Arena Tuesday 16 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 Tuesday 16th April 2013

Arena Tuesday 16th April 2013

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42nd Hennessy Literary Awards

42nd Hennessy Literary Awards

The Hennessy Literary Awards honour New Irish Writing . Chairman Ciaran Carty reveals this year's winners: John O'Donnell for Emerging Fiction, Jessica Traynor for Emerging Poetry and Ruth Quinlan for First Fiction. Jessica Traynor was the Overall Winner.

Book - 'Fever' by Mary Beth Keane

Book - 'Fever' by Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane on her book 'Fever' which is about 'Typhoid Mary', the woman who was accused of spreading typhoid in early 20th century New York. The Publishers are Simon and Schuster.

Book: Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao

Book: Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao

Jim Carroll on the book 'Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao' by Peter Culshaw which is Published by Serpent's Tail.

Comedian Fred Cooke

Comedian Fred Cooke

Comedian Fred Cooke joins Seán Rocks. Fred plays Dublin's Vicar Street on Saturday April 20th - www.ticketmaster.ie.

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