Arena Wednesday 10 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 Wednesday 10th April 2013

Arena Wednesday 10th April 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

New Planet Cabaret - Sonya Kelly

New Planet Cabaret - Sonya Kelly

Sonya Kelly reads 'Amazing Grace' which will be published in Arena's anthology by New Island books later this year along with some of Arena's entries to our creative writing course. Entries to arena@rte.ie and the deadline is April 28th - www.rte.ie/radio1/arena for full details.

Book: 'Everybody Loves our Town: An Oral History of Grunge'

Book: 'Everybody Loves our Town: An Oral History of Grunge'

Jim Carroll on the book 'Everybody Loves our Town: An Oral History of Grunge' by Mark Yarm which is Published by Faber & Faber.

Report: 'Messiah on the Street'

Report: 'Messiah on the Street'

Audrey Donohue on 'Messiah on the Street' which takes place on Fishamble Street in Dublin's city centre this Saturday, April 13th at 1pm. www.olcs.ie for more information.

Poet Máighréad Medbh

Poet Máighréad Medbh

'Savage Solitude, Reflections of a Reluctant Loner' is the title of a book from poet Máighréad Medbh. The author describes it as 'a walk in the mind of someone who's alone'. The Publishers are Dedalus Press. Máighréad Medbh joins Seán Rocks.

Live Music - Paul Melia

Live Music - Paul Melia

Paul Melia performs 'Hold on to the Colours' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The track is from his debut album of the same name - www.myspace.com/paulmeliamusic.

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