Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 23 February 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: http://www.strokestownpoetry.org/   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:  http://www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/sunday-miscellany1

Sunday Miscellany 23 February 2014

New short essays:

Call of Concrete by Áine Ryan

The Night Cassius Dropped us to our Knees by Tom Rowley

A Leap of Faith by John Lombard

The Magic Boy by Kate Kerrigan

Bowling and the Bandon Road Aqueduct by Des MacHale

Music:

Allemende from Suite No 2 in D Minor by J. S. Bach performed by Maria Kliegel (piano)

Cuán Beag composed and performed by Aoife Nic Cormaic with Steve Larkin and friends

I Can’t Get Started performed by Benny Berrigan (trumpet) and his Band

Evening from Fantasy Pieces by Robert Schumann performed by Fiachra Garvey (piano)

Sunday Miscellany 23 February 2014

New short essays: Call of Concrete by Áine Ryan; The Night Cassius Dropped us to our Knees by Tom Rowley; A Leap of Faith by John Lombard; The Magic Boy by Kate Kerrigan; Bowling and the Bandon Road Aqueduct by Des MacHale

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Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Geralyn Aspill

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