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    on Wednesday's programme..........Abie Philbin Bowman talks to American stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, the programme takes a look at a new film about James Joyce featuring the music of John McCormack, chat with the author Sebastian Barry about his latest novel “The Temporary Gentleman”, a preview of the forthcoming tv series "Fargo" and acclaimed film-maker Josh Oppenheimer talks about his documentary "The Act Of Killing".

    Arena Tuesday 17 December 2013

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    Arena Tuesday 17th December 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Live Music - Ronan O'Snodaigh & The Occasionals

    Ronan O'Snodaigh & The Occasionals perform Seod (Jewel) live in studio. The band's new album is called 'Sos' and they play the Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival on Sunday December 22nd.

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    Book - Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells and Silent Nights

    John Byrne on the book 'Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs' by Ronald Lankford which is Published by University Press of Florida.

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    Arena Tuesday 17th December - Full Programme

    Alan Corr of RTE Ten with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News, Leonie McDonagh on Pony Panto, Poet Stephen Murray on his collection 'On Corkscrew Hill' and J.C. Chandor Director os 'All Is Lost' starring Robert Redford.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Seod
      Composer: Ronan O'Snodaigh
      Performer(s): Ronan O'Snodaigh and the Occasionals
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:04:09
    • Title: Delirium Tremens
      Composer: Garret Baker
      Performer(s): Garret Baker and the Random Nouns
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:05:11
    • Title: The Ballad of Patrick and Rita
      Composer: Garret Baker
      Performer(s): Garret Baker and the Random Nouns
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:03:15
    • Title: White Christmas
      Composer: Berlin
      Performer(s): Bing Crosby
      Performer(s):
      Album: The Best Christmas Album, Virgin, 2438423202
      Duration: 0:03:03
    • Title: Jingle Bells
      Composer: James Pierpont
      Performer(s): Willie Nelson
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:01:07

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