Arena Friday 13 September 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 Friday September 13th 2013

Arena Friday September 13th 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Poet Paula Meehan

Poet Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan as just been announced as the Ireland Professor of Poetry, a position she will take up at the end of October. Paula Meehan joins Seán Rocks.

Theatre - The Churching of Happy Cullen

Theatre - The Churching of Happy Cullen

'The Churching of Happy Cullen' looks at the lives of women and a controversial practice the Church forced on women. The play's writers Louise Lewis and Simon Manahan join Seán Rocks. www.fringefest.com for full details.

Dublin Fringe Festival - Labyrinth

Dublin Fringe Festival - Labyrinth

Evelyn O'Rourke discusses 'Labyrinth' with Conor Lonergan which has just opened at Windmill Lane recording studios. Only one person at a time can challenge the Labyrinth, so there are sessions every half hour from 1pm 8pm. More information can be found at www.fringefest.com.

Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5

Joe Griffin on the controversial videogame 'Grand Theft Auto 5' which is released on Tuesday September 17th on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review this week's new album releases 'AM'- the latest from the Sheffield quartet Arctic Monkeys, 'Rewind the Film' from Manic Street Preachers and MGMT with their self-titled third album.

Music Played on the Show

R U Mine?

R U Mine?

Arctic Monkeys

3:35

Your Life Is A Lie

Your Life Is A Lie

Mgmt

2:20

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