Sunday Miscellany

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    Its new radio essays and occasional poetry followed by complementary music capture our times, passions and curiosities. The contributor led content is selected from open submission and commissioned writing presented by new voices and established names.

    Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of events and happenings are the stuff of Sunday Miscellany. The programme is part of Sunday mornings since 1968. It is essential listening to thousands across Ireland and the world.

    Christmas Miscellany 25 December 2014

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    This morning’s programme was recorded as part of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas- a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which took place in the National Concert Hall earlier this month.

    The spoken word pieces were;

    Foreshore by Donal Ryan

    The Queen of Gallilee by Mary O’Malley

    Christmas in the Highlands by Nuala Ní Chonchúir

    Music of the Spheres by John F. Deane

    Filleadh ón Antartach by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh….and the translation ‘Return from Antarctica’ was by Billy Ramsell

    The Beaumont Mafia by Anthony Glavin

    The music in the programme, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conductor Gearóid Grant was –

    ‘A Christmas Cracker’ by Thomas Hewitt Jones

    ‘The Cherry Tree Carol’ …a traditional carol sung by Loah and arranged by Andrew Cottee

    ‘The ‘vivace’ from Four Scottish Dances’ by Malcolm Arnold

    ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ from Cantata no 208 by Bach

    ‘Largo from Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi…..featuring Mia Cooper on solo violin

    ‘The First Noel’ sung by soprano Kim Sheehan

     

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