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.

    Details of the next live event:

    The next Sunday Miscellany Live takes place at the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival in Ballyshannon on Sunday, October 4th.   Guests on the date will include Nuala Ní Chonchúir,  Little John Nee, Frank Galligan, Martin McGinley, Denise Blake, Mary O’Donnell, Dave McHugh, Colette Ní Ghallchóir, Joe Brennan and Olive Travers with music from The Henry Girls, Amy Gillen, Seamie O’Dowd, Aidan O’Donnell and Danny Meehan. 
    The event will take place in the Abbey Arts Centre in Ballyshannon at 3pm sharp and latecomers will not be admitted.  (Approx duration 2 hours).  Tickets are free but booking is recommended at

    Sunday Miscellany 7 July 2013


    Sunday Miscellany 7 July 2013

    New short essay:

    Return of The Salmon - after Ted Hughes’s poem Night Arrival of Sea-Trout by Grace Wells

    Meeting Pete Seeger by John MacKenna

    Hay Days by Theresa McKenna

    Haste to the Wedding by A.M. Cousins

    The Ship Surgeon’s Hobby by Sara Baume

    Winter in July by Caroline Carey Finn


    Evening Dew, Morceau de Salon by George Alexander Osborne performed by Una Hunt (piano)

    My Rainbow Race by Pete Seeger

    People by Styne and Merrill performed by Gerald Peregrine(cello)

    Heath and Bernie’s Half Road – Reel for Jim DeWan by Liz Carroll, followed by Capaillín Dubh ina Thaibhreamh by Steve Cooney - both performed by Zoe Conway (violin) and John McIntyre (guitar)

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