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Wednesday 14th February

A love special for St Valentine's Day

A love special for St Valentine's Day, looking at some of the great screen romances, books that took the theme of love in strange directions and unusual love songs

Tuesday 13th February

Celebrating 70 years of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, with current and former members Bill Dowdall, Debbie Clifford and Noel Eccles

Thursday 1st February

Celebrating Tom Murphy

A special programme live from the Abbey Theatre to celebrate the work of playwright Tom Murphy

Thursday 25th January

Tradfest 2018, live from House of Lords, College Green

A Tradfest special, live from the House of Lords on College Green. Chat and live music from The Dhol Foundation, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Steve Wickham, Pierre Bensusan and Karrie  

Tuesday 2nd January

Female emancipation reflected in the arts

In the centenary year of Ireland granting women the right to vote, today we look at female emancipation across the arts

Friday 29th December

The year ahead in the arts

A panel offer tips for what to look forward to in the arts in the coming year - in music, film, theatre and literature

Thursday 28th December

Literary interviews on the show in 2017

A special programme looking back at some of the interviews with authors during the past year

Wednesday 27th December

Highlights from Culture Night 2017

Some highlights from Arena at Culture Night at Dublin Castle on the 22nd of September

Thursday 21st December

Remembering Woody Guthrie

Andy Irvine remembers the life and career of Woody Guthrie, one of the most significant figures in American folk music and a tireless campaigner for social justice, who died 50 years ...

Wednesday 20th December

Uilleann Pipes awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

Peter Browne on the global recognition given to the uilleann pipes by UNESCO who have listed them on their Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list Full details:   https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/uilleann-piping-01264

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