Arena Tuesday 19 March 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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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 Tuesday 19th March 2013

Arena Tuesday 19th March 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Political Comedians

Political Comedians

Abie Philbin-Bowman on an Irish political cabinet made up entirely of Irish stand-up comedians.

Live Music - Cora Venus Lunny

Live Music - Cora Venus Lunny

Cora Venus Lunny, presented by the Irish Composers Collective, will perform at the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday the 21st of March. The website is www.nch.ie. Cora Venus Lunny performs 'Wave' by Richard Gill live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks.

The Beatles - Please Please Me

The Beatles - Please Please Me

Tony Clayton-Lea on 50 years of the album 'Please Please Me' by The Beatles.

Crime Fiction Books

Crime Fiction Books

Declan Burke on the latest crime fiction books including 'I Hear the Sirens in the Street' by Adrian McKinty (Serpent's Tail), 'Gone Again' by Doug Johnstone (Faber & Faber), 'The Carrier' by Sophie Hannah (Hodder and Stoughton) & 'The Polka Dot Girl' by Darragh McManus (Roundfire Books).

Music Played on the Show

Please Please Me

Please Please Me

The Beatles

2:13

Twist And Shout

Twist And Shout

The Beatles

2:46

I Saw Her Standing There

I Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles

3:05

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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