Sunday Miscellany

    Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

    Sunday mornings mean 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:

    The next Sunday Miscellany Live will be taking place on Achill Island as part of the Heinrich Boll Memorial Weekend on Sunday 3rd May, 2015

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    Sunday Miscellany 12 April 2015

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    Sunday Miscellany 12 April 2015

    This morning ’s selection of new writing was recorded in the Peacock Theatre in Dublin on Easter Monday as part of RTÉ’s Road to the Rising event and featured:

    Plays and Players by Bernard Farrell

    The Toffee Hammer My Father Wore by Henrietta McKervey

    The Laughing Boy by Jack Harte

    River Thoughts by Christine Dwyer Hickey

    ‘Leslie Price de Barra by Liz Gillis

    Music:

    ‘Nora’ from The Plough and the Stars played by Jenny Dowdall on cello

    ‘Handel’s Largo in G’ from his opera ‘Xeres’ performed by the Dublin String Quartet. This piece was performed by the Abbey Orchestra conducted by John F. Larchet in the Abbey Theatre on Easter Monday in 1915.

    ‘The Laughing Boy’ – with lyrics by Brendan Behan and music by Mikis Theodorakis was arranged and sung by Barry Gleeson.

    The slow air ‘Cois Abhainn na Séad’ was played by Kevin Rowsome on uileann pipes and he was joined by Tierna Rowsome on harp on ‘The Liffey Banks’.

    ‘Mná na hÉireann’ by Seán Ó Riada was performed by the Dublin String Quartet.

     

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    Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 12 April 2015

    This programme was recorded in the Peacock Theatre on Easter Monday as part of RTE's Road to the Rising: Contributors include: Plays and Players by Bernard Farrell; The Toffee Hammer My Father Wore by Henrietta McKervey; The Laughing Boy by Jack Harte; River Thoughts by Christine Dwyer Hickey; Leslie Price de Barra by Liz Gillis

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