Arena Friday 21 June 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 Friday 21st June 2013

Arena Friday 21st June 2013

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Clerihews Competition

Clerihews Competition

Pauline Hall launches Arena's Clerihews competition. A Clerihews is similar to a Limerick with a specific rhyming scheme, beginning with a person's name, and is 4 lines in length. Pauline Hall's Fundit campaign is on www.fundit.ie - search 'Cream of the Milk'.

Writer & Director Carmel Winters

Writer & Director Carmel Winters

Carmel Winters on her new play 'Best Man'. For performance dates the websites are www.everymancork.com, www.corkmidsummer.com and www.projectsartscentre.ie.

Live Music - The Ben Reel Band

Live Music - The Ben Reel Band

Ben Reel performs 'Could've Been' live in studio. The website for tour dates is www.benreel.com.

Clerihews Entries

Clerihews Entries

Seán Rocks reads samples of Arena listeners' Clerihews competition entries.

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Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork Midsummer Festival

Abie Philbin Bowman on the Cork Midsummer Festival. The full programme is available on www.corkmidsummer.com.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Elayne Harrington and John Meagher review this week's new album releases 'Yeezus' from Kanye West, 'Born Sinner' from J Cole and 'Ice on the Dune' from Empire of the Sun with Seán Rocks.

Clerihews Winner

Clerihews Winner

Pauline Hall announces the winner of Arena's Clerihews competition - Moírín O'Donovan from Loughrea in County Galway for her entry 'James Gandolfini, deftly played a meanie, murder, cheat and con, he remains the Don'.

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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