Arena Monday 15 December 2014

On Wednesday nights show, DJ Eddie explains his latest project which is reinventing historical buildings, Paula Shields reviews 'I Am the Border, So I am' and Poet Fiona Bolger on her latest collection 'A Compound of Words'. 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - nominees announced for the 2015 Folio literary prize include some Irish names, a 13-part tv series to come next year based on the epic poem Beowulf, America's Merriam-Webster dictionary announces it's 'word of the year' 

Music books for Christmas

Music books for Christmas

Simon Maher with recommendations for music memoirs for Christmas –

“Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me” by Bernard Sumner (published by Bantam Press)

“Play On: Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac” by Mick Fleetwood (published by Little Brown)

“Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol (published by Touchstone)

Igudesman and Joo

Igudesman and Joo

Igudesman and Joo talk about their act which combines classical music with physical comedy, ahead of their performance of "A Little Silent Night Music" at the National Concert Hall tonight

Official website: www.igudesmanandjoo.com

Cultural gifts for Christmas

Cultural gifts for Christmas

Rachel Breslin and Abie Philbin Bowman with recommendations for cultural gifts for Christmas

The story of "The Girl From Ipanema"

The story of "The Girl From Ipanema"

Lorcan Clancy tells the story behind the song “The Girl From Ipanema”, 50 years after it became a hit and is now the second-most recorded pop song of all time

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Music Played on the Show

Regret

Regret

New Order

4:20

Dreams

Dreams

Fleetwood Mac

4:13

Christmas Confusion

Christmas Confusion

Igudesman And Joo

5:40

Riverdance

Riverdance

Igudesman And Joo

0:30

The Girl From Ipanema

The Girl From Ipanema

Pery Ribeiro

5:36

The Girl From Ipanema

The Girl From Ipanema

Astrud Gilberto

3:00

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