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 3 February 2013


    Sunday Miscellany Feb 3rd 2013

    On today’s programme you heard:

    “My Encounter With the Third Reich” by Terry Mooney

    “The Price of A Dream” by Fiona O’Donovan

    “Raspberry Ripple” by Marie Noonan

    “Breedlove” by David McCormack


    First Time Buyers by Miriam Dunne

    The musical pieces were:

    An extract from “ A German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms , performed by The Schutz Choir of London and The London Classical Players,

    “The Sound of Water” from the Methany Mehldau Quartet

    “The Old Bush and The Bucks of Oranmore” from Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan


    “Antonella’s Birthday” composed and played by Tommy Emmanuel

    A podcast of the speech content of the programme is available on

    The broadcast co-ordinator was Geralyn Aspill and

    The programme was produced by Aonghus McAnally

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