Arena Wednesday 24 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 April 24th 2013

Arena Wednesday April 24th 2013

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Dave Lordan - 'First Book of Frags'

Dave Lordan - 'First Book of Frags'

'First book of Frags' is a new collection from Writer Dave Lordan. The Publishers are Worm Press. The book is free on Kindle on Thursday April 25th or after that on Amazon or on www.davelordanwriter.com.

Author Ron Rash

Author Ron Rash

Ron Rash on his collection of short stories 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' which are set around the Appalachian mountains. Ron Rash is a guest at this year's Cúrt International Festival of Literature in Galway from which Arena will be broadcasting on Friday April 26th - www.cuirt.ie.

Festivals around Ireland

Festivals around Ireland

Abie Philbin-Bowman on festivals around the country over the coming weeks - there will be 35 festivals around Ireland in the coming 2 weekends - www.entertainment.ie for full details.

Loves - Eva Rice

Loves - Eva Rice

Author Eva Rice chooses the musical 'Kiss Me Kate' as something she 'Loves'. Eva's latest book is 'The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp' is Published by Quercus.

Great Reads - Nick Hornby's 'A Long Way Down'

Great Reads - Nick Hornby's 'A Long Way Down'

Simon Maher on 'A Long Way Down' by Nick Hornby, the latest book in our 'Great Reads' series. The Publishers are Penguin.

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