Arena Thursday 17 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

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - Marvel have re-imagined their character Thor as a woman and will be re-inventing other characters, TG4 have started broadcasting in the USA, the blues star Johnny Winter dies

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Film reviews

Film reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Paul Whitington review "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes", "Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon" and "Grand Central"

Paul Williams, composer

Paul Williams, composer

legendary American composer Paul Williams talks about his career which began as an actor and then writing hits for television, film and pop singers

 

Official website: www.paulwilliamsofficial.com

"A Song For Issy Bradley" by Carys Bray

"A Song For Issy Bradley" by Carys Bray

Carys Bray talks about her debut novel “A Song For Issy Bradley", the story of a woman who joins the Mormon faith but has to re-examine her beliefs after a tragedy (published by Hutchinson)

Theatre review

Theatre review

Sophie Gorman reviews the play “Be Infants In Evil” by Brian Martin at the Druid Theatre as part of the Galway International Arts Festival

Official website: www.giaf.ie

Music Played on the Show

Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo

Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo

Johnny Winter

0:43

Turn It Around

Turn It Around

Lucius

3:42

We've Only Just Begun

We've Only Just Begun

Carpenters

3:17

Touch

Touch

Daft Punk Feat Paul Williams

1:05

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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