Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50 Saturday 30 May 2020

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 were broadcast in July and August 2019 with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Miscellany50: Live at The Project

Miscellany50: Live at The Project

Miscellany50 was a celebratory radio festival weekend of short writing and music produced to salute fifty years on air since 1968 of Sunday Miscellany.

Programme 2 (repeat broadcast on 30 May 2020) 1973-77

Ó Chorcaigh, le Gean: Miah, Seán agus Liam (1973) by Louis de Paor / From Cork, with Love: Miah, Seán and Liam (1973) translated from Irish by Louis de Paor

Starting Off (1974) by Gerald Dawe

Katmandu (1975) by yellow Bus by Evelyn Conlon

A funny thing Happened (1976) by Denis Sexton

Jubilee Year (1977) by Gemma Tipton

Music: Máire Ní Chéilleachair, Denise Crowley Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Jennifer Walshe and Mick O'Brien.

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