Sunday with Miriam

Sunday with Miriam

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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.

Sunday 28th May

Seamus Mallon

Miriam is joined by Seamus Mallon, a towering figure of Northern Ireland politics. The SDLP veteran and former Deputy First Minister quit politics to become a full time carer for his wife Gertrude. Seamus also speaks of the best and worst times in Co.Armagh.

Fr.Brian D'Arcy

After a week in which our thoughts turned to Manchester, Miriam speaks with Fr. Brian D’Arcy who has lived through troubles in our own country and reflects on how a moment in time can change your life forever

Sunday 21st May

Phil Coulter

Phil Coulter is one of Ireland’s best known and successful musicians. In a career that spans over fifty years he has written hit songs for the likes of Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and Elvis, packed out Carnegie Hall and despite all this remains a Derry man at heart.....

Sunday 14th May

Nora Owen, Mary and Tanya Banotti

This morning Miriam is joined in studio by sisters Nora Owen former Minister for Justice, former MEP Mary Banotti and her daughter Tanya Banotti.

Sunday 30th April

Musician Seán Keane

Musician Seán Keane plays live in studio

Brian Kennedy & Katherine Lynch

This morning, singer song writer Brian Kennedy and comedian Katherine Lynch chat with Miriam about friendship, music and comedy!

Sunday 23rd April

Terry O'Sullivan & Michael Murphy

This morning, Miriam chats with Terry O'Sullivan founder of the Rutland Centre, and also poet and author Michael Murphy

Sunday 16th April

'The Voice' Eimear Quinn

Following her Eurovision win in 1996, singer Eimear Quinn has been touring and performing all over the world. Eimear sings live in studio this morning.

Julie Fowlis and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Traditional musicians Julie Fowlis from the Outer Hebridies and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Dingle are long time collaborators and join Miriam this Easter Sunday morning with live music.

Internationally Renowned Pianist Barry Douglas

From the time he won the gold medal in the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 1986, Barry Douglas has enjoyed international success, Barry plays two songs this morning

Sunday 9th April

Musician Bronagh Gallagher

Musician Bronagh Gallagher play live in studio from her latest album 'Gather Your Greatness'

Minister Simon Harris and brother Adam Harris

This morning Miriam is joined by Minister for Health Simon Harris and his brother Adam who campaigns for autism

Sunday 2nd April

Author Jennifer Johnston

Author Jennifer Johnston chats with Miriam about her childhood, writing and much more

Live Music with Liam O'Maonlaí & Ronán O'Snodaigh

Liam O' Maonlai and Ronán O' Snodaigh play a few tunes live in studio this morning

Sunday 26th March

Sunday with Miriam

Miriam was joined in studio by Garry Hynes, first every female director to win Tony award and actress Marie Mullen also a Tony award winner. We were also joined by musicians Aleca Potinga, a Romanian violinist, cellist, singer and composer and Jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty.

Sunday 19th March

Comedian Oliver Callan

Comedian Oliver Callan chats with Miriam and his characters on Callan's Kicks.

Poet Michael Longley and critic Edna Longley

Poet Michael Longley and his wife the critic Edna Longley join Miriam in Studio

Sunday with Miriam Full Show

Miriam chats with poet Michael Longley and his wife critic Edna Longley. Comedian Oliver Callan also joins Miriam in studio.

Sunday 12th March

Catherine Corless

Tuam local historian Catherine Corless and her husband Aidan join Miriam this morning.

New Road

New Road play live in studio ahead of their gig in Whelans on May 8th.

Sunday 5th March

Tommy Fleming Sings A Few Tunes

Singer Tommy Fleming performs live in studio and chats with Miriam about surviving a serious car crash, and how he rebuilt his career with the help of his wife and manager Tina.

Sunday 26th February

Sunday with Miriam

Miriam speaks with Geraldine Finucane wife of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. Sean Keane and Paddy Glacken play live in studio this morning.

Sunday 12th February

Enda Walsh & Charlie Murphy

Multi award winning playwright Enda Walsh and actress Charlie Murphy join Miriam in studio to discuss Enda's new play Arlington. Arlington is running at the Abbey Theatre until February 25th. Should you also want to to catch Ballyturk again, it will also run at the Abbey from March 3rd to 11th.

