Arena Thursday 30 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 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Political Protest Songs 1940s America

Political Protest Songs 1940s America

Political Protest Songs in America during the 1940s with Ollie Cole.

The Mighty Stef

The Mighty Stef

The Mighty Stef are launching their vinyl EP tomorrow night, January 31st, at their gig in Whelan’s on Wexford Street here in Dublin and they're launching it exclusively on vinyl.

Phil Lynch reads his poem: Progress

Phil Lynch reads his poem: Progress

Phil Lynch reads his poem, Progress.

The Liz Roche Company

The Liz Roche Company

The Liz Roche Company specialises in contemporary dance and next week the company brings its new show 'Interloper' out on the road across Ireland.

Evelyn O’Rourke went along to rehearsals in Dance house on Foley Street to find out more.

Film Review

Film Review

Sinéad Gleeson and Brian Lloyd review The Armstrong Lie, Lone Survivor and Out of the Furnace.

The Armstrong Lie is a documentary chronicling cycling legend Lance Armstrong's rise and fall from grace, Lone Survivor is the new Mark Wahlberg film, the true life tale of a navy SEAL operation in Afghanistan, and Out of The Furnace is the second film from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper.

Arts News

Arts News

Abie Philbin Bowman with tonight's Arts News.

Music Played on the Show

The Strange Death Of John Doe

The Strange Death Of John Doe

The Almanac Singers

1:29

Which Side Are You On

Which Side Are You On

Almanac Singers

2:18

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