Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 6 July 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 6 July 2014

This live recording was a collaboration between Sunday Miscellany and  University College Cork to mark the acquisition by the university of the Great Book of Ireland and the exhibition then running at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery: FACING PAGES – The Art of The Great Book of Ireland.

New Short writing written especially for this programme was contributed by Thomas McCarthy, Michaelle McAdoo, Mathew Sweeny, Dorothy Cross and Michael Coady

Music:

Vellum for The Great Book performed by Cork Gamelan Ensemble with Ilse De Ziah directed by Mel Mercier

Irene and Linda Buckley performed Malam

Matt Cranitch played Amhrán na Leabhar on Fiddle

Iarla Ó Lionaird sang and performed on the Shruti Box: Táim Curtha Ó Bheith I’m Aonair I’m Luí (I’m Weary from lying Alone) from the singing of Elizabeth Cronin

Jim Lockart’s Theme from The Great Book of Ireland arranged by Fiachra Ó Corragáin and performed by him on Harp, with Geraldine O’Callaghan (fiddle) and Mel Mercier (bodhrán)

The producer would like to thank Crónán Ó Doibhlin, Mel Merciar and the staff of the Glucksman Gallery UCC for all their assistance in preparing this programme.

 

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 6 July 2014

New Short writing written especially for this programme was contributed by Thomas McCarthy, Michaelle McAdoo, Mathew Sweeny, Dorothy Cross and Michael Coady

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