Arena Monday 6 January 2014

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 

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Review: Patricia Cornwell - Dust

Review: Patricia Cornwell - Dust

Declan Burke Reviews Patricia Cornwell's new book 'Dust'.

12 Years a Slave

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L'Histoire de Melodie Nelson

L'Histoire de Melodie Nelson

Serge Gainsbourg is probably best known as the composer of Je t'aime, but critics might argue that Serge Gainsbourg's best work is an album that is less well known - L'Histoire de Melodie Nelson. Jim Carroll has been listening to the album and reading a new book about it, also called Histoire de Melodie Nelson by Darren Anderson.

Classic Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

Classic Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

Our classic movie this week is a 1951 Ealing comedy with an extraordinary cast which includes Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway and Audrey Hepburn. The Lavender Hill Mob, is the choice of guest Darryl Jones

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