Arena Monday 18 March 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 Monday 18th March 2013

Arena Monday 18th March 2013

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Lir Documentary - 'Good Cake Bad Cake'

Lir Documentary - 'Good Cake Bad Cake'

'Good Cake Bad Cake' is a new feature length documentary by Shimmy Marcus on Irish band Lir. Shimmy Marcus and Ronan Byrne and Dave McGuinness of the band Lir join Seán Rocks and perform 'Wickerman' live in studio. The film premieres at The Sugar Club in Dublin on Wednesday 20th March - information and tickets on www.tickets.ie.

Book Review - 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn

Book Review - 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn

Mary McGill reviews 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn. The book is about a couple living in Manhattan who seem to have it all. The Publishers are Phoenix.

The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA

The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA

Abie Philbin-Bowman on the 50th anniversary of 'Surfin' USA' by The Beach Boys and it's subsequent influence on music and culture.

Classic Movie - Peeping Tom

Classic Movie - Peeping Tom

John Byrne discusses this week's Classic Movie 'Peeping Tom' with Seán Rocks. The film is about voyeurism and was Directed by Michael Powell in 1960.

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