Arena Friday 15 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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Book Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Book Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is the author of the international bestselling ‘The Shining Girls’, which came out in 2013. She has just published her fifth book, a thriller entitled ‘Broken Monsters’.

Arlene Hunt has been reading it and she joins Seán in studio...

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger - An Appreciation

Arnold Schwarzenegger - An Appreciation

Joe Griffin lauds the career and talents of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ensemble Eriu

Ensemble Eriu

A septet of traditional Irish musicians, Ensemble Eriu, are in studio

Kevin Graham Poem

Kevin Graham Poem

Kevin Graham is a poet whose work is featured in the current issue of The Stinging Fly.  He reads his Poem "A Sighting"

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

The fourth album from Courteeners is one of three albums up for review tonight. The others are:

The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society from James Yorkston,

And the self-titled debut album from New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker.

Joining Seán in studio are John Meagher and Sinead White.

Music Played on the Show

White Horses

White Horses

The Courteeners

3:00

Fellow Man

Fellow Man

James Yorkston

3:00

Guy Fawkes Signature

Guy Fawkes Signature

James Yorkston

2:00

Always Waiting

Always Waiting

Benjamin Booker

2:17

Spoon Out My Eyeballs

Spoon Out My Eyeballs

Benjamin Booker

2:58

West Clare Reel/East Clare Reel

West Clare Reel/East Clare Reel

Ensemble Eriu

5:00

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