Arena Tuesday 8 July 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 - all five Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park cancelled, a new grown-up Harry Potter book revealed by JK Rowling, after a routine operation in Birmingham by the Irish Air Corps Pharrell Williams approached them to tell them they were 'doing a great job'

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Joseph O'Connor, novelist

Joseph O'Connor, novelist

Joseph O'Connor talks about the bi-lingual stage adaptation of his novel "Star Of The Sea"

Galway Arts Festival website: www.giaf.ie

Pierce Turner

Pierce Turner

Chat with Wexford singer/songwriter Pierce Turner

Official website: http://pierceturner.com

Dave Lordan poetry

Dave Lordan poetry

Dave Lordan reads his poem 'Love Commands The Neighbourhood' from his latest collection Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains

Official website: http://davelordanwriter.com

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"The Diary Of Mary Travers" by Eibhear Walshe

"The Diary Of Mary Travers" by Eibhear Walshe

Eibhear Walshe talks about his novel “The Diary Of Mary Travers” based on the story of a woman from Mitchelstown who sued Oscar Wilde’s parents in 1864 (published by Somerville Press)

Musicals on film

Musicals on film

Evelyn O’Rourke reports on A Summer Of Musicals at the Lighthouse Cinema and why film audiences still love musicals

Official website:  www.lighthousecinema.ie 

Music Played on the Show

A Human Prayer

A Human Prayer

Pierce Turner

3:00

Divinity

Divinity

Pierce Turner

3:00

Tempest

Tempest

Lucius

4:22

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