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-

    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 5th.

    Please send submissions to and mark them ‘RTÉ 1916’.

    Details of the next Live Event:

    The next Sunday Miscellany Live is a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and it takes place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Tuesday, December 8th. For tickets, please go to

    Sunday Miscellany 5 January 2014


    Sunday Miscellany 5 January 2014

    New short essays:

    Amoroso – a poem by Vona Groarke

    Nobel Silence by Leo Cullen

    The Horticultural Show by Caroline Carey Finn

    Aging by Brian Leyden

    Arapov by Maurice Cashell

    Going Out – a poem by Vona Groarke

    Music :

    Revirado by Astor Piazzolla 

    Melancholy Hill by Gorillaz

    Lago Puelo Jig by Andy Irvine performed by Zoe Conway (fiddle) and John McIntyre( guitar)

    Empty World performed on piano by composer Josh Johnston 

    Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat Minor, soloist Vladimir Krainev with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra


    Sunday Miscellany 5 January 2014

    New short essays: Amoroso - a poem by Vona Groarke; Nobel Silence by Leo Cullen; The Horticultural Show by Caroline Carey Finn; Aging by Brian Leyden; Arapov by Maurice Cashell; Going Out - a poem by Vona Groarke

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