Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50 Saturday 20 June 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 5 (repeat broadcast on 20 June 2020) 1988-1992

Setting the Scene (1988-97) by Joseph O'Connor

A Year of Magic (1988)by Dermot Bolger

Land of Lost Content (1989) by Conall Hamill

Event TV(1990) by Brian Leyden

What’s in a Name (1991) by Anne-Marie Kennedy

The Origami of Girlhood (1992) by Sinéad Gleeson

Music and song:

Crossroads of Twilight from NAVA

1st Movement from String Quartet No. 2 by Swan Hennessy by the Contempo Quartet Woodbrook by Micheál Ó Súilleabháin performed by Denise Crowley(piano)

Parer Chahar Pare from NAVA 

No More Maybes from the Henry Girls

Music Played on the Show

Crossroads Of Twilight

Crossroads Of Twilight

Nava

3:25

String Quartet No. 2, 1st Movement

String Quartet No. 2, 1st Movement

Contempo Quartet

3:10

Woodbrook

Woodbrook

Denise Crowley

3:14

Parer Chahar Pare

Parer Chahar Pare

Nava

3:41

No More Maybes

No More Maybes

The Henry Girls

4:23

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