Arena Tuesday 3 June 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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Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Sweny's pharmacy in Dublin city centre which featured in Ulysses in danger of closing because of commercial rates, a Harvard academic 'A Most Dangerous Book' suggests James Joyce may have suffered from syphilis, the National Gallery to close this week because of a staff strike, Sinead O'Connor announces the title of her new album was inspired by the Sheryl Sandberg 'ban bossy' campaign

Davy Byrne Short Story 2014

Davy Byrne Short Story 2014

Sara Baume, winner of the Davy Byrne Short Story competition for her story ‘Solesearcher 1’

International IMPAC Literary Award

International IMPAC Literary Award

Kay Sheey reviews IMPAC Award shortlisted “Traveller Of The Century” by Andrés Neuman, the story of a man and the people he encounters in an imaginary town somewhere in Germany (published by Pushkin Press)

Roger Corman and Edgar Allan Poe

Roger Corman and Edgar Allan Poe

John Byrne on the links between cult film-maker Roger Corman, horror actor Vincent Price and the writer/poet Edgar Allan Poe

Acid house

Acid house

Jim Carroll reviews "The True Story Of Acid House: Britain's Last Youth Culture Revolution" by Luke Bainbridge which looks at what made acid house such an important musical movement (published by Omnibus Press)

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Budapest

Budapest

George Ezra

3:35

Supernova

Supernova

Ray Lamontagne

4:10

Out Of Space

Out Of Space

The Prodigy

5:12

Your Love

Your Love

Frankie Knuckles

3:53

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