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.

    Sunday Miscellany 21 December 2014

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    Sunday Miscellany

    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:

    Josie on Grafton Street, Christmas 1961 by Enda Coyle Greene

    Up in Smoke by Pat Boran

    Enemy, Death and a Christmas Tree by Mary Morrissy

    The Happy Ghosts of Christmas Past by John MacKenna

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

    ‘Ave Maria’ by Schubert featuring soprano Kim Sheehan.

    ‘Carol of the Bells’ by Mykola Leontovych, arranged for orchestra by Richard Hayman

    ‘Oíche Chiúin’ sung by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

    ‘Sleigh Ride’ by Leroy Anderson.

    The second part of this special event in the National Concert Hall will be broadcast on Christmas Miscellany on Christmas Day just after 9am.

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