Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50 Saturday 27 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.  On this programme you heard:

A Month of Poems (1993) by Enda Wyley

Proof (1994) by Claire Kilroy

Microphone (1995) by Rosaleen MacDonagh and read by Kathleen Lawrence

Year of the Conservatory (1996) by Éilis Ní Dhuibhne

Múnlaí Briste (1997) by Simon Ó Faoláin

Music and songs were:

First Frost by Donnacha Dennehy - commissioned by RTÉ and composed for Miscellany50 -and performed by the Contempo Quartet

I've Got Rythm performed on Piano by Denise Crowley

Catherine Connors sang 'Some Lads when they go Out a Courting'

The weather performed by The Henry Girls; and Banish Misfortune from NAVA.

Music Played on the Show

First Frost

First Frost

Contempo Quartet

3:06

I'Ve Got Rhythm

I'Ve Got Rhythm

Denise Crowley

1:35

Some Lads When They Go Out A'Courtin'

Some Lads When They Go Out A'Courtin'

Catherine Connors

1:31

The Weather

The Weather

The Henry Girls

3:37

Banish Misfortune

Banish Misfortune

Nava / Nava

3:06

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