Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50 Wednesday 3 July 2019

Miscellany50 is a celebratory radio festival weekend of short writing and music produced to salute fifty years on air in 2018 of Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1’s iconic programme. Five concerts each captured a decade between 1968 and 2018 and were introduced by writers including Mary O’Malley, Joseph O’Connor and Lisa McInerney.

Miscellany50 offered a feast of music and song to savour – some specially commissioned to premier over the weekend – from artists including Donnacha Dennehy, Kate Ellis, Jennifer Walshe, Michael Holohan and Niall Valelly.

Throughout the weekend The Cube downstairs in the Project played host to Miscellany50’s Listening Lounge. Here there was free access to a choice of content from Sunday Miscellany’s eclectic archive from classic contributors across the decades such as Maeve Binchy, Benedict Kiely, Sam McAughtry, Nuala O’Faolain and Anthony Cronin. 

Miscellany50’s concerts were recorded and produced for broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 and are being broadcast in July and August 2019 with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Miscellany50: Live at The Project. Part 1: Years 1968 - 1972

Miscellany50: Live at The Project. Part 1: Years 1968 - 1972

Miscellany50 was a celebratory radio festival weekend of short writing and music produced to salute fifty years on air since 1968 of Sunday Miscellany. In this, the first of 10 programmes we heard:

1968 -73 
Introduction: Setting the Scene by John Bowman 

1968   The 6th of August 1968 by Mae Leonard followed by the ConTempo Quartet playing Serenade for Strings by Haydn 

1969   One Small Step into Journalism by John Boland followed by Richie Buckley with Drazen Derek  with The 9’O Clock Blues 

1970   Mother Moon by  Nuala O’Connor followed by Denise Crowley on piano playing Clair de Lune by Debussy  

1971   Me and Bobby Magee by Leo Cullen with music from Honor Heffernan, Richie Buckley and Drazen Derek - Me and Bobby McGee 

1972   Always Remember, Never Forget by Denise Blake with the ConTempo Quartet playing Romanian Folk Dances 3 and 4 by Bartok

Miscellany50:   Part 1 - Years 1968 - 1972

Miscellany50: Part 1 - Years 1968 - 1972

This programme's contributors are: setting the Scene and Introduction by John Bowman; The Sixth of August 1968 by Mae Leonard; One Small Step into Journalism by John Boland; Mother Moon by Nuala O'Connor; Me and Bobby Magee by Leo Cullen; Always Remember, Never Forget by Denise Blake

Music Played on the Show

Serenade For Strings

Serenade For Strings

Contempo Quartet

1:34

The 9 O'Clock Blues

The 9 O'Clock Blues

Richie Buckley /Myles Drennan

4:26

Claire De Lune

Claire De Lune

Denise Crowley

5:00

Me And Bobby Mcgee

Me And Bobby Mcgee

Honor Heffernan/Richie Buckley/Myles Drennan

4:57

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