Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 27 October 2013

Sunday Miscellany

The programme's new radio essays and occasional poems, interspersed with complementary music, capture our times, passions and curiosities.  The content is selected mostly from open submission, with some commissions. Submissions are welcome from new and established writers alike.

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 many thousands across Ireland and more around the world.

Details of next live events:

Sunday Miscellany at Strokestown International Poetry Festival takes place on the May bank holiday, Monday 1 May at 12 noon, at Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Writers from the festival and the locality will read their work, accompanied by a truly diverse range of live music. For tickets see:   or you can ring the Festival office to book tickets on: 071 9633759

And Sunday Miscellany: a special recording marking the 200th anniversary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour takes place at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on Tuesday 23 May at 8pm. We’ll have essays and poetry about the harbour and associated themes, and live music with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and more. For tickets, see:

Sunday Miscellany 27 October 2013

New short essays:

Richard Henry Geoghegan, Irish Linguist by Rita Crampton

Marathon Story by Paul Thornton

Poetic Justice by Pat Dunne

In the Margins by John F. Deane

Late in the Evening by John MacKenna


All God’s Chillun’ Got Wings by Edward Collins performed by Earl Wild (piano).

Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No 3 by JS Bach performed by Maya Homburger (violin).

The Living Sculptures of Pemberley by Dario Marianelli performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) with the English Chamber Orchestra.

The Court of New Town performed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire and guest musicians.


Sunday Miscellany 27 October 2013

New short essays: Richard Henry Geoghegan, Irish Linguist by Rita Crampton; Marathon Story by Paul Thornton; Poetic Justice by Pat Dunne; In the Margins by John F. Deane; Late in the Evening by John MacKenna



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Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Geralyn Aspill


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