Arena Monday 28 August 2017

coming up on Friday's show....we review the range of music released for Christmas, from Irish and international artists and some interesting offerings from celebrities

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"Forest Dark" by Nicole Krauss

"Forest Dark" by Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss talks about her latest novel "Forest Dark", about two characters at a crossroads in their life. One is a wealthy lawyer in his sixties and the other is an author from Brooklyn called Nicole who is having trouble writing her latest novel (published by Bloomsbury)

40th anniversary of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

40th anniversary of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

Chris Wasser marks the 40th anniversary of the Steven Spielberg film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir at the National Concert Hall

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir at the National Concert Hall

Sorcha Kenny spoke to Stephin Merritt of the American band The Magnetic Fields about the live performance at the National Concert Hall of their latest album "50 Song Memoir", an album with a song for every year of his life

Further details:   www.nch.ie

 

"All Bread Is Made of Wood", a public art project by Fingal County Council

"All Bread Is Made of Wood", a public art project by Fingal County Council

The artists Fiona Hallinan and Sabina MacMahon explain the Fingal County Council public art project to create works on the theme "All Bread Is Made of Wood", taking place at Swords Castle 

Further details:  http://fingalarts.ie/public-art/all-bread-is-made-of-wood-this-dirt-swords-castle

Music Played on the Show

66: Wonder Where I'M From

66: Wonder Where I'M From

The Magnetic Fields

2:41

74: No

74: No

The Magnetic Fields

1:05

14: I Wish I Had Pictures

14: I Wish I Had Pictures

The Magnetic Fields

0:45

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