Arena Monday 11 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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Carlo Gebler

Carlo Gebler

Carlo Gebler is giving a talk this year at the Merriman Summer School, entitled 'The Unsayable: the role of literature in mental health’.

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Shakespeare’s comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ tells a tale of crossed wires, love denied, infidelity, deception and gossip in a small Sicilian port town. A production of the play by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company is currently running as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Sophie Gorman has been to see it.

The Colleen Bawn Trials

The Colleen Bawn Trials

In the autumn of 1819, the remains of Ellen Hanley were found at Kilrush. The victim, now known to story, drama and opera as the Colleen Bawn, was not quite sixteen years of age and only recently married. Her husband subsequently went on trial for her murder.

A new play presents a contemporary exploration of this quintessential Limerick story.

‘The Colleen Bawn Trials – the true story of Ellen Hanley’ is directed by Joan Sheehy, who talks to Sean from the Limerick studio.

Music Played on the Show

Figure It Out

Figure It Out

Royal Blood

3:18

Allistrum's March

Allistrum's March

The Gloaming

1:41

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