Sunday Miscellany

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    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.

    Sunday Miscellany and RTÉ 1916

    As part of RTÉ 1916,  RTÉ’s programme of events marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Sunday Miscellany will be hosting a special live event in the National Opera House in Wexford on Saturday, March 12th.

    The programme is seeking submissions specifically  for this event.   We are looking for essays or poems which relate in some way to the events of 1916.

    The standard submission rules apply and full details can be found here-

    The work must not have been previously published and writers must be prepared to read their essays in front of a live audience on the evening of the 12th of March in Wexford.

    The closing date for submissions for this event is Monday, February 8th.

    Please send submissions to and mark them ‘RTÉ 1916’.

    Sunday Miscellany 7 February 2016


    Sunday Miscellany

    This morning’s Sunday Miscellany on the theme of film was presented in co-operation with the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

    The selection of new writing:

    Silent Movie Hour -  a poem by Jessica Traynor

    Cannes on the no. 11 bus by Ciarán Carty

    When Pictures Move by Ruth Barton

    The Car was the Star by Bernard Whelan

    At the Station a poem by Mary Turley- McGrath

    The New Daughter by John Connolly

    Bernard Whelan and Mary Turley McGrath’s pieces were selected from ‘Cinema Snapshots’, a competition run by ADIFF and Dublin City Library Groups with Sunday Miscellany.


    ‘Comme un Rosée de Larmes’ from the silent movie ‘The Artist’.  The piece was composed by Ludovic Bource and performed by the Brussels Philharmonic.

    The theme from the movie ‘Taxi Driver’ composed by Bernard Hermann

    ‘My Ole Pal’ from the soundtrack to ‘The Butcher Boy’ composed by Elliot Goldenthal

    ‘The Bare Necessities’ from The Jungle Book composed by Richard M and Robert B Sherman and performed by Louis Armstrong

    ‘Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago’ composed by Maurice Jarre and played by the City of Prague Philharmonic

     ‘I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before’  written by Hans Zimmer from the movie Sherlock Holmes.

    The ADIFF festival runs from the 18th to the 28th of February and full details are available on

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