Arena Wednesday 6 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 - Gabriel Byrne quietly marries his long-time girlfriend in Ballymaloe, Jamie Dornan to star in new film about Irish soldiers siege in Jadotville in the Congo, annual Fleadh Cheoil taking place this weekend in Sligo 

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Billy Collins, poet

Billy Collins, poet

former American poet laureate Billy Collins talks about his style of poetry, he is artist-in-residence at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival

Full programme details at www.kilkennyarts.ie

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Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset

actress Jacqueline Bisset talks about her career and starring opposite Gerard Depardieu in her latest film “Welcome To New York”

Adrian Dunbar, actor and director

Adrian Dunbar, actor and director

actor Adrian Dunbar talks about his directing debut for this year’s ‘Happy Days’ Beckett Festival in Enniskillen

Full details at http://happy-days-enniskillen.com/ 

Groom

Groom

Chat with Michael and Wil from Dublin band Groom

Official website: http://groom.bandcamp.com/ 

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Music Played on the Show

County Down

County Down

Beck

4:14

The Old Song

The Old Song

Groom

3:16

Threadneedle Road

Threadneedle Road

Groom

3:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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