Sunday Miscellany

    Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

    Sunday Miscellany

    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.

    Details of next live event:

    Date: Sunday, September 20th 
    Time: 11.45AM (Sharp)
    Venue: Christ Church, Portumna
    Tickets: €10
    Doors: Close @ 11.45am as recording begins @ 12PM sharp - latecomers CANNOT be admitted

    Tickets can be purchased through the Festival website;

    For over forty years, Sunday morning on RTÉ Radio 1 has meant Sunday Miscellany.  Each week, the programme presents a selection of new writing from both established writers and new voices, woven together with complimentary music. Shorelines is delighted to host this morning’s live recording of Sunday Miscellany which will feature a mix of new voices and well known writers as well as live music.

    It will be presented by the programme’s producer, Aoife Nic Cormaic.

    As the recording will begin at 12 noon, we would ask you to please be seated by 11.45am as latecomers cannot be admitted.

    Sunday Miscellany 30 August 2015


    Sunday Miscellany 30 August 2015

    New short essays: 

    The Pre-electric picnic by Pat Boran

    Boarding School Payphone a poem by James Harpur

    Gallipoli’s Long Shadow by Dorcha Lee

    That Summer of Rain by Enda Coyle-Greene

    The First Day by A. M. Cousins

    Exploring Fair Head by John Horgan


    ‘Try a little Tenderness’ performed by Florence and the Machine

    The 4th movement from Five easy pieces for piano, four hands by Stravinsky performed by Katia and Marielle Labeque

    The vivace-adagio from Beethoven’s piano Sonata No. 30 in E played by Andras Schiff on piano

    La Valse des Jouets by Michel Faubert played by Dermot Byrne on accordion and Floriane Blancke on harp

    My Aunt Jane and Fair Rosa sung by Davy Hammond accompanied by Donal Lunny


    Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 30 August, 2015

    New short essays: The Pre-electric picnic by Pat Boran; Boarding School Payphone a poem by James Harpur; Gallipoli's Long Shadow by Dorcha Lee; That Summer of Rain by Enda Coyle-Greene; The First Day by A. M. Cousins; Exploring Fair Head by John Horgan

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