Arena Friday 31 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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The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

“The Invisible Woman,” adapted from Claire Tomalin’s 1990 biography, is the true story of Dickens’s longtime clandestine affair with Nelly Ternan, who was 27 years his junior. They met in 1857 when Nelly, 18, was appearing in the Collins play “The Frozen Deep,” whose production Dickens oversaw. Dickens at the time was 45.

“The Invisible Woman,”  was directed by and stars Ralph Fiennes who talks to Sean from a London studio.

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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

South African Comedian, Trevor Noah first came to International Attention when he was publically endorsed by Eddie Izzard.

Noah makes his Vicar Street debut tonight, with his award-winning one-man show, ‘The Racist’.

Abie Philbin Bowman is in studio to tell us more

 

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Album Reviews

Album Reviews

This week albums are an eclectic mix –

Broken Bells with their latest collaboration ‘After the Disco’,

Indie rockers Augustines with their self-titled 2nd album

and finally Bombay Bicycle Club with their fourth album in five years called ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’.....

And with their verdicts, Sean is joined by Sinéad Ní Mhordha and Niall Byrne....

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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