Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 5 January 2014

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 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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Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Geralyn Aspill


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