Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 29 December 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 29 December 2013

New short essays:

The Photograph – a poem by Vona Groarke

The Christmas Cake by Marguerite MacCurtin

Old Hat by Colbert Kearney

The Kilmore Carols by A.M Cousins

Mindful Walking by Leo Cullen

Closing Time – another poem by Vona Groarke


Cancion by Frederico Monpou performed by Redmond O’Toole (cello)

Winter from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla, Mia Cooper lead violinist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Conductor David Brophy, recorded at the recent Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas in the National Concert Hall

Capaillín Dubh Thaibhreach by Steve Cooney performed by Zöe Conway (fiddle) and John McIntyre( guitar)

Carol for St Stephen’s Day by the Kilmore Carol Singers from the RTÉ Sound Archive

Bouree, from Lute Suite No. 1 by JS Bach also performed by Redmond O’Toole (guiter)

Sunday Miscellany 29 December 2013

New short essays: The Photograph - a poem by Vona Groarke; The Christmas Cake by Marguerite MacCurtin; Old Hat by Colbert Kearney; The Kilmore Carols by A.M Cousins; Mindful Walking by Leo Cullen; Closing Time - another poem by Vona Groarke



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