Arena Tuesday 22 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 

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with Alan Corr - Robert Downey Jnr the top-paid Hollywood movie star this year, 23 acts join the line-up for this year's Electric Picnic, George Harrison memorial tree in Los Angeles is killed by beetle infestation

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Film director Marc Silver

Film director Marc Silver

film director Marc Silver explains the background to his latest documentary “Who Is Dayani Cristal?”, in which Gael Garcia Bernal tries to identify the remains of an unknown migrant who died in the Arizona desert while trying to get to America

MAC International artists prize

MAC International artists prize

curator Hugh Mulholland and artist Darek Fortas talk about the shortlist for the MAC International, a new prize for artists from the Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast

Official website: www.themaclive.com

Book review - "The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes" by Anna McPartlin

Book review - "The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes" by Anna McPartlin

Edel Coffey reviews “The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes” by Anna McPartlin, the story of a woman dying of cancer looking back on her life  (published by Transworld UK)

Book review - "Twee" by Marc Spitz

Book review - "Twee" by Marc Spitz

Jim Carroll reviews “Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film” by Marc Spitz (published by Harper Collins)

Music Played on the Show

Take Me To Church

Take Me To Church

Sinéad O'Connor

3:12

Diane Young

Diane Young

Vampire Weekend

2:54

Watching The Detectives

Watching The Detectives

Elvis Costello

3:57

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