Arena Tuesday 11 March 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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Benjamin Black - The Black Eyed Blonde

Benjamin Black is the crime writing alter-ego of John Banville. Banville is regarded as one of Ireland's finest novelists. The Black Eyed Blonde is a novel featuring Raymond Chandler's creation Philip Marlowe, a private eye who worked in Los Angeles during the 1940s and 1950s and John joined Seán in studio.

Fire Station Studios

The Fire station was set up 21 years ago in the North East inner city of Dublin and subsidised residential studios that provide self-contained, secure living and working spaces for professional visual artists. Evelyn O'Rourke went along to see the studios and she met with Clodagh Kenny.

'I Have A Lot Of Feelings'

Abie Philbin Bowman reviews Limerick City of Culture exhibition 'I Have A Lot Of Feelings' BY Lajeunesse. More details on http://ihavealotoffeelings.com/

The life & work of Beethoven

Bernard Clarke trawls through the great composers and Bernard joins Seán in studio and enlightens us of the background to his music.

Music Played on the Show

Foxes

Foxes

Cpnhgn

3:21

Turn Away

Turn Away

Beck

3:18

Appassionata 1st Movement

Appassionata 1st Movement

Beethoven

4:33

Save Me From The Grave And Wise

Save Me From The Grave And Wise

Beethoven

1:31

Oh To Joy

Oh To Joy

Beethoven

2:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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