Arena Thursday 8 May 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, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Eoin Colfer announced as the third Laureate na nÓg which aims to promote the importance of childrens literature, the planned Morrissey biopic 'Stephen' apparently will cover his pre-Smiths life, Chuck Berry will receive the 2014 Polar Music Prize (musical equivalent of a Nobel Prize)

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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Shaun Dunne and Sinead Gleeson review latest releases - "Frank", "Before The Winter Chill" and "Sabotage" 

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Printer Clips

Printer Clips

an interview with Paul Noonan and Maria Doyle Kennedy about their musical side-project Printer Clips

Official website at http://printerclips.com

(for copyright reasons the live music played during this interview is not available to download)

Dance and the female body

Dance and the female body

choreographer/dancer Lucy Suggate reports on ‘Mind In The Flesh: Female Bodies in Contemporary Performance’, a 3-day dance symposium on what it means to be a female artist today, presented by Dance Limerick

More information at http://dancelimerick.ie

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Music books review

Music books review

Tony Clayton Lea reviews some of the latest music books - "Simply Thrilled: The Presposterous Story Of Postcard Records" by Simon Goddard (published by Ebury Press),  "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues" by Joel Selvin (published by Counterpoint Press),  "Bathed In Lightning" by Colin Harper (published by Jawbone Press) and "Rock Stars Stole My Life" by Mark Ellen (published by Coronet)     

Music Played on the Show

Rip It Up

Rip It Up

Orange Juice

3:56

The Cartographer

The Cartographer

Printer Clips

3:14

Vapour Trail

Vapour Trail

Printer Clips

3:57

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