Sunday Miscellany

    Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

    Sunday Miscellany

    Its new radio essays and occasional poetry followed by complementary music capture our times, passions and curiosities.  The contributor led content is selected from open submission and commissioned writing presented by new voices and established names.

    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 thousands across Ireland and the world.

    Sunday Miscellany and RTÉ 1916

    As part of RTÉ 1916,  RTÉ’s programme of events marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Sunday Miscellany will be hosting a special live event in the National Opera House in Wexford on Saturday, March 12th.

    The programme is seeking submissions specifically  for this event.   We are looking for essays or poems which relate in some way to the events of 1916.

    The standard submission rules apply and full details can be found here- http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/features/2011/1018/349833-2011-10-183/

    The work must not have been previously published and writers must be prepared to read their essays in front of a live audience on the evening of the 12th of March in Wexford.

    The closing date for submissions for this event is Monday, February 8th.

    Please send submissions to sundaymiscellany@rte.ie and mark them ‘RTÉ 1916’.

    Sunday Miscellany 10 August 2014

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    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)

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    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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