Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 14 May 2017

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 14 May 2017

A special programme recorded recently at Strokestown International Poetry Festival.

New writing: 

The Raging Foam, a poem for Leland Bardwell, by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

L'Irlande Profonde, by Paddy Bushe

Maggie and Frank, a poem by Noelle Lynskey

A Heart, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Roscommon Rain, a poem by James Harpur

Calling on Leland Bardwell, by Brian Leyden

Music:

Bagatelle no. 1 from Six Bagatelles by Gyorgy Ligeti, played by Cassiopeia Wind Quintet; 

Novelette in C Major by Francis Poulenc, also performed by Cassiopeia Winds;

Sí Beag, Sí Mór, by Turlough O'Carolan, played on flute and fiddle by Patsy Hanly and John Carty;

Variations from Faronell's Divisions on A Ground (La Folia), by members of Sligo Baroque Orchestra: Rod Alston on harpsichord, Nicola Cleary on violin and Anna Houston on cello;

Easter Snow, played by Patsy Hanly on flute;

And Three Diversons for Wind Quintet, final movement, by Joan Trimble, also performed by Cassiopeia Winds.

 

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 14 May 2017

Recorded at Strokestown International Poetry Festival :The Raging Foam, a poem for Leland Bardwell, by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin; L'Irlande Profonde, by Paddy Bushe; Maggie and Frank, a poem by Noelle Lynskey; A Heart, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa; Roscommon Rain, a poem by James Harpur; Calling on Leland Bardwell, by Brian Leyden.

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