Arena Friday 14 February 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. Presented by Evelyn O'Rourke

Valentine's Night

Valentine's Night

Today is St. Valentine's Day and Arena celebrates both the agonies and ecstasies of love as it's been represented in music, poetry, literature, music and art.

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by writer John McKenna, arts journalist Yvonne Nolan, playwright Shaun Dunne and reviewer Roe McDermott.

Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott

The death was announced today, of the Irish painter and architect, Patrick Scott.

This sad news comes on the eve of a major retrospective of his work, due to open tomorrow.

It’s in two parts:

The first is in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the second part, dealing with his later career, is in Carlow’s VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art.

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Aidan Dunne, the visual Arts Editor of The Irish Times, and author of a major book on the artist, entitled simply 'Patrick Scott'. Also on the line is Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections at IMMA who curated the exhibition.

You can find out more about the exhibition here.

Arts News

Arts News

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Abie Philbin-Bowman for today's Arts News.

 

Music Played on the Show

Move It

Move It

Cliff Richard

2:35

Take This Longing

Take This Longing

Leonard Cohen

4:20

Please

Please

Little Green Cars

4:23

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