Arena Wednesday 4 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

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Alan Corr - questions about the tv show 'Sherlock' and about Miriam O'Callaghan feature on today's English paper in the Junior Cert exam, William Nicholson says the film '12 Years A Slave' soaked up all the guilt over slavery and that's why his film 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' was a flop, scientists have grown a live replica of Vincent van Gogh's ear

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Lorrie Moore, author

Lorrie Moore, author

the writer Lorrie Moore talks about "Bark", her latest collection of short stories (published by Faber & Faber)

TV preview

TV preview

Roe McDermott previews season 2 of the television series "Orange Is The New Black"      

War Poetry

War Poetry

Neil Astley, editor of "The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems", an anthology of war poetry from 1914 to the present day (published by Bloodaxe Books) 

 

Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

William Dowdall on flute and his daughter Lisa Dowdall on viola talk about performing in the Dublin Music Saunter as part of this year’s Great Music in Irish Houses festival

Full details at http://www.greatmusicinirishhouses.com/ 

 

Music Played on the Show

Let Me Down Easy

Let Me Down Easy

Paolo Nutini

3:27

Ballad Of Claudy

Ballad Of Claudy

James Simmons

4:17

Jig

Jig

William And Lisa Dowdall

1:32

Variations On Eileen Aroon

Variations On Eileen Aroon

William And Lisa Dowdall

3:36

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