Arena Monday 19 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

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with Alan Corr - Kate O'Toole reveals the ashes of her father Peter O'Toole are being kept at Áras an Uachtaráin until he can be laid to rest in the west of Ireland, the 10th Dublin Dance Theatre Festival starts tomorrow, Collins English Dictionary asks for public submissions for new additions to the dictionary - (words like felfie, adorkable have already been suggested)

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"Chestnut Street" by Maeve Binchy

"Chestnut Street" by Maeve Binchy

Evelyn O'Rourke reviews "Chestnut Street", a collection of short stories and the last novel by Maeve Binchy (published by Orion)

Erik Poppe, film-maker

Erik Poppe, film-maker

the Norwegian film director Erik Poppe talks about his latest film “A Thousand Times Goodnight”, with Juliette Binoche as a war photographer and also starring Irish actors Maria Doyle Kennedy and Lauryn Canny

The Hard Ground

The Hard Ground

interview with Marlene Enright and Pat Carey, vocalists with Cork band The Hard Ground. 

Official website:  www.thehardground.com

Learning the alphabet

Learning the alphabet

the poet Colm Keegan reads his essay ‘LMNOP’, about the challenge of learning the alphabet when he was a child

Robert Crumb, animator

Robert Crumb, animator

Dan Nosella looks at a 6-volume collection of the animator Robert Sketchbooks, 1964-1981(published by Taschen)     

Music Played on the Show

Glory

Glory

Wye Oak

5:08

Bells And Bow

Bells And Bow

The Hard Ground

3:03

Ashes

Ashes

The Hard Ground

2:30

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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