Arena Friday 14 March 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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

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Martin Sixsmith

Martin Sixsmith

Martin SIxsmith is a former BBC foreign correspondent and also worked as communications director for Tony Blair's first labour government. More recently he has come to attention in this country for his book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee which was made into the Oscar nominated film Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Sixsmith was in Ireland last weekend as part of the Ennis Book Club Festival. I spoke to him at the event and asked him about how he first became interested in the Philomena Lee story

You Should Have Known - Jean Hanff Korelitz

You Should Have Known - Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz is a New York author and has just published her sixth novel, You Should Have Known.The book tells the story of Grace Sachs, a marriage counselor who discovers she may be more in need of advice than her own patients. She Joins Sean from New York to discuss

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Joining Sean to discuss some of this week's new album releases are Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher. They've been listening to Kiss Me Once from Kylie, Recess from Skrillex, and Home from Kian Egan

Music Played on the Show

I Was Gonna Cancel

I Was Gonna Cancel

Kylie Minogue

1:20

Feel So Good

Feel So Good

Kylie Minogue

1:09

Coast Is Clear

Coast Is Clear

Skrillex

1:24

Doompy Poomp

Doompy Poomp

Skrillex

1:13

Home

Home

Kian Egan

3:41

I Run To You

I Run To You

Kian Egan + Jodi Albert

1:12

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