Arena Thursday 5 September 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 

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About Time

The new Richard Curtis rom-com, About Time, which stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel Mc Adams and, the decidedly non-rom-com Riddick the latest offering from Vin Diesel. Simon Maher and Edel Coffey gave their thoughts on the film.

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Hannah Kent - Burial Rites

Australian writer Hannah Kent's debut novel Burial Rites is set in the harsh world of 19th century Iceland. Based on real events, it's the story of Agnes Magnúsdottír. Hannah Kent joined Sean live in studio.

KLF - Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll has been reading about this 1990s band in a new book is called The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned A Million Pounds and is written by John Higgs.Before we get to the burning of one million pounds - place the KLF in their 1990s musical context

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This Is A True Heart

This Is A True Heart

Julia Holter

3:24

Justified And Ancient

Justified And Ancient

The Klf Feat Tammy Wynette

3:35

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