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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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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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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.

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@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

"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

Studio 8 Session - Anxo Lorenzo, Jim Murray, Donal O'Connor and Jack Talty

1/15/2020
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Studio 8 session from a traditional ensemble, comprising guitarist, Jim Murray, fiddle player, Donal O'Connor, Jack Talty on concertina and the acclaimed Galician multi-instrumentalist, Anxo Lorenzo, on whistles and the gaita, a type of bagpipe native to north-western Spain.

Duration:00:16:05

The Sound of Music

1/15/2020
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A new touring production of "The Sound of Music" opened at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre last night and Bill Whelan was there to review for RTÉ Arena.

Duration:00:11:17

"A Long Petal of the Sea" - Isabel Allende

1/15/2020
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"A Long Petal of the Sea" is the latest novel from award-winning, best-selling, Chilean writer Isabel Allende. The book was inspired by the life of Victor Pey and begins during the Spanish Civil War through to the 1990s.

Duration:00:19:54

"Good Omens" - TV Series

1/14/2020
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"Good Omens" is a new six-part TV series. It is based on the comic fantasy novel co-written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It features an all-star cast with Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Francis McDormand.

Duration:00:11:18

Terrence Malick

1/14/2020
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Ruth Barton discusses US filmmaker Terrence Malick's career from "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven" to "The Thin Red LIne". In anticipation of the enigmatic director's latest film, "A Hidden Life".

Duration:00:15:17

Irish Youth Musical Theatre

1/14/2020
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Séimí Campbell, Artistic Director of Irish Youth Musical Theatre joined Seán for a chat. The IYMT launched on January 14th. It is run in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and offers professional training to Irish artists 14 to 24 of age.

Duration:00:14:09

"Tell Nobody" - Patricia Gibney

1/13/2020
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Best-selling author Patricia Gibney discusses her latest novel with Seán. "Tell Nobody" is the fifth novel in the crime series which marks the return of the ever-popular detective Lottie Parker.

Duration:00:12:29

Conductor Francesco Cilluffo

1/13/2020
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Conductor and rising star Francesco Cilluffo chats to Seán. His debut performance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is at the National Concert Hall on Wednesday, January 15.

Duration:00:14:09

Oscar Nominations with Chris Wasser

1/13/2020
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The 2020 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Chris Wasser joins us with highs and lows of the Oscar nominees released today. Saoirse Ronan received her fourth nomination,

Duration:00:09:34

Album Reviews

1/10/2020
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Eamon Sweeney and Zara Hedderman review the latest album releases including David Keenan's debut album, "A Beginner's Guide to Bravery", Selena Gomez, "Rare" and Field Music, "Making a New World".

Duration:00:17:35

Tribute to David Bowie

1/10/2020
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Producer Tony Visconti and musician Woody Woodmansey pay tribute to their friend and colleague David Bowie. They share memories of their friend on the fourth anniversary of the iconic musicians passing.

Duration:00:25:42

"The Boatman and Other Stories" - Billy O'Callaghan

1/9/2020
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The critically-acclaimed author of"My Coney Island Baby" chats about his latest short story collection ""The Boatman and Other Stories".

Duration:00:13:17

"David Bowie Made Me Gay" - Darryl W Bullock

1/9/2020
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Darryl W Bullock, author of "David Bowie Made Me Gay" discusses Bowie's influence ahead of his appearance tonight at the Dublin Bowie Festival. This is the fifth year of the festival which coincides with the iconic artist's birthday and sudden passing.

Duration:00:16:46

Film Reviews

1/9/2020
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Ruth Barton and Michael Pope review the latest film releases including 1917, Uncut Gems and Seberg.

Duration:00:21:30

Mongoose - Studio 8 session

1/8/2020
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Moongoose are appearing at First Fortnight Festival. This Saturday they play the Kino in Cork and next Thursday January 16th they will be at St Patrick’s Mental Health as one of the Chistin sessions. Their Studio 8 session includes "On my Own" and "Hard Ground".

Duration:00:16:53

Creative Company - series on TG4

1/8/2020
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Starting Thursday night on TG4 ten Irish companies will take in the challenge of creating a piece of large-scale public art in a bid to find Ireland’s most Creative Company. Brid Higgins Ní Chinnéide, artist and mentor along with Sharon O’Keefe from The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney tell us about the six part series.

Duration:00:12:44

"Herself" - Clare Dunne and Cathy Belton

1/8/2020
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Clare Dunne and Cathy Belton co-star in "Herself". The film focuses on the central character of Sandra, a woman with two children, exiting an unhappy marriage, with a steely determination to create a better life for her family. It will premiere at the Sundance Festival this month.

Duration:00:16:04