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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 Thursday 30 January 2014

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    Political Protest Songs 1940s America

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

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    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.

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    Phil Lynch reads his poem: Progress

    Phil Lynch reads his poem, Progress.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Arts News

    Abie Philbin Bowman with tonight's Arts News.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:54 p.m.
      Title: The Strange Death of John Doe
      Performer(s): The Almanac Singers
      Performer(s): The Almanac Singers
      Album: The Almanac Singers, Vol. 1 - Talking Union - 1941-1942
      Duration: 0:01:44
    • 07:57 p.m.
      Title: Which Side Are You On
      Performer(s): Almanac Singers
      Performer(s): Almanac Singers
      Album: Which Side Are You On?
      Duration: 0:02:18

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