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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Friday 4 October 2013


    Waiting For Godot

    It's one of the world's great plays and this month, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett is being performed by the Gare St Lazare Players. Sophie Gorman reviews it for Arena



    The rap megastar Jay Z comes to the O2 in Dublin. To some he's the producing, rapping multi-millionaire superstar, and the king of hip hop and to others he is all bling and no substance. Jim Carroll joins Sean.


    E Readers Dos and Don'ts

    In recent years, e-books have transformed the world of publishing..but do they actually improve the simple pleasure of reading.or are they just another gadget with a dying battery? Abie Philbin Bowman has been taking a look at them for Arena.


    Album Reviews

    This week we have quite the eclectic mix. From Miley Cyrus, we have her fourth album 'Bangerz', Mobys new album called 'Innocents' and finally Anna Calvi has released her seond album 'One Breath'. Alan Corr & Lauren Murphy review

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:19 p.m.
      Title: Hard Knock Life (Radio Edit)
      Composer: Carter, Charnin, James, Strouse
      Performer(s): Jay-Z
      Performer(s): Jay-Z
      Album: 90s Groove - Ministry Of Sound, Ministry Of Sound Recordings Ltd.
      Duration: 0:03:58
    • 07:22 p.m.
      Title: Empire State Of Mind
      Performer(s): Jay Z Feat Alicia Keys
      Performer(s): Jay Z Feat Alicia Keys
      Duration: 0:04:49
    • 07:28 p.m.
      Title: Glory (song For His First Born) (podcast)
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Jay Z
      Performer(s): Jay Z
      Album: Podcast, I TUNES
      Duration: 0:03:42
    • 07:42 p.m.
      Title: 4X4
      Performer(s): Miley Cyrus Feat Nelly
      Performer(s): Miley Cyrus Feat Nelly
      Duration: 0:03:26
    • 07:43 p.m.
      Title: SMS (Bangerz)
      Performer(s): Miley Cyrus Feat Britney Spears
      Performer(s): Miley Cyrus Feat Britney Spears
      Duration: 0:03:04

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