Arena Thursday 3 April 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

Alan Corr - David Holmes & Mark Cousins unveil their film ‘I Am Belfast’ tonight as part of the city film festival, free music gigs in Dublin as part of Music Town 2015, Jimmy Magee releases a single for motor neurone charity - a cover of George Jones’s ‘These Old Eyes Have Seen It All’   

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Film Director interview

Film Director interview

Richard Ayoade, actor and director on his new film "The Double" starring  Jesse Eisenberg, inspired by the novel of the same name by Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Author interview

Author interview

Emma Hannigan talks about her latest novel "The Summer Guest", published by Hachette Ireland.  Her memoir "Talk To The Headscarf" chronicles her long-running battle with cancer

Official website www.emmahannigan.com     

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Band interview

Band interview

an interview with the Limerick band Hermitage Green

Official website:   www.hermitagegreen.com

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Joe Griffin and Roe McDermott review "Noah", "The Double" and "Divergent"

Music Played on the Show

The Sun Never Rose

The Sun Never Rose

Hermitage Green

4:15

Big Ben

Big Ben

Hermitage Green

4:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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