Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 30 March 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 30 March 2014

New short essays:

Lisheen by Andrea Ward

Kurt Cobain and the  No. 75 bus to Dun Laoghaire by Sinéad Gleeson

Your Soft Inner Child by Leo Cullen

My Mother Was a Dancer by Kim Pinto Williams

Falling in Love with My Mother by Kate Kerrigan

Facing the Truth: Remembering John McGahern by Brian Leyden

Music:

A Tune for the East India Nightingale performed by Laoise O’Brien

All Apologies performed by Nirvana

Generations by Sylvie Grossetete and Philip Guibert

The Dublin Saunter sung by Noel Purcell

The Wedding Waltz by John Gibson

Sunday Miscellany 30 March 2014

New short essays: Lisheen by Andrea Ward; Kurt Cobain and the No. 75 bus to Dun Laoghaire by Sinéad Gleeson; Your Soft Inner Child by Leo Cullen; My Mother Was a Dancer by Kim Pinto Williams; Falling in Love with My Mother by Kate Kerrigan; Facing the Truth: Remembering John McGahern by Brian Leyden

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Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Geralyn Aspill

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