Sunday Miscellany Wednesday 25 December 2013
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.
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
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)
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