Arena Tuesday 13 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 

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with Alan Corr - a Family Guy/Simpsons episode to air in September, a track possibly about Mountjoy Prison on Morrissey's next album 'None Of Your Business', Blondie one of the big acts confirmed for this year's Electric Picnic

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50 great books that can change your life

50 great books that can change your life

Andy Miller, author of "The Year Of Reading Dangerously: How 50 Great Books Saved My Life"  (published by Fourth Estate)  

Irish film showing at Cannes Film Festival

Irish film showing at Cannes Film Festival

Jon Hozier Byrne and David Reilly of Stoneface Films on their film 'The Omega Male' which has been selected for inclusion at this year's Cannes Film Festival

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

in her series reviewing novels on the shortlist for this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, this week Kay Sheehy reviews "The Detour" by Gerbrand Bakker (published by Vintage) 

Small Plastic Wars by Pat McGrath

Small Plastic Wars by Pat McGrath

writer/actor Pat McGrath reads an extract from his one-man show "Small Plastic Wars" which is touring the country as part of the Bealtaine Festival

Other people's taste in music

Other people's taste in music

John Byrne reviews “Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste” by Carl Wilson (published by Bloomsbury), a book that looks at how people organise their identities around their professed love for different types of music

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My Silver Lining

My Silver Lining

First Aid Kit

3:50

Mr Tembo

Mr Tembo

Damon Albarn

3:43

My Heart Will Go On

My Heart Will Go On

Celine Dion

4:35

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