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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future"

    Arena Wednesday 19 March 2014

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    Guth na nGael

    Guth na nGael - A new documentary series is set to be hitting our television screens on Friday 21st of this month. 'Guth na nGael' meaning voice of the Irish will be presented by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and each episode will explore the different themes that appear in traditional and contemporary Irish music. Mairead joins Sean in Studio
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    Yves Saint Laurent

    Yves Saint Laurent is one of the icons of the haute couture fashion world of Paris of 1950s and 60s. A new film, YSL, looks at his life as a designer, but also at his tempestuous relationship with his business partner and lover, Pierre Bergé Edel Coffey went to see it for Arena
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    Offset

    A weeklong festival of design, culminating in a three day international seminar in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Offset festival is entering it's fifth year. Our reporter Abie Philbin Bowman has been speaking to the director of Offset, and to one of those travelling from New York to address the Festival, and Abie joins Sean in studio.
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    Opera Briefs

    Next week at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin two colleges will come together to stage three short operas showcasing emerging Irish talent in music and staging. Opera Briefs is directed by Conor Hanratty who joins Sean in studio along with Kevin O'Connell, the composer of one of these short operas.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:47
      Title: Occupy Your Mind
      Composer: Conor J O'Brien
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: Occupy Your Mind - Single, RUG582CDP
      Duration: 3:06
    • Title: The Parting Glass
      Composer: Trad Arr Callery, Mc Phail, Cullen,Fitzgerald
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Album: An Irish Holiday, Tara
      Duration: 2:50
    • Title: The Meeting Of The Waters
      Composer: Thomas Moore Lyrics, Air Trad
      Performer(s): John Mccormack
      Performer(s): John Mccormack
      Duration: 1:45
    • Title: Home
      Composer: Francie Í Maonaigh
      Performer(s): Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh And Eddi Reader
      Performer(s): Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh And Eddi Reader
      Duration: 1:09
    • Title: Jephte
      Composer: Info N/A
      Performer(s): Paul Mccreesh And Gabrieli Consort
      Performer(s): Paul Mccreesh And Gabrieli Consort
      Duration: 1:03

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