Arena Monday 24 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 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show.

UPRISING

UPRISING

UPRISING is a Smashing Times production directed by Mary Moynihan. Written by Tara McKevitt, it's jumping off point is the flag riots which took place in Belfast in 2012 and seeks to explore why people choose violence and the repercussions of their actions. Director Mary Moynihan and actor Evelyn Shaw join Sean

Ben Watt - Romany and Tom

Ben Watt - Romany and Tom

Ben Watt is one half of the music duo Everything But the Girl - the other half is his wife and long time collaborator Tracey Thorn. He has written his memoirs Romany and Tom and Tony Clayton Lea read it for us.

Classic Movie - The Blair Witch Project

Classic Movie - The Blair Witch Project

John Byrne tells Sean why the 1999 indpendent film The Blair Witch Project is a classic movie

Audio Fires live in Session

Audio Fires live in Session

Formed in 2012, Audio Fires describe their music as "big guitars with a healthy dose of pop" , their EP 'Don't Let' is out now the join Sean for a chat and to perform

Music Played on the Show

25th December

25th December

Everything But The Girl

3:56

24 Windowed House

24 Windowed House

Soak

3:41

All Of The Way

All Of The Way

Audio Fires

3:39

Don't Let

Don't Let

Audio Fires

2:29

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