Arena Wednesday 2 April 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

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Arts News

Alan Corr with the latest news in the arts world - the U2 album The Joshua Tree added to the registry of the US National Congress, Meryl Streep to play a mother who plays a guitar-wielding rocker at night in the new Jonathan Demme film and a stolen Paul Gaugin painting has been found hanging in an Italian kitchen for decades     

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Actor interview

Actor interview

Jared Harris talks about his latest role in the horror film "The Quiet Ones"

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Feis Ceoil

Feis Ceoil

Evelyn O'Rourke reports on the ESB Feis Ceoil which began at the RDS this week and sees 5,000 performers showcasing their musical talents over the next two weeks. She talks to Laura Gilsenan CEO, ajudicating musician Julie Feeney, the Wesley College choir director Helen Doyle and 16-year old student Nathan Hayes

www.feisceoil.ie

Comedy

Comedy

Abie Philbin Bowman talks to Irish comedian Jarlath Regan about his decision to pursue a career in the UK and his podcast "An Irishman Abroad"

for more information about Jarlath Regan see www.jigser.com

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Book review

Book review

Eibhear Walsh reviews "Arctic Summer", the latest novel from South African writer Damon Galgut, published by Atlantic Books

Band interview

Band interview

Chat and live music from Cork band Ian Whitty and The Exchange

Music Played on the Show

Tattoo Rings

Tattoo Rings

Ian Whitty And The Exchange

4:30

Birds Carry Souls

Birds Carry Souls

Ian Whitty And The Exchange

4:00

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