Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 10 December 2017

Sunday Miscellany

The programme's new radio essays and occasional poems, interspersed with complementary music, capture our times, passions and curiosities.  The content is selected mostly from open submission, with some commissions. Submissions are welcome from new and established writers alike.

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 many thousands across Ireland and more around the world.

Sunday Miscellany 10 December 2017

New writing:

Culchie Day in the Big Smoke, by Robert Higgins

Midwinter Festivals, by Dympna Murray Fennell

Santa is on the Agenda: How Children Celebrated Santa Claus in Communist Hungary, by Bernadett Buda

Elegy, for Aodán Mac Póilín, a poem by Gerald Dawe

Christmas Truce, Ardoyne, 1914, by Louise Kennedy

From the Chicago Diaries: the El, by John F Deane

Music:

Rocky Road To Dublin, by Luke Kelly;

O Christmas Tree/ O Tannenbaum, by the London Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green;

Hungarian Melody in B minor (D817) by Franz Schubert, played on piano by Alfred Brendel;

How Happy for the Little Birds, by Laoise O’Brien;

Ave Maria, sung by John McCormack.

*The late Dympna Murray Fennell, who contributed that essay Midwinter Festivals to this week’s programme, was a regular and valued contributor to Sunday Miscellany over the years, right up until her recent death. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

 

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 10 December 2017

Culchie Day in the Big Smoke, by Robert Higgins; Midwinter Festivals, by Dympna Murray Fennell; How Children Celebrated Santa Claus in Communist Hungary, by Bernadett Buda; Elegy, for Aodán Mac Póilín, a poem by Gerald Dawe; Christmas Truce, Ardoyne, 1914, by Louise Kennedy; From the Chicago Diaries: the El, by John F Deane.

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