Arena Thursday 23 May 2013

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 

Arena Thursday 23rd May 2013

Arena Thursday 23rd May 2013

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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Johnnie Craig and Eithne Shortall review this week's film releases 'The Hangover III' and 'Epic' with Seán Rocks.

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Dacia Maraini

Dacia Maraini

Catherine Dunne on the Italian Activist and Writer Dacia Maraini who will take part in an event on Sunday May 26th at Dublin's Botanic Gardens. The event is organised by the Irish Writer's Centre - www.writerscentre.ie for full details.

Live Music - Tumbling Bones

Live Music - Tumbling Bones

Maine trio Tumbling Bones perform 'Darlin' Nelly' and 'How they're Rolling' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band are currently touring Ireland - www.tumblingbones.com/tour for details.

Music - Costello, Git Buck & Willa

Music - Costello, Git Buck & Willa

James Costello and Git Buck are poets and hip hop artists from Dublin's northside. Earlier this year they were the subject of a documentary called Broken Song. They've now released a rap album called Mary Jane. Arena asked them to come into studio - along with blues singer William Lee - known as Willa - to perform 'Illosophical'.

Music Books

Music Books

Tony Clayton-Lea on the books 'Text & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll - the Beats and Rock Culture' by Simon Warner (Publishers Bloomsbury) and 'Harry Styles - Every Piece of Me' by Louisa Jepson (Publishers Simon & Schuster).

What's On

What's On

Abie Philbin Bowman with a look at what's on around the country this weekend in the worlds of arts and entertainment.

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