Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 12 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 12 January 2014

New short essays:

Marrying Nan Kinsella by  John MacKenna

January Winds by Patricia Byrne

Get the Last of the New, New by Cyril Kelly

The Curse of St. Munchin by Mae Leonard

Stories from the Typewriter by Caroline Carey Finn

Music :

Pal of My Cradle Days sung by Sean Dunphy

Slow Air/ Enchanted Valley, a traditional air arranged and performed by Micheál Ó hEidhin and Friends

New Year’s Dream by Ciaran, Siobhan & Martin Tourish, arranged for orchestra by Martin Tourish and performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conductor David Brophy with Ciaran Tourish (tin whistle) and Richie Tourish (boy soprano)

Slán le Máigh sung by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Sunday Miscellany 12 January 2014

New short essays: Marrying Nan Kinsella by John MacKenna; January Winds by Patricia Byrne; Get the Lad of the New, New by Cyril Kelly; The Curse of St. Munchin by Mae Leonard; Stories from the Typewriter by Caroline Carey Finn



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Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Geralyn Aspill


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