Arena Wednesday 31 July 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 

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Non-Fiction Reads

Non-Fiction Reads

Simon Maher with his recommendations for non-fiction reading including Difficult Men by Brett Martin (Penguin), Drinking with Men by Rosie Schaap (Penguin), Life by Keith Richards (Weidenfeld and Nicholson), Everest Calling, the Irish Journey by Lorna Siggins (Collins Press), Paid For – My Journey through Prostitution by Rachel Moran (Gill and Macmillan), My Lunches with Orson by Peter Biskind (Metropolitan Books) and Seven Deadly Sins – My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh (Simon and Schuster).

Author Lottie Moggach

Author Lottie Moggach

Author Lottie Moggach reads from her book 'Kiss Me First' which is Published by Picador.

Live Music - Fight Like Apes

Live Music - Fight Like Apes

Fight Like Apes perform 'Crouching Bees' and 'Carousel' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band play Billy Byrnes Bar in Kilkenny as part of this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival - www.kilkennyarts.ie.

Poetry - Raven

Poetry - Raven

Performance Poet Raven joins Seán Rocks. Raven will perform at this weekend's Indiependence Festival in Cork - www.indiependence.ie.

Granta Travel

Granta Travel

Granta's (www.granta.com) quarterly new periodical focuses on travel and includes pieces from Dave Eggers and Haruki Murakami - Manchán Magan joins Seán Rocks.

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