Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 10 August 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 10 August 2014

The short essays on today’s Sunday Miscellany - marking the Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann 2014 taking place in Sligo from today until 17 August - were by Brian Leyden, Gregory Daly, Fionnuala Maxwell and Martin Enright and the poems The Leitrim Thrush and McKenna’s Tunes were by Vincent Woods

Music:

Mrs Kenny’s Barndance played by Michael Coleman (recorded in 1929)

Why Wouldn’t I compose and sung by Charlie McGettigan

Roscommon Reels played by John McKenna (flute) and Arthur McKenna (piano)

As I Roved Out / Joe O’Dowd’s Barndance sung by Mary McPartlan with Shamie O’Dowd,

Liam Kelly, Tom Morrow, Cathal Hayden, Danny Byrt, Mary Staunton and Martina Goggin

Memories of Ballymote / Gurkin Cross performed by Ben Lennon( fiddle), Séamus Quinn fiddle/piano ) and John Carty (Tenor banjo)

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 10 August 2014

The short essays on today's Sunday Miscellany - marking the Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann 2014 taking place in Sligo from today until 17 August - were by Brian Leyden, Gregory Daly, Fionnuala Maxwell and Martin Enright and the poems The Leitrim Thrush and McKenna's Tunes were by Vincent Woods

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