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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 Wednesday 22 January 2014

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    Arena Wednesday 22nd January 2014

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Pianist David Syme

    American Pianist David Syme performs 'Romanza' and 'Taboo' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. David Syme performs at the John Field Room of Dublin's National Concert Hall on Friday January 24th at lunchtime - www.nch.ie and www.symepiano.com for further information.

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    Theatre - The Dig

    Mark Wale on his play 'The Dig' which opens at Theatre Upstairs in Dublin from Tuesday January 28th - Saturday February 1st at 1pm - www.facebook.com/theatreupstairs.

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    Arena Wednesday 22nd January 2014 - Full Programme

    Alan Corr of RTE Ten with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News, Helen Dunmore on her novel 'The Lie', Evelyn O'Rourke on 'Actions' at The Abbey Theatre, Colm Toibin on Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown' and Mark Wale on his play 'The Dig'.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:16 p.m.
      Title: The Sing
      Performer(s): Bill Callahan
      Performer(s): Bill Callahan
      Album: Dream River
      Duration: 0:04:46
    • 07:50 p.m.
      Title: You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover
      Performer(s): The Strypes
      Performer(s): The Strypes
      Album: Snapshot
      Duration: 0:02:39
    • Title: Romanza
      Composer: Anon / Arr David Syme
      Performer(s): David Syme
      Performer(s): David Syme
      Album: On Fire, N/A
      Duration: 0:01:52
    • Title: Taboo
      Composer: Leucona / Arr David Syme
      Performer(s): David Syme
      Performer(s): David Syme
      Album: Music from the Ahabeg Road, N/A
      Duration: 0:03:44

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