Arena Thursday 15 August 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 Thursday August 15th 2013

Arena Thursday August 15th 2013

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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Eithne Shortall and Simon Maher review this wek's new film releases Kick-Ass 2, 2 Guns and Call Girl with Evelyn O'Rourke.

Book Review - Red or Dead

Book Review - Red or Dead

Declan Burke reviews 'Red or Dead' by David Peace with Evelyn O'Rourke. The book looks at the brilliance of Liverpool Manager Bill Shankly. The Publishers are Faber.

Live Music - Conor Linnie

Live Music - Conor Linnie

Conor Linnie performs 'Gossamer Girl' and 'The Writing in the Sky' live in studio with interview by Evelyn O'Rourke. Conor plays Whelans of Wexford Street in Dublin on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - www.conorlinnie.com.

Michael Feeney Callan

Michael Feeney Callan

Michael Feeney Callan on his collection of poetry 'An Argument for Sin' which is published by Crysis Press - www.michaelfeeneycallan.com for more information.

Music Played on the Show

Mama Told Me Not To Come

Mama Told Me Not To Come

Randy Newman

2:08

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