Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 13 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:   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 13 July 2014

New short essays:

Fernhill by Ruth O’Connor

Where the Rhododendrons Grew by Pat Dunne

The Boyhood of Raleigh by Declan Collinge

Uncle Jimmy’s Garters by Fidelma Mahon

St Stephen’s - a Speculation – a poem by Moya Cannon

Master Willie by Karl O’Neill


Rondino on a theme of Beethoven by Kreisler performed by Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney

Doonaree sung by Ruby Murray

Máirséal MacMahon performed by Martin Hayes, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and its composer Peader Ó Riada

Kyerie from Misa Flamenca by Paco Pena, performed by The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus conducted by Laszlo Heltay

North Circular by Donnacha Dennehy performed on piano by Michael McHale

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 July 2014

New short essays: Fernhill by Ruth O'Connor; Where the Rhododendrons Grew by Pat Dunne; The Boyhood of Raleigh by Declan Collinge; Uncle Jimmy's Garters by Fidelma Mahon; St Stephen's - a Speculation - a poem by Moya Cannon; Master Willie by Karl O'Neill



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