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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Friday 18 April 2014

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    Mortality and the arts

    a look at the the types of artistic expression people take comfort in as they age. And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists include the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Dove Sono -- The Marriage Of Figaro
      Composer: Mozart
      Performer(s): Cheryl Struder (soprano)
      Performer(s): Cheryl Struder (soprano)
      Duration: 0:04:03
    • Title: I'm Your Man
      Composer: L Cohen
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen (vocal/gtr)
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen (vocal/gtr)
      Album: Leonard Cohen Live in London (July 17 2008), Sony / Columbia, 88697405022
      Duration: 0:02:34
    • Title: Moments Of Pleasure
      Composer: Bush
      Performer(s): Kate Bush
      Performer(s): Kate Bush
      Album: The Red Shoes, Emi, CDEMD1047
      Duration: 0:05:15

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