Arena Monday 28 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 - an online petition to get Joan Burton to apologise for derogatory comnents she made about Metallica fans/metal heads, three of JD Salinger short stories to be re-published after 50 years, a television episode featuring The Simpsons and Family Guy mash-up to come in the autumn

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Book review: "Upstairs At The Party" by Linda Grant

Book review: "Upstairs At The Party" by Linda Grant

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Upstairs At The Party” by Linda Grant, the story of a working-class Jewish girl called Adele Ginsberg born in Liverpool in the second half of the 20th century but who has literary aspirations (published by Virago Press)

Book review: "The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music" by Craig Harris

Book review: "The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music" by Craig Harris

Róisín Dwyer reviews "The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music" by Craig Harris, a biography of the legendary rock group (published by Rowman and Littlefield)    

Neil Delamere's new television series

Neil Delamere's new television series

Abie Philbin Bowman talks to Neil Delamere about his new television series “Holding Out For A Hero”, where he goes in search of the truth behind the legends of Irish heroes like Fionn MacCumhaill and the pirate queen Gráinne Mhaol

Gavin Bryars, composer

Gavin Bryars, composer

Composer Gavin Bryars talks about his role as composer-in-residence at in the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

Official website:  www.gavinbryars.com

Festival details: www.happy-days-enniskillen.com

 

 

Music Played on the Show

Anáil Dé 2

Anáil Dé 2

Gavin Bryars/Iarla Ó Lionáird

2:00

Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single

Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single

Gavin Bryars

4:04

The Weight

The Weight

The Band

4:50

Up On Cripple Creek

Up On Cripple Creek

The Band

4:43

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