Sunday Miscellany

    Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

    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 5th.

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

    Details of the next Live Event:

    The next Sunday Miscellany Live is a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and it takes place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Tuesday, December 8th. For tickets, please go to

    Sunday Miscellany Sunday 30 December 2012


    Sunday Miscellany

    A mix of 'music and musings'

    Books by Evelyn Conlon

    Running by Sheila Maher

    The Kindness of Strangers by Mary O’Malley

    Angel Paz Talks to the Birds – a poem by Mark Roper

    Finding Tarrytown by Bernard Farrell

    An Unexpected Gift by Barbara Scully

    Music :

    Soft Winds performed by Stefan Grappelli

    Early in The Morning performed by len Graham, Gary Ó Briain and Pádraig in Ní Uallacháin

    What’s There to Say performed by Chet Baker

    Apples in Winter : The First Frost is All Over performed by Danú

    Deborah’s Theme from from the Sergio Leone Suite by Ennio Morricone performed by Yo-Yo Ma

    The programme was first broadcast on January 9th 2011.

    It is available on the web and the full programme can be enjoyed on the RTÉ Radio Player. The spoken contributions can be downloaded as a podcast.

    Sunday Miscellany is produced by Cliodhna Ni Anluain and the broadcasting co-ordinator is Laura-Leigh Davies.

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