Arena Friday 18 October 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 18th October 2013

Arena Friday 18th October 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Arts News

Arts News

Abie Philbin Bowman with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News.

Author Douglas Coupland

Author Douglas Coupland

Author Douglas Coupland on his book 'Worst. Person. Ever.' which is Published by William Heinemann.

Lir Graduates

Lir Graduates

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art - The Lir and the students first steps into professional theatre. The website for further information is www.lir.ie.

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction

Declan Burke discusses the latest crime fiction books with Seán Rocks including Jo Nesbo - Police (Harvill Secker) Alissa Nutting - Tampa (Faber & Faber) Jon Steel - Angel City (Bantam Press) Ruth Rendell - No Man's Nightingale (Hutchinson) The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Anne Fennelly (Mantle) and Snow White Must Die - Nele Neuhaus (Macmillan).

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Rachel Breslin and John Meagher review the latest albums 'New' from Paul McCartney, 'Same Cloth or Not' from Lisa O'Neill and 'Moon Landing' from James Blunt.

Arena Friday 18th October 2013

Abie Philbin Bowman with Arts and Entertainment News, Evelyn O'Rourke on the graduates of Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art - The Lir & Declan Burke on the latest in Crime Fiction.

Music Played on the Show

New

New

Paul Mccartney

3:11

Early Days

Early Days

Paul Mccartney

4:18

No Train To Cavan

No Train To Cavan

Lisa O'Neill

3:27

Apiana

Apiana

Lisa O'Neill

1:07

Bonfire Heart

Bonfire Heart

James Blunt

3:53

Face The Sun

Face The Sun

James Blunt

0:49

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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