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 2 August 2015

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    Sunday Miscellany 2 August 2015

    This morning’s programme was recorded last weekend in Drumcliff Church in Sligo as part of Tread Softly 2015.

    New short essays:

    The Wandering Childhood of WB Yeats by Brian Leyden

    The Extra Second a poem by Rita Ann Higgins

    Sitting down to breakfast with Yeats by Meg Harper

    Mullagh na Sidhe by Joe McGowan

    My Travels with WB by Dan Mulhall, who is Ireland’s ambassador to Britain

    Music:

    ‘The Song of Wandering Aongus’ with music by Christy Moore sung by Mary McPartlan with Aidan Brennan on guitar

    ‘The Fisherman’s Lilt and the Humours of Lissadell’  played by Oisín MacDiarmada on fiddle and Damien Stenson on flute

    The 2nd movement from ‘Some Vague Utopia’ composed by Neil Martin and performed by Niamh Crowley on violin and Anna Houston on cello

    ‘The Strayaway Child’ composed by Michael Gorman and played by Oisín Mac Diarmada and Damien Stenson.

    ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’ sung by Mary McPartlan with Aidan Brennan on guitar.

    And next week’s programme will feature more from that special Yeats celebration which took place in Drumcliff Church in Sligo last weekend.

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