Sunday with Miriam

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Sunday 15th April

Finbar Furey & Phelim Drew

Legendary singer songwriter Finbar Furey and actor Phelim Drew spoke with Miriam about music and performing.

Davy Russell

Davy Russell won yesterday's Grand National at Aintree with Tiger Roll! Davy spoke with Miriam about fulfilling his lifelong dream.

Sunday 8th April

Sarah O'Neill & Sarah Quigley

Sarah O'Neill & Sarah Quigley recieved cancer treatment as teenagers, they explain to Miriam why they feel there's not enough support in place for health challenges that present themselves years after the all clear.

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof speaks with Miriam about his documentary on WB Yeats.

Sunday 1st April

Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan spoke with Miriam about her life on and off the stage!

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin

On this Easter Sunday, Miriam speaks with Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin.

Sunday 25th March

Francis McGuigan

Francis McGuigan was one of the so called Hooded Men, arrested in 1971 by the British Army, suffering brutal interrogation. This week he was among fourteen men who had their cases rejected by the European Court of Human Rights.

David Brophy

Renowned concert orchestra conductor and choirmaster David Brophy spoke with Miriam about his music, the orchestra and career.

'The Adoption Machine' by Paul Jude Redmond

Paul Jude Redmond has written the book 'The Adoption Machine' about the dark history of Ireland's Mother and Baby Homes. Paul shared his own story this morning.

Sunday 18th March

Paul Howard

Writer Paul Howard best known as the creator of Ross O'Carroll Kelly has a new production in the making .... Copper Faced Jack's: The Musical. Paul spoke with Miriam about the musical, his book 'I Read The News Today, Oh Boy and his friendship with Gareth De Brun.

Marina Litvenenko

Miriam spoke with Marina Litvenenko, widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvenenko whose death became a global story

Sunday 11th March

Mary Merritt, Diane Croghan & Lyndsay Rehan and Catherine Corless

On this Mother’s Day, three remarkable women Mary Merritt, Diane Croghan & Lyndsay Rehan tell their stories of the Magdalene Laundries. Catherine Corless also talks of how she unearthed the horror of the Tuam Mothers and Babies Home.

Sunday 4th March

Jessica Harrington and musicians Neil Martin and Iarla Ó Lionáird

Jessica Harrington and musicians Neil Martin and Iarla Ó Lionáird

Sunday 25th February

Andy Irvine

Founding member of popular bands such as Sweeney's Men and Planxty, musician Andy Irvine spoke with Miriam and played a couple of tunes.

Sean & Vincent McAnespie & Brian Gormley

It's thirty years since 23 year old Aidan McAnespie was shot dead by the British army on the County Tyrone border. His family are still searching for the truth..

Sunday 18th February

Sir James MacMillan & Moyross Corpus Christi Primary School Choir

This morning Miriam was joined in studio by the Corpus Christi Primary School Choir from Moyross, Limerick and also Sir James MacMillan

Sunday 11th February

Nell McCafferty, Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, Mary McAuliffe, Margaret Ward

Writer and journalist Nell McCafferty, academic Micheline Sheehy Skeffington (granddaughter of leading suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington), Mary McAuliffe historian and lecturer on gender studies at UCD and feminist historian Margaret Ward. Also, The Conor McKeon Band played songs from the Great American songbook.

Sunday 4th February

Diarmuid Gavin

Miriam was joined by green fingered gardening guru Diarmuid Gavin who recounted some of his memories, shared his favourite pieces of music and answered some listener queries.

The Three Tenors

Our musical guests this morning were The Three Tenors Ireland; Derek Moloney, Dominic McGorian and Shane Morgan.

Sunday 28th January

Feargal and Eamonn Quinn

Former Senator and supermarket chief Feargal Quinn and his son businessman Eamonn Quinn joined Miriam this morning.

Sunday 21st January

Francis & John Brennan

Hoteliers and TV stars Francis and John Brennan spoke with Miriam about their upbringing, business, travel and more...

Sunday 14th January

Alan Black & Danny Kennedy

Alan Black, survivor of the Kingsmill massacre and politician Danny Kennedy joined Miriam in studio this morning.  Musicians Dearbhla and Finghin Collins and singer Leah Redmond performed on the programme.

Sunday 7th January

Sunday with Miriam

This morning, guests include the legendary American singer/songwriter Joan Baez and also poet Gerald Dawe who has just written a book on his friend and fellow Belfast man Van Morrison and cardiologist and writer Professor Eoin O’Brien.

Monday 25th December

Christmas with Miriam

This morning on Christmas with Miriam, there was Christmas music and contemporary songs from Soulé, Eve Bourton, Nono Madola, Alison Hood, Sarah McCourt, Landless, Sibéal Ní Chasaide and Dorota Konczewskaand and also poetry by Paula Meehan.

Sunday 17th December

Sunday with Miriam & Guests

This morning Miriam was joined in studio by The Voice Squad, Maighread and Triona Ni Domhnaill and Sean Keane. They all played a mix of Christmas and traditional songs.

Sunday 10th December

Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke

Miriam met with Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke in their home in Dublin, where they discussed careers, music and the upcoming gig with Nick Cave, Finbar Furey and many more at the National Concert Hall.

Sunday 3rd December

Rebecca Storm

Singer Rebecca Storm who made her name in Blood Brothers and has led an amazing career on stage and the world of musical theatre, performs in studio this morning.

Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettgan

Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettgan – lifelong friends who have enjoyed success at the top of the music business. Also in studio this morning singer Rebecca Storm who made her name in Blood Brothers and has led an amazing career on stage and the world of musical theatre.

Sunday 19th November

Dr.Una & Art Agnew, Katherine Lynch & Eleanor McEvoy

Fifty years on since the death of one of Ireland's greatest poets Patrick Kavanagh, he is remembered this morning with guests Dr.Una & Art Agnew, neighbours of Kavanagh and his great grand niece comedian Katherine Lynch. Singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy played live in studio.

Sunday 12th November

Samantha Power & Cass Sunstein & Luka Bloom

This morning, Miriam spoke with former White House Insider and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and her husband author and Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein. Musician Luka Bloom played live in studio.

Sunday 5th November

Catherine Corless & Paul Muldoon

This week Catherine Corless was presented with the Bar of Ireland Human Rights Award at a ceremony in Dublin. Miriam spoke with Catherine about the award, Miriam was also joined by Paul Muldoon who read his poem about the Tuam babies.

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Musicians Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill co-founded The Gloaming and the Martin Hayes Quartet. They both played live in studio this morning.

Sunday 29th October

Author Mary Kenny

Author, journalist and founder of the Irish Women's Liberation Movement Mary Kenny chats with Miriam about feminism and her new book 'Am I A Feminist? Are You?'.

Pat and Una McDonagh

Pat and Una McDonagh of Supermacs join Miriam in studio to chat about life in business together, hurling and the rural economy.

Sunday 22nd October

DJ Larry Gogan

This morning Miriam was joined by legendary broadcaster and DJ Larry Gogan. Gay Byrne, Maxi, Ronan Collins and Ian Dempsey all spoke on the programme and there was overwhelming reaction from Larry's listeners and fans!

Sunday 15th October

Maria Doyle Kennedy

Actor and Singer Maria Doyle Kennedy joined Miriam to introduce and share the background of her new self-titled Album 'Maria Doyle Kennedy' which goes on general sale in November but is already available on Spotify.

John Banville

The award winning author from our very own County Wexford joined Miriam to discuss his career and life along with his brand new novel 'Mrs Osmond'

Sunday 8th October

Gilbert O'Sullivan

This morning, Miriam chats with renowned musician Gilbert O'Sullivan.

Sunday 1st October

Brendan Graham & Eimear Quinn

Brendan Graham is a jewel in the crown of Irish songwriting with hits like 'You Raise Me Up', 'Rock n Roll Kid' and 'The Voice' to name but a few. He and 1996 Eurovision winner Eimear Quinn joined Miriam to chat about life, music and collaborations.

Sunday 24th September

Graham J

Jazz singer Graham J is the first male contralto to win Feis Ceoil in one hundred and four years! He performed live on the programme.

Colm Keane

Award winning author Colm Keane joins Miriam in studio to talk about his latest book on Padre Pio - 'Padre Pio: Irish Encounters with the Saint'.

Sunday 17th September

Peter Sheridan

This morning, Miriam chats with Peter Sheridan, former Assistant Chief Constable with the PSNI who spent over 30 years with the Northern Ireland's police force and now CEO of Co - operation Ireland.

Sunday 10th September

Author Donal Ryan

Award winning author Donal Ryan chats with Miriam about his novel 'The Spinning Heart' which will be staged at the Gaiety Theatre in the coming weeks.

Philomena Lynott

Philomena Lynott chats with Miriam about her youth, her son Phil and life after his death.

Sunday 3rd September

All Ireland Hurling Final

Miriam's guests in studio are two legendary hurlers, one from Galway Noel Lane & the other from Waterford, Paul Flynn. Also in studio is the one & only Michéal O'Muircheartaigh & Noel Lane's daughter, Aoife Lane, Chairperson of the Women's Gaelic Players Association & herself a former Camogie player. Music is from Zoe Conway & John McIntyre.

Sunday 2nd July

Brian Byrne & Lucia Evans

Musician Brian Byrne and singer Lucia Evans play live in studio this morning.

Colin Davidson

Artist Colin Davidson is one of Ireland's most talented portrait painters. This weekend Colin opened a major exhibition of his portrait paintings, called Silent Testimony. The exhibition reveals the the stories of eighteen people who experienced loss during thirty years of the Troubles.

Sunday 25th June

BP Fallon

BP Fallon is a musician, producer, photographer and writer, who has worked with John Lennon and Marc Boland as well as many other legendary names in the world of Rock & Roll. This morning Miriam speaks with BP and his friend Robert Plant.

Sunday 18th June

Lucinda Creighton and Paul Bradford

Miriam is joined in studio by former Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton and her husband Paul Bradford.

Sunday 11th June

40 years of Hot Press

In a celebration of 40 years of Hot Press, Niall Stokes, editor of the magazine; Stuart Clark who has been writing for Hot Press for 25 years; and Nadine O'Regan, Arts Editor of the Sunday Business Post and former contributor to the magazine joined Miriam in studio.

Sunday 4th June

Live at Bloom

This morning the show broadcasts live from Bloom at the Phoenix Park! Miriam is joined by guests Catherine Fulvio, Dermot O'Neill, Linda Murphy, Niall Maxwell, Gerry Daly and live music from Gavin Glass.

London Terrorist Attacks

Following the attacks in London overnight, Miriam speaks with the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and defence and security analyst Dr. Patrick Bury.

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