Arena Thursday 24 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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Arts News

with Alan Corr - Star Wars VII to shoot scenes on Skellig Michael, Courtney Love considering options for who will play the lead in Kurt Cobain biopic, a promotional teaser for the film "50 Shades of Grey" has been released

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Film reviews

Film reviews

Roe McDermott and Joe Griffin review "Joe", "Hercules" and "Who Is Dayani Cristal?"

Best in crime fiction

Best in crime fiction

Declan Burke with round-up of the latest crime fiction –

“Twisted” by Lynda la Plante (published by Simon & Schuster)

“The Final Silence” by Stuart Neville (published by Harvill Secker)

“Young Philby” by Robert Littell (published by Duckworth Overlook)

“Murder Below Montparnasse” by Cara Black (published by Soho Crime)

“I Can See In The Dark” by Karen Fossum (published by Vintage)

“All Day and A Night” by Alafair Burke (published by Faber)    

Cormac O'Caoimh, singer

Cormac O'Caoimh, singer

Chat with singer/songwriter Cormac O'Caoimh

Official website: www.cormacocaoimh.net

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Transforming Sadlers Wells Theatre

Transforming Sadlers Wells Theatre

Alistair Spalding, artistic director of Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London spoke to Abie Philbin Bowman about how he has managed to transform the historic dance theatre into a huge financial success

Official website: www.sadlerswells.com   

Music Played on the Show

Yellow Crumbs

Yellow Crumbs

Cormac O Caoimh

3:06

The Moon Loses Its Memory

The Moon Loses Its Memory

Cormac O Caoimh

3:00

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