Arena Wednesday 3 April 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 3rd April 2013

Arena 3rd April 2013

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Death of Milo O'Shea

Death of Milo O'Shea

Michael Colgan of The Gate Theatre and Actor Des Keogh on the Actor Milo O'Shea who has died aged 86.

Author Patrick Ness

Author Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness on his novel 'The Crane Wife' in which the main character, George Duncan, helps an injured great crane, an action which changes his life. The Publishers are Canongate.

Reginald D.Hunter

Reginald D.Hunter

Comedian Reginald D.Hunter on his Irish tour entitled 'In the midst of Crackers'. The website for tour dates is www.reginalddhunter.com.

Driving Songs

Driving Songs

As many of Arena's listeners enjoy the programme while sitting in their cars, Abie Philbin-Bowman discusses songs which are inspired by driving.

Eileen Gibbons

Eileen Gibbons

Eileen Gibbons on her play 'Waiting For Elvis' which opens on Wednesday April 3rd at The Axis Theatre in Dublin's Ballymun. The play runs until Saturday April 13th - www.axis-ballymun.ie.

Driving Songs

Driving Songs

Abie Philbin-Bowman with Arena listeners suggestions for 'driving' songs via Twitter and Text.

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