Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50

Miscellany 50 Saturday 11 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:

A Triumph for Freedom in Dublin and South Africa (2003) by Liam Power

An Exile in Liverpool (2004) by Kevin Barry

Doings in Japan (2005) by Caitriona Lally

Why I Started to Write (2006) by Melatu Uche Okorie

Topsoil (2007) by Siobhan Mannion

Music and song on the programme was:

Nono Madolo (solo vocal) with the South African National Anthem

Cormac Begley(concertina)with 'Slán le Máigh'

Malachy Robinson(double base and Dermot Dermot (button accordion) with Debussy Prelude

Conor Linehan(piano), with Alexander Scriablin’s Étude in C sharp minor opus 2 no 1

Síle Denvir (Irish harp) performed Seabhac na hÉirne.

Music Played on the Show

National Anthem Of South Africa

National Anthem Of South Africa

Nono Madola

2:33

Slán Le Máigh

Slán Le Máigh

Cormac Begley

3:46

Prelude

Prelude

Malachy Robinson (Double Bass) Dermot Dunne Button Accordion)

2:37

Etude In C Sharp Minor Op.2 No 1

Etude In C Sharp Minor Op.2 No 1

Conor Linehan

2:39

Seabhac Na Héirne

Seabhac Na Héirne

Síle Denvir

2:48

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