Arena Tuesday 12 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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My Fellow Sponges

The six-piece Galway-based band is led by Anna Malarkey and Donal McConnan and they join Séan in studio.

Film Maudit at the IFI

Film Maudit or cursed film is a term used to describe films that have been unfairly maligned or overlooked on their release. Now the Irish Film Institute is running a season to showcase the films they believe deserve a reappraisal. IFI Cinema Programmer Kevin Coyne joins Séan in studio.

Alison Moore

Alison Moore was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2012 with her first novel The Lighthouse. Her second novel, He Wants, is the story of a retired teacher whose life is shaken up by the reappearance of an old school friend. Alison joins Séan to talk about the book.

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