Sunday Miscellany 13 August 2017
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.
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New essays and poetry:
Rebel Cork: Contender or Pretender, by Lourdes Mackey
Sand, a poem by Fred Johnston
Remembering Kate O’Brien, by Catherine Foley
The 16th of August, 1917, by Magdalen O’Connell
The Wind off Gloria Bog, by Brian Leyden
The Holy Children of Our Lady’s Island, by A.M. Cousins
The Bandonbridge Suite - The Earl of Cork's Allemand, composed and performed on harp and fiddle by Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Nollaig Casey;
Playlist for an Extreme Occasion: Part Zero, by the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo Yo Ma, composed by Vijay Iyer;
Merry You Go Round Me, composed for solo piano by Fiona Linnane, and played by Aoife Chawke;
Somewhere a Voice is Calling, by John McCormack;
Fanny Power, by Turlough O’Carolan, arranged and played on guitar by John Williams.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 August 2017
New essays and poetry: Rebel Cork: Contender or Pretender, by Lourdes Mackey;
Sand, a poem by Fred Johnston; Remembering Kate O'Brien, by Catherine Foley; The 16th of August, 1917, by Magdalen O'Connell; The Wind off Gloria Bog, by Brian Leyden; The Holy Children of Our Lady's Island, by A.M. Cousins