Arena Tuesday 18 December 2012

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

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The Arts Council at 60 - 'Into The Light' Exhibition

The Arts Council at 60 - 'Into The Light' Exhibition

Declan Long discusses The Arts Council's 'Into the Light' exhibition with Sean Rocks. - www.artscouncil.ie for full details.

'Loves' - Colm O'Snodaigh of Kila

'Loves' - Colm O'Snodaigh of Kila

Colm O'Snodaigh of the band Kila chooses the song 'Jesus Blood' by Gavin Bryars, Tom Waits and an unnamed homeless man as something he 'Loves'.

Live Music - Turn

Live Music - Turn

Turn perform 'In Position' and 'Summer Song' live in studio with interview by Sean Rocks. The band play the Roisin Dubh in Galway on December 20th, The Button Factory in Dublin on December 21st, Cyprus Avenue in Cork on December 27th and The Spirit Store in Dundalk on December 30th.

Christmas Album Reviews

Christmas Album Reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Tony Clayton-Lea review the Christmas albums 'Merry Christmas, Baby' from Rod Stewart , 'Silver and Gold' from Sufjan Stevens and 'December' from Scala and Kolacny Brothers with Sean Rocks.

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