Arena Tuesday 4 May 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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Tom Hickey Tribute

Tom Hickey Tribute

Very sad news emerged over the weekend of the death of Tom Hickey, one of Ireland's most memorable stage and screen actors. From the RTÉ drama, the Riordans, his powerful contributions to movies like My Left Foot. Former director of the Abbey Theatre, Patrick Mason and filmmaker and director, Alan Gilsenan remember their friend and colleague.

Houseplants

Houseplants

'What's With All The Pine?' is the debut track from new Irish band Houseplants. The band is made up of Bell X1's Paul Noonan and producer Daithí.

The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love

Mary McGill previews the new BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford's book, The Pursuit of Love. The romantic comedy is directed by actor Emily Mortimer, with Lily James, Dominic West, and Andrew Scott.

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine formed in 1983. The band are regarded as one of the most influential of their era. Éamon Sweeney on where to begin with the music of the seminal Dublin band.

Music Played on the Show

What's With All The Pine

What's With All The Pine

Houseplants

3:51

You Made Me Realise

You Made Me Realise

My Bloody Valentine

0:51

Soon

Soon

My Bloody Valentine

6:53

New You

New You

My Bloody Valentine

5:09

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