Arena Thursday 29 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 Abie Philbin Bowman - biopics are in vogue at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival, Sue Johnston from The Royale Family will be playing the ladies maid in the next season of Downton Abbey, Brad Pitt punched in the face at Maleficent premiere

Film reviews

Film reviews

Roe McDermott and Simon Maher review new film releases - "Maleficent", "Jimmy's Hall" and "Edge of Tomorrow"  

Patricia Bardon, opera singer

Patricia Bardon, opera singer

Irish singer Patricia Bardon talks about her career as a mezzo-soprano and playing the title role of Carmen at the National Concert Hall this Saturday

More info at www.nch.ie

PJ O'Rourke

PJ O'Rourke

the writer and cultural commentator PJ O’Rourke talks about his latest novel “The Baby Boom" (published by Grove Press)

Official website: www.pjorourke.com

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

one of the artists performing at the Cat laughs Comedy Festival - English comic Harriet Kemsley

Theatre reviews

Theatre reviews

Sophie Gorman reviews two new plays at The Mac in Belfast - a double-bill "Villa" and "Discurso" - which explore the difficult history of Chile under the Augusto Pinochet regime   

Official website: http://themaclive.com/ 

Music Played on the Show

Habanera, Carmen - L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle

Habanera, Carmen - L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle

Patricia Bardon (Mezzo-Soprano)

2:00

Seguidilla

Seguidilla

Patricia Bardon (Mezzo-Soprano)

2:02

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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