Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 17 December 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.

...Announcing the first of our Sunday Miscellany Live series in the new year... We're delighted to be taking part in the Ennis Book Club Festival for the first time on the morning of Sunday 4 March, when we'll record a full programme with a mix of writers from the festival and the locality, and a wide range of music. Join us! Tickets for the event at Glór are now on sale here.  

Sunday Miscellany 17 December 2017

Sunday Miscellany Live at the NCH with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra: part 1

New writing:

The Tended Art of Christmas, by Mary O’Donnell;

In Times of Candle Light, a poem by Denise Blake;

Going Home For Christmas, a poem by Dermot Bolger;

December Babe, by AM Cousins

The Ghosts of Christmas Past, by Conall Hamill.

 

The music on the programme, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by Gearóid Grant, was:

Sunday Miscellany’s signature tune, Galliard Battaglia, composed by Samuel Scheidt, and arranged by Michael Allen;

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, by Tchaikovsky;

If God Be For Us, from Handel’s Messiah, sung by mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty with the Orchestra;

An Chúilfhionn, a traditional air, arranged by Michael Casey; 

The Wexford Carol, sung by the Voice Squad;

Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen, arranged by Feargal Murray and sung by Camille O’Sullivan with Feargal Murray on piano.

And Part 2 of our Christmas Miscellany with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra goes out on Christmas morning.

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 17 December 2017

Live at the NCH with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Part 1: New writing: The Tended Art of Christmas, by Mary O'Donnell; In Times of Candle Light, a poem by Denise Blake; Going Home For Christmas, a poem by Dermot Bolger; December Babe, by AM Cousins; The Ghosts of Christmas Past, by Conall Hamill.

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Producer: Sarah Binchy

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