Sunday 29th January

Sunday with Miriam

This morning Miriam was joined in studio by two men who served their lifetime in the priesthood, Fr. Sean McDonnagh and Fr. Tony Flannery. Actor Kate Murray also joined Miriam in studio to perform.

Sunday 22nd January

Professor Ivor Browne

Ivor Browne former Professor of Psychiatry at UCD and Chief Psychiatrist of the Eastern Health Board joined Miriam in studio. He has recently been the subject of a documentary by Alan Gilsenan “Meetings with Ivor”, screened at the Irish Film Institute. He is joined by his son, the acclaimed uilleann piper, Ronan Browne.

Sunday 15th January

Joe and Áine Brolly

Joe Brolly joined Miriam in studio to talk about growing up in Dungiven, the GAA and kidney donation. And his niece Áine treated us to some beautiful singing and live music on the harp!

Sunday 8th January

Frank Murray Tribute

Frank Murray, the legendary music manager, died suddenly just a few days before Christmas. He was a key figure in Irish rock and shortly before his death he spoke to Miriam in studio alongside his friend Patrick Bergin.

Laurence McKeown and Olwen Fouéré

Award winning actor, director and creative artist Olwen Fouéré and former hunger striker and IRA member Laurence McKeown joined Miriam in studio to talk about their lives and the new play they've been working on 'Danse, Morob'.

Sunday 1st January

Sunday with Miriam

Miriam was joined in studio with brother and sister, Owen and Ruth Dudley Edwards to discuss their passion in history and politics. AlsoCo. Down singer Tommy Sands serenades us all with his music.

Sunday 18th December

Frankie Gavin - Rob and Marian Heffernan

Legendary musician Frankie Gavin joined Miriam in studio to talk about his start in music at the age of four, growing up surrounded by music in his father's pub and recording with The Rolling Stones! And Rob and Marian Heffernan spoke about their success in athletics and what it was like to finally win that Olympic medal!

Sunday 11th December

Sarah Durcan

Sarah has worked as a theatre producer and was appointed to the board of The Abbey Theatre during the summer. She also runs the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. She joined Miriam in studio to talk about her involvement with the WakingTheFeminists campaign which is seeking to achieve gender equality in Irish theatre.

Johnny McEvoy

Johnny McEvoy has been part of the Irish music scene for the past 53 years and joins Miriam in studio to discuss his life and musical career and to perform some songs live in studio. His new album 'The Stable Sessions' is out now.

Sunday 4th December

Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan joined Miriam in studio this morning is a chef and restaurateur who is at the peak of his profession. Richard is a celebrity chef who regularly appears on television and has even cooked for Queen Elizabeth.

Sunday 20th November

The Shires

Country music has always been a big thing here in Ireland and our guests, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have come across the water to us where they are one the biggest selling country acts.  The Shires have been busy touring all week but they dropped in studio for a catch up.

Mr Pussy - Alan Ambsy and Dave Kenny

Long befLong before Panti Bliss a man called Alan Ambsy, a Londoner, or otherwise known as Mr.Pussy, arrived in Dublin with his frock and wig. He's the original Irish drag queen who confronted homophobia with ground breaking risqué entertainment and wit. Alan Ambsy (Mr.Pussy) and the journalist and author Dave Kenny joined Miriam in studio this morning.

Sunday 13th November

David Gray

It was once said, that hardly a bed sit in Ireland that didn't resound to music from David gray's  White Ladder album, which is actually one of the best selling albums of all time in Ireland.  Miriam catches up David on his new album and much more.

Colm Tóibín

The biggest story of this week was when Donald J. Trump was elected as the new American President.  One of our greatest writers, Colm Tóibín is living in Los Angeles right now and we decided to get his thoughts on America's new President.

Adam Cohen

This morning we remembered musician Leonard Cohen, who died this week. Leonard had one son himself, called Adam Cohen, a musician himself and two years ago, I had the pleasure of Interviewing Adam for this programme. During the interview Adam told Miriam, how fond he was of his father and what it was like growing up the son of Leonard Cohen.

Sunday 6th November

Sunday with Miriam

Sr.Consilio at Cuan Mhuire which she founded over 50 years ago helping those battling drink or drug addiction, or any addiction. While Brother Kevin divides loaves and fishes on a daily basis to feed hundreds of hungry people at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, which he founded.

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