Arena Monday 9 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

Arts News

Abie Philbin Bowman marks the death of British comedian and actor Rik Mayall

Best crime fiction

Best crime fiction

Declan Burke with a selection of some of the best in crime fiction - "The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker (published by MacLehose), "The Lonesome Heart Is Angry" by Paul Charles (published by New Island), "The Amber Fury" by Natalie Haynes (published by Corvus), "The Ties That Bind" by Erin Kelly (published by Hodder & Stoughton), "The Bones Beneath" by Mark Billingham (published by Little Brown), "The Boy That Never Was" by Karen Perry (published by Penguin) 

"Counter Culture" by Katie O'Kelly

"Counter Culture" by Katie O'Kelly

Actress and playwright Katie O'Kelly talks about the inspiration for her play "Counter Culture" - shop workers employed on zero-hours contracts

40 years of ABBA

40 years of ABBA

John Meagher on the release of 'ABBA: The Singles', a box-set of all their singles released on vinyl to mark their 40th anniversary 

 

Reading "Ulysses"

Reading "Ulysses"

Jonathan Creasy talks about his documentary "The Big Book" which aims to encourage people to read James Joyce's "Ulysses"

the documentary can be heard, for free, at http://newdublinpress.org/  

Music Played on the Show

Waterloo French Version

Waterloo French Version

Abba

1:00

The Winner Takes It All

The Winner Takes It All

Abba

5:10

Sos

Sos

Abba

1:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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