Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 28 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 28 May 2017

This programme was the first of two special Sunday Miscellany programmes recorded on 23rd May, 2017 at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, marking 200 years of Dún Laoghaire Harbour, and supported by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

This morning, we heard:
Dún Laoghaire Harbour: A cause of hope? by Captain Simon Coate
The Wild Call, by Evelyn Conlon
Swimmer, and Three Snapshots From The House of Fiction, two poems by Gerald Dawe
Storytown, by Joseph O’Connor
Clingeann na Cloig/ The Bells Ring Out, a poem in Irish and English, by Nuala Ní Dhomnaill

Music:

Minuetto, ma non troppo presto, from Joseph Haydn’s last string quartet, Opus 103, played by the RTÉ Contempo Quartet;
Prelude, Opus 32, number 5, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, played on piano by Conor Linehan;
Sailing Boats by Alec Roth from his quartet Paul Klee Pictures, also performed by the RTÉ Contempo Quartet
If Ever You Go To Dublin Town, by Patrick Kavanagh, sung by Barry Gleeson;
The Seventh Degree, played by Tríona Marshall on harp and Martin Tourish on accordion, and composed by Martin Tourish.

 

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 28 May 2017

200 Years of Dun Laoghaire Harbour - : Dún Laoghaire Harbour: A cause of hope? by Captain Simon Coate; The Wild Call, by Evelyn Conlon; Swimmer, and Three Snapshots From The House of Fiction, two poems by Gerald Dawe; Storytown, by Joseph O'Connor; Clingeann na Cloig/ The Bells Ring Out, a poem in Irish and English, by Nuala Ní Dhomnaill

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