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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.

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

2/14/2020
Nadine O'Regan and Cathal Funge the latest album releases from Justin Bierber, Green Day and Tame Impala.

Duration:00:25:53

Where we live event - Jenny Jennings

2/14/2020
THISISPOPBABY have announced the second edition of their Where We Live event, which runs at Dublin's Project Arts Centre from 11-21 March. Jenny Jennings is the director of one of those shows – an Australian play called Shit.

Duration:00:10:29

Tribute to Monica Frawley

2/14/2020
One of Ireland’s best known theatre designers, Monica Frawley, has died following a long illness. She was a deeply loved and respected member of the theatre community.

Duration:00:02:31

Gabriela Montero - National Concert Hall

2/13/2020
Venezuelan pianist, Gabriela Montero joins Seán in studio. This is ahead of performing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall.

Duration:00:18:29

Actress by Anne Enright review

2/13/2020
Maev Kennedy reviews Anne Enright's seventh novel Actress.

Duration:00:13:08

Film reviews

2/13/2020
The latest films releases including Jihad Jane and Emma. Cara O'Doherty and Paul Whittington review.

Duration:00:15:38

Project Arts Centre - Walls Talk

2/12/2020
Walls Talk is a unique performance piece bringing together the spoken word, music, dance and jazz classics at the Project Arts Centre in February. The collaborators Breandán de Gallí of Éiriu dance company and singer, Gina Boreham join Seán in studio.

Duration:00:13:34

Studio 8 Session - Luan Parle

2/12/2020
Luan Parle joined us in studio 8 to tell us about her new album while performing acoustic tracks from Never Say Goodbye. Luan has a string of live dates coming up around the country. Check out luanparle.com for tour dates.

Duration:00:16:11

Abbey Theatre - The Fall of the Second Republic

2/12/2020
The Fall of the Second Republic is a new comedy, a fast-moving cat and mouse game, from Corn Exchange in a co-production with the Abbey Theatre. Director Annie Ryan and writer Michael West join Seán Rocks in studio.

Duration:00:17:13

The Hunt Museum - Costume Exhibition

2/11/2020
Costume designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh chats to Seán. Best Costume Goes to is an exhibition currently running at the Hunt Museum in Limerick. It is the story of the Irish film and television industry told through costume.

Duration:00:10:48

Irish Language Art song Project

2/11/2020
The Irish Language Art Song Project sees 50 new Art songs set to Irish language texts performed in the National Concert Hall. Artistic Director of the project Dáirine Ní Mheadhra, Professor Alan Titley and Garrett Shouldice, score editor join Seán in studio.

Duration:00:16:56

American Dirt - Discussion

2/11/2020
American Dirt is Jeanine Cummins third novel and a best-selling novel in 2019. However, accusations of racial stereotyping and misappropriation followed. To talk about the novel, and the ensuing controversy, Patrick Freyne and Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi join Seán in studio.

Duration:00:19:35

Music with Varo - Debut album

2/10/2020
Traditional duo, Varo comprising Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Nerea Breschi join Seán live in studio. They are performing songs from their self titled debut album and are accompanied on vocals by Niamh Bury.

Duration:00:11:33

Oscars review 2020

2/10/2020
Chris Wasser joins Seán in studio reviewing the Oscars 2020 celebrations. It was a night of firsts from the ubiquitous Parasite's historic Best picture win to Elton John and Bernie Taupins first Oscar together for (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again.

Duration:00:17:23

Gairim chun Eireann - Louis de Paor

2/10/2020
Poet Louis de Paor with Gairim chun Eireann (A Call to Ireland). Also featuring the vocals of Bríd Ní Neachtain, Olwyn Foueré, Stephen Rea, Naisrín Elsafty and Caitlín Ní Chualáin.

Duration:00:03:17

Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride

2/10/2020
EImear McBride chats to Seán about her third novel Strange Hotel. The award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, is one of the most talked-about debuts of the last decade. The new novel follows an unnamed woman through her mid 30s to late 40s through five anonymous hotel rooms in five cities.

Duration:00:17:11

Galway 2020 Moya Cannon Poem - A Song at Imbolc

2/7/2020
Poet Moya Cannon reading her poem "A Song at Imbolc" commissioned by Galway 2020 and Poetry Ireland.

Duration:00:02:22

Galway 2020 Savage Beauty - Light Installation

2/7/2020
Paula Shields speaks to Finnish artist Kari Kola. For four days, from 14th to March 17th, Kari Kola will create one of his extraordinary light installations in the heart of Connemara. Savage Beauty will be the largest lit artwork ever made and is set to take place in Ceann Garbh and Lough na Fooey near the Galway / Mayo border.

Duration:00:09:06

Galway 2020 Artists

2/7/2020
Kay Sheehy chats to visual and conceptual artist Louise Manifold on Aerial Sparks an innovative multifaceted artist collaboration. Also Marc Mac Lochlainn founder of Theatre company Branar discussing Sruth na Teanga.

Duration:00:16:25

Galway 2020 Festivities

2/7/2020
Sinéad Egan reports from Ballinasloe's fire procession for Arena - with plenty of chat and drums galore.

Duration:00:05:49