Seán Rocks

Seán Rocks

Seán Rocks

Seán presents ARENA, RTÉ’s flagship arts and culture programme which airs daily from Monday to Friday from 7pm to 8pm on RTÉ Radio 1. He was also delighted last year to return to music broadcasting on RTÉ Lyric Fm and expand his on air presence with “Seán Rocks on Sunday”.

He has been the anchor on ARENA since it began in 2009 and has interviewed major artists across all artforms including Emma Thompson, Salman Rushdie, Edna O’Brien, Martin Sheen, Danny De Vito, Saoirse Rónan, John Banville, Brendan Gleeson, Roddy Doyle, Angel Gheorgjiu, Janis Ian, Peggy Seeger, Steve Reich and many more. There have been numerous outside broadcasts from major national arts festivals and public interviews with figures in both the national and international arts worlds. 

He has worked with RTÉ Radio since 2000 presenting several daytime programmes on RTÉ Lyric FM including The Lyric Breakfast and Lunchtime Choice. He has also guest-presented, produced, and written several series for the national broadcaster and won a Silver Medal at the New York Festival of Radio for the documentary “Soul of Ireland” for BBC Radio 4.

Seán regularly hosts concerts and major national events and was MC at the State Banquet in Dublin Castle for the 2011 visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland.

He has also worked extensively as an actor both at home and abroad, appearing at the Abbey, Peacock, and Gate Theatres and with many important independent companies including Rough Magic, Druid and Field Day, and at the Royal Court, National, Donmar Warehouse and Tricycle theatres in London. 

Seán is originally from Monaghan and started his professional life as a primary school teacher working in Dundalk and Swords, Co Dublin.


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