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Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment - featuring guests and items from the worlds of movies, television, music and literature.

Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment - featuring guests and items from the worlds of movies, television, music and literature.
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Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Sean Rocks takes a look at what's on in the world of arts and entertainment - featuring guests and items from the worlds of movies, television, music and literature.

Twitter:

@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

Album reviews

1/24/2020
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Kate Brennan Harding and John Meagher bring us the latest album releases from Pet Shop Boys, Okay Kaya and Nicolas Godin.

Duration:00:22:55

Doolin Literary Festival - Eoin MacNamee

1/24/2020
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Eoin MacNamee chats to Seán ahead of his appearance at the Doolin Literary Festival and about his latest work. His previous novels include Resurrection Man, Blue is the Night, the Vogue and his many TV credits include Red Rock and Hinterland.

Duration:00:12:19

Medea - The Gate

1/24/2020
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Director Oonagh Murphy and actor Eileen Walsh discuss Medea. The retelling of the Greek tragedy is set in the modern day and told from the children's point of view. Medea runs at the Gate until February 22.

Duration:00:14:46

Arena Podcast - New Friday January 24

1/24/2020
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Join us for the latest Arena podcast with album reviews, a previewof Medea at the Gate and the latest cultural news.

Duration:00:51:04

TV series Picard - Preview

1/23/2020
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Alan Corr previews "Picard" (Amazon Prime) as Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Jean Luc Picard in the sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Duration:00:13:32

Altan Studio 8 Session

1/23/2020
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The much-acclaimed Altan recently dropped by for a chat with Seán and live music in their studio 8 session. They will appear at the Ballincolig Winter Music Festival on January 26th.

Duration:00:18:19

Film Reviews

1/23/2020
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Justin McGregor and Rioghnach Ni Gríoghair review the latest film releases including Terry Gillam's long-awaited "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote". Also "The Personal History of David Copperfield" sees Armando Iannuci’s taken on the Dicken’s novel and "The Turning" which is a 1990’s retelling of the Henry James novella "Turning of the Screw".

Duration:00:21:29

Music for Galway Lunchtime Series - Andreea Banciu and Aileen Cahill

1/22/2020
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Classical musicians Andreea Banciu, on viola and Aileen Cahill, on piano join us for a studio 8 session. They will celebrate the work of female composers with a lunchtime concert at NUI Galway on January 29. The event is part of Music for Galway’s Lunchtime Series and takes place every last Wednesday of the month during the academic year

Duration:00:11:40

A profile of Jean Paul Gaultier - Fashion Editor Constance Harris

1/22/2020
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Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier took his final bow today in Paris at what will be his last haute couture show after more than 50 years in the business. Writer and fashion editor Constance Harris assesses the impact of Jean Paul Gaultier on modern fashion.

Duration:00:10:10

The Cherry Orchard - Derbhle Crotty and Aaron Monaghan

1/22/2020
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Druid Theatre Company’s next production is Anton Chekov’s the Cherry Orchard. Druid’s production will have an all star cast including Derbhle Crotty as Madame Ranevsky and Aaron Monaghan as Lopachin who joined Seán for a chat.

Duration:00:13:26

Tribute to Terry Jones- Patrick Freyne

1/22/2020
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Patrick Freyne joins Seán paying tribute to the legendary Terry Jones of Monty Pyhton fame on the sad news of his passing.

Duration:00:13:59

Glimmermen - Studio 8 Session

1/21/2020
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Glimmermen dropped by for a Studio 8 session recently. Their latest album "Here I Stand" is out now on vinyl. Glimmermen comprises of - Gav Crowley, J. Bassetti, Phil Murray, Dave Prendergast & Orlaith Gilcreest. They play the Sound House in Dublin on January 30.

Duration:00:12:43

Armando Iannucci Profile

1/21/2020
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We have a profile of political satirist and producer Armando Iannucci with Lise Hand and Donald Clarke.

Duration:00:18:59

Terry Gilliam

1/21/2020
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Terry Gilliam joins Seán for a chat about the release of his very long awaited Don Quixote movie.

Duration:00:21:38

Latest Album Reviews

1/17/2020
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The latest album are reviewed by Louise Bruton and Alan Corr. These include Halsey's "Manic", Aoife Nessa Frances, "Land of No Junction", Bombay Bicycle Club, "Everything Else has Gone Wrong" and Eminem's "Music to be Murdered By".

Duration:00:27:26

"The Death of Jesus" - JM Coetzee

1/17/2020
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Dave Lordan reviews "The Death of Jesus" the final part of a trilogy of enigmatic novels by JM Coetzee in which David, a strange, gifted, young orphan, comes to live with a couple of fellow refugees.

Duration:00:09:15

Studio 8 - Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kieran Kennedy

1/17/2020
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Maria Doyle Kennedy performs songs from her latest EP, "Songs from the Kitchen Table" in a Studio 8 session for RTÉ Arena. Maria is accompanied by husband, Kieran Kennedy on piano for "All the Feels" and on guitar for the expansive "Going Home". She chats to Seán about her successful career and upcoming concert at Tradfest.

Duration:00:14:25

"Six Wicked Reasons" - Jo Spain

1/16/2020
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The most prolific author in Irish crime fiction, Jo Spain published her debut novel, "With Our Blessing", in 2015. Her latest and eighth novel is "Six Wicked Reasons" is out now. Jo Spain discusses her latest book and upcoming projects.

Duration:00:08:43

Beethoven 250th Anniversary - Richard Wigmore

1/16/2020
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Music for Galway hosts its annual Midwinter Festival of classical music this weekend, dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. Musicologist, Richard Wigmore will give two talks about the composer at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway and joins us to disciss.

Duration:00:13:30

Film Reviews

1/16/2020
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Roe McDermott and Chris Wasser review the latest film releases including Terrence Mallick's, A Hidden Life, Bombshell, Just Mercy, based on the true life story of Bryan Stevenson and Waves.

Duration:00:27:11