Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 16 July 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 16 July 2017

New writing:

Her Broken Heart, by Eileen Battersby

The German Refugees of Limerick, by Jody Clarke

Cloudheads Inc., a poem by Mary O’Donnell

Irish Dancing, by Noelle Lynskey, recorded at the recent Sunday Miscellany outside broadcast at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival

Waiting for the UFOs Way Back in the 1960s, by Frank Kavanagh

Other Ways of Singing, by Lani O’Hanlon

Portora Royal, a poem by James Harpur

Music:

Sicilienne in E flat, by Maria Theresia von Paradis, played on cello by Jacqueline du Pré with Gerald Moore on piano;

The Palatines’ Daughter, by Julia Clifford on fiddle with John Clifford on accordion;

Floating Clouds, seventh movement from Eight Memories in Watercolour, by Tan Dun, played on piano by Lang Lang;

Sligo Maid, played by Patsy Hanly on flute and John Carty on fiddle, also recorded at that Strokestown event;

Dandelion Blues, by the Incredible String Band;

And M’bife (balafon) by Amadou and Mariam.

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 16 July 2017

Her Broken Heart, by Eileen Battersby; The German Refugees of Limerick, by Jody Clarke; Cloudheads Inc., a poem by Mary O'Donnell; Irish Dancing, by Noelle Lynskey; Waiting for the UFOs Way Back in the 1960s, by Frank Kavanagh; Other Ways of Singing, by Lani O'Hanlon; Portora Royal, a poem by James Harpur.

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Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Geralyn Aspill

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