Arena Friday 12 March 2021

On Friday's Arena with Sean Rocks: Local Boy aka Jake Hurley is live in studio to talk to Sean about the release of his second EP, "Local Boy Helps Himself". Lauren Murphy and Brian Boyd are in for this week's album reviews which include Dani Larkin "Notes for A Maiden Warrior", Mykki Blanco "Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep" and Kings Of Convenience "Peace Or Love". Author, visual artist and illustrator Joanna Walsh talks to Sean about her Her latest book "Seed"

Arena

Arena

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Album reviews

Album reviews

Brian Boyd and Zara Hedderman review new albums from Irish singer-songwriter Megan O'Neill, Australian band The Paper Kites, with a series of collaborations including Rosie Carney and the Stepney Sisters, described as feminist trailblazers.

The Artist's Mother - IMMA

The Artist's Mother - IMMA

Lucian Freud was one of the greatest British painters of the 20th century. His paintings were overwhelmingly personal, many sitters drawn from his circle of family and friends. That has provided inspiration to another great portrait painter, Chantal Joffe, part of a new exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Artist's Mother.

Cú Chullain Awakes

Cú Chullain Awakes

What would Cú Chulainn have to say for himself if he came back as a ghost? That is the question Eamon Carr asks and answers in his new short film, CúChulainn Awakes. It will be screened online at St Patrick's Festival on Monday 15th March. It will be available online for a week afterwards. stpatricksfestival.ie

Music Played on the Show

Break Hearts

Break Hearts

Megan O'Neill Feat Joseph Dunwell

1:45

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

Megan O'Neill

3:25

Crossfire Featuring Amanda Bergman

Crossfire Featuring Amanda Bergman

The Paper Kites

0:45

By My Side

By My Side

The Paper Kites Featuring Rosie Carney

1:29

Lonely Man

Lonely Man

Stepney Sisters

0:51

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