Arena Tuesday 5 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 

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with Alan Corr - the all-female Top 10 Hollywood earners released and Sandra Bullock confirmed as the highest-paid actress in the world, Ricky Gervais confirms there'll be an upcoming film showing what happened to David Brent after 'The Office', Marianne Faithful says her former lover was behind the accidental death of Jim Morrison  

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Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O’Connor talks about the inspiration for her new album “I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss”

Essay by Sara Baume

Essay by Sara Baume

Sara Baume essay about a mis-shapen snowman, friendship and loneliness

Book review: "Dangerous Rhythm" by Richard Barrios

Book review: "Dangerous Rhythm" by Richard Barrios

John Byrne reviews “Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter” by Richard Barrios (published by Oxford University Press) 

Poetry from Peter Fallon

Poetry from Peter Fallon

Peter Fallon reads his poem “A Far Cry” from his latest collection “Strong, My Love” (published by Gallery Press)

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Jeff Buckley anniversary

Jeff Buckley anniversary

Jim Carroll on the 20th anniversary of the release of “Grace”, the only studio album Jeff Buckley ever completed

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Music Played on the Show

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Jeff Buckley

7:02

Corpus Christi Carol

Corpus Christi Carol

Jeff Buckley

3:09

Last Goodbye

Last Goodbye

Jeff Buckley

4:46

Lover You Should've Come Over

Lover You Should've Come Over

Jeff Buckley

1:40

How About I Be Me

How About I Be Me

Sinead O'Connor

2:04

Take Me To Church

Take Me To Church

Sinéad O'Connor

3:12

Streetcars

Streetcars

Sinead O'Connor

4:30

Blue Skies

Blue Skies

Al Jolson

0:30

A Few Of My Favourite Things

A Few Of My Favourite Things

Julie Andrews (Vocal)

1:10

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