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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 18 October 2013

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    Arena Friday 18th October 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    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).

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    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.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: New
      Composer: Paul McCartney
      Performer(s): Paul McCartney
      Performer(s): Paul McCartney
      Album: New (Deluxe Edition), B00EUS9JF0
      Duration: 0:03:11
    • Title: Early Days
      Composer: Paul McCartney
      Performer(s): Paul McCartney
      Performer(s): Paul McCartney
      Album: NEW (Deluxe Edition), B00EUS9JF0
      Duration: 0:04:18
    • Title: No Train To Cavan
      Composer: Lisa O'Neill
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill
      Album: Same Cloth Or Not, Lisa O'Neill, LONCD002
      Duration: 0:03:27
    • Title: Apiana
      Composer: Lisa O'Neill
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill
      Performer(s): Lisa O'Neill
      Album: Same Cloth Or Not, Lisa O'Neill, LONCD002
      Duration: 0:01:07
    • Title: Bonfire Heart
      Composer: James Blunt
      Performer(s): James Blunt
      Performer(s): James Blunt
      Album: Moon Landing, Atlantic, B00E4Q70RC
      Duration: 0:03:53
    • Title: Face The Sun
      Composer: James Blunt
      Performer(s): James Blunt
      Performer(s): James Blunt
      Album: Moon Landing, Atlantic, B00E4Q70RC
      Duration: 0:00:49

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