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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 Monday 14 October 2013


    Arena Monday 14th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Classic Movie - Brigadoon

    Ruth Barton discusses tonight's Classic Movie 'Brigadoon' with Seán Rocks. The film was released in 1954 and stars Gene Kelly as an American hunter who goes missing in the hills of Scotland.


    Arena Monday 14th October 2013 - Full Programme

    Audrey Donohue with tonight's Arts News, Simon Maher reviews the James Bond novel 'Solo' by William Boyd, Barra Boydell on 'The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland', Tony Clayton-Lea on 'Crimson Red' the new album from Prefab Sprout and Ruth Barton discusses this week's Classic Movie 'Brigadoon' starring Gene Kelly.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Wire (Album Version)
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Haim
      Performer(s): Haim
      Album: The Wire, Polydor, Not Available
      Duration: 0:04:06
    • Title: King Of Rock And Roll
      Composer: Mcaloon
      Performer(s): Prefab Sprout
      Performer(s): Prefab Sprout
      Album: Ian Dempseys Kick Start (recordno: Ckcick1), Emi, CKCICK1
      Duration: 0:04:21
    • Title: The Best Jewel Thief In The World
      Composer: Paddy McAloon
      Performer(s): Prefab Sprout
      Performer(s): Prefab Sprout
      Album: Crimson Red, Icebreaker Records, B00FJX1DHM
      Duration: 0:01:26

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