Arena Friday 1 August 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 - Irish band Delorentos sign with Universal record label, Johnny Cash residence may be turned into a rehab centre, The Killers top ‘weirdest lyrics’ poll

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From small screen to big screen

From small screen to big screen

Chris Wasser on television programmes that make the transfer to the big screen – e.g. The Inbetweeners, Porridge, Mr Bean, Monty Python, The Fugitive, Star Trek

"All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews

"All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews

Canadian author Miriam Toews talks about her novel “All My Puny Sorrows”, the story of two Mennonite sisters, one of whom is intent on ending her life (published by Faber & Faber)

Publishing on Twitter

Publishing on Twitter

Edel Coffey on Booker-nominated novelist David Mitchell publishing his new short story “The Right Sort” exclusively on Twitter (@david_mitchell)

Album reviews

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Jim Carroll review “Pixie Lott” by Pixie Lott, “Lese Majesty” by Shabazz Palaces and “Wayfarer” by Nell Bryden

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Nasty

Nasty

Pixie Lott

3:01

Lay Me Down

Lay Me Down

Pixie Lott

3:40

#Cake

#Cake

Shabazz Palaces

1:10

Forerunner Foray

Forerunner Foray

Shabazz Palaces

1:10

Wayfarer

Wayfarer

Nell Bryden

1:14

Perfect For Me

Perfect For Me

Nell Bryden

1:15

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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