Arena Friday 22 February 2013

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 

Arena Friday 22nd February 2013

Arena Friday 22nd February 2013

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Film - Blood Rising

Film - Blood Rising

The film 'Blood Rising' concerns the Mexican border town of Juarez and the number of unsolved, under reported murders there. Music is by Gavin Friday. Director Mark McLoughlin and Artist Brian Maguire discuss the film with Seán Rocks.

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks, Author of 'The Notebook' discusses the film adaptation of his novel 'Safe Haven' with Seán Rocks. The film is about a mysterious young woman called Katie who arrives at a small North Carolina town of Southport, raising questions about her past. The film opens nationwide on Friday March 1st.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Lauren Murphy and Jim Carroll review this week's new album releases 'The Messenger' from Johnny Marr, 'Amok' from Atoms For Peace and '180' from Palma Violets with Seán Rocks.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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