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- http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/features/2011/1018/349833-2011-10-183/

    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 8th.

    Please send submissions to sundaymiscellany@rte.ie and mark them ‘RTÉ 1916’.

    Sunday Miscellany Wednesday 25 December 2013

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    Christmas Miscellany

    This Christmas Day Miscellany was recorded recently in the National Concert Hall, a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with Conductor David Brophy, and leader Mia Cooper.

    New short essays:

    In Australia by Brendan Graham

    Snow, Goering’s Train and Hoffstetter’s Serenade by Thomas McCarthy

    Alice by Kate Kerrigan

    Three Wise Men by John MacKenna

    Christmas in Liguria by Christine Dwyer Hickey

    Christmas in Ourselves by Kevin Gildea

    Music:  

    Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil sung by Soprano Cara O’Sullivan, Mia Cooper solo Violin

    Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys by Victor Herbert

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung by Mary Coughlan

    Concerto Grosso in G Minor (Christmas Concerto) by Corelli

    New Year’s Dream by Ciaran Tourish, Ciaran Tourish (tin whistle) and Ritchie Tourish ( boy soprano)

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    Christmas Miscellany

    New short essays: In Australia by Brendan Graham; Snow, Goering's Train and Hoffstetter's Serenade by Thomas McCarthy; Alice by Kate Kerrigan; Three Wise Men by John MacKenna; Christmas in Liguria by Christine Dwyer Hickey; Christmas in Ourselves by Kevin Gildea

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil
      Composer: Arr. David Brophy Rteco
      Performer(s): Cara O'Sullivan & Mia Cooper Solo Violin Rténco
      Performer(s): Cara O'Sullivan & Mia Cooper Solo Violin Rténco
      Duration: 2:49
    • Title: March Of The Toys From Babes In Toyland
      Composer: Victor Herbert
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra/David Brophy
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra/David Brophy
      Duration: 3:43
    • Title: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
      Composer: Martin
      Performer(s): Mary Coughlan
      Performer(s): Mary Coughlan
      Duration: 2:29
    • Title: Concerto Grosso In G Minor Op. 6 No. 8 'Christmas Concerto' - Pa
      Composer: Corelli
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra/David Brophy
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra/David Brophy
      Duration: 3:58
    • Title: New Year's Dream
      Composer: N
      Performer(s): Ciaran Tourish - Tin Whistle + Ritchie Tourish - Boy Soprano
      Performer(s): Ciaran Tourish - Tin Whistle + Ritchie Tourish - Boy Soprano
      Duration: 1:00

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