Arena Wednesday 17 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 Alan Corr - Minister Heather Humphreys announces competition for Ireland's nominee for European Capital of Culture 2020, tracks from Madonna's new album leaked online, Sinead O'Connor re-writes the Irish national anthem

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Best crime fiction of 2014

Best crime fiction of 2014

Declan Burke with his selection of the best crime fiction of 2014 – 

“Blue Is The Night” by Eoin McNamee,  “Unravelling Oliver” by Liz Nugent,  “The Black Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black,  “The Wolf In Winter” by John Connolly,  “The Boy That Never Was” by Karen Perry, “The Missing File” by DA Mishani,  “Irene” by Pierre Lamaitre, “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith,  “The Monogram Murders” by Sophie Hannah,  “The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly

Television for Christmas

Television for Christmas

Rick O’Shea and Sinead Mooney with recommendations for what to watch on television over Christmas

Book review: "Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars" by Neil Young

Book review: "Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars" by Neil Young

Alan Corr reviews the memoir “Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars” by Neil Young (published by Viking)

Jessica Traynor, poet

Jessica Traynor, poet

Jessica Traynor reads her poem “The Water Table” from her latest collection “Liffey Swim”

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

Alternative Christmas songs

Alternative Christmas songs

Abie Philbin Bowman with some alternatives to the usual Christmas songs

Music Played on the Show

I Want To Drive My Car

I Want To Drive My Car

Neil Young

3:20

After The Goldrush

After The Goldrush

Neil Young

4:00

I'Ll Be Killing You This Christmas

I'Ll Be Killing You This Christmas

Loudon Wainwright Iii

3:49

Xmas In February

Xmas In February

Lou Reed

3:08

Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis

Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis

Tom Waits

4:44

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

The Kinks

0:55

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Tom Lehrer

1:42

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