lael Neale

1:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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