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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.

Twitter:

@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

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

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