Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50 Saturday 4 July 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:

Setting the Scene 1998-2007 by Colin Murphy

The Crest of a Wave (1998) by John MacKenna

Ready for 2000 (1999) by Honor Clynes

2000 A Space Odessy (2000) by Stephen James Smith

Be the Change (2001) by Barbara Scully

Orange over Green (2002) by Karl O'Neill

Music and song on the programme was:

Shane Sullivan sang The Curragh of Kildare

Conor Linehan (piano) Jacques Ibert: La Petit An Blanc

Cormac Begley (concertina) The Yellow Tinker Set

Malachy Robinson (double base)and Dermot Dunne (piano accordion), the theme from Cinema Paradiso by Morricone

Síle Denvir and Barry Kerr (guitar and vocals)Those Were The Days.

Music Played on the Show

The Curragh Of Kildare

The Curragh Of Kildare

Shane Sullivan


Le Petit Ane Blanc

Le Petit Ane Blanc

Conor Linehan


The Yellow Tinker

The Yellow Tinker

Cormac Begley


Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Dermot Dunne / Malachy Robinson


Those Were The Days

Those Were The Days

Síle Denvir / Barry Kerr




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