Arena Monday 31 March 2014

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

Arena

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Arts News

The latest news in the arts world: Abie Philbin Bowman reports on the winners at the Empire Film Awards, the estate of poet Ted Hughes blocks access to his biographer and a new Michael Jackson album slated for May

Book Review

Book Review

Sinead Gleeson reviews "Kinder Than Solitude" by Chinese writer Yiyun Li - moving back and forth in time between America today and China in the 1990s, it is the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of them may have committed

For more information on the author see www.yiyunli.com

Lace Exhibition

Lace Exhibition

Rachel Breslin reports on an interesting artistic interpretation of traditional Irish lace - 'Interlace' at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny

For more information see www.nationalcraftgallery.ie

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Classic Movie

Classic Movie

Ruth Barton analyses what it is about the Walt Disney classic "Snow White" from 1937 that makes it a classic of the genre and why it is so loved by children and adults alike    

Band interview

Band interview

The Limerick band Fox Jaw chat about their career which is going from strength to strength and perform 2 tracks live from their forthcoming album "Ghosts Parade"  

Official band website at www.foxjaw.ie

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Music Played on the Show

Greens And Blues

Greens And Blues

Pixies

3:44

Kerosene

Kerosene

Fox Jaw

3:50

Sirens Call

Sirens Call

Fox Jaw

3:06

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