Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 12 July 2015

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.

Coming up: Sunday Miscellany Live at the Red Line Book festival at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght at 6pm on 15 October, with writers Dermot Bolger, Eileen Battersby, Eileen Casey, Cyril Kelly, Rosaleen McDonagh and Sara Shine, and music from the Far Flung Trio and Crash Ensemble flautist Susan Doyle and clarinetist Deirdre O'Leary. Tickets are available here: https://redlinebookfestival.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578913

Sunday Miscellany 12 July 2015

This morning’s Sunday Miscellany marks the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Arigna coal mines in July 1990.  The programme includes a selection of writings and music connected to the mines and to those who worked there.

The Arigna Mining Experience by Brian Leyden

Life between Eastersnow and Sliabh an Iarainn by Caroline Wynne

My Life in Power by Charlie McGettigan

Miner for a Heart of Gold Yvonne Woods

Dust on the Lung, Striking a Seam of Memory by Vincent Woods

Music:

‘Sanctuary’ with lyrics by Vincent Woods, music by Máirtín O’Connor and sung by Mary McPartlan.

‘House on the Hill’ a reel played on flute by Packie Duignan who worked in the Arigna mines

‘Life of a Miner’ written and performed by Charlie McGettigan

3 hornpipes- Murphy’s, The Liverpool and The Wexford Hornpipe played on fiddle by Joe Lacky Gallagher who delivered coal around Arigna for many years.

 ‘Miner’s Song’ by Trevor Knight performed by Trevor Knight and Ed Deane on guitar and vocals.

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 12 July 2015

Marking the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Arigna coal mines July 1990. Contributors: The Arigna Mining Experience by Brian Leyden; Life between Eastersnow and Sliabh an Iarainn by Caroline Wynne; My Life in Power by Charlie McGettigan; Miner for a Heart of Gold Yvonne Woods; Dust on the Lung, Striking a Seam of Memory by Vincent Woods

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