Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 13 June 2021

Sunday 13 June: Old Dublin gossip and literary feuds... spotting family likenesses in Joyce's Ulysses... a history of the Martello towers and the origins of the first Bloomsday. With Vincent Altman O'Connor, Tim Carey, Jane Clarke, Jimmy Murphy, Éabha Jones and --from the archives -- the late Anthony Cronin.

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Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

Altman the Saltman, Leopold Bloom and Me, by Vincent Altman O'Connor
The Martello Towers of Dublin, by Tim Carey
Night Boat, North Wall Quay, a poem by Jane Clarke
The Smoking Gun, by Jimmy Murphy
A Joycean Odyssey, by Éabha Jones
And, from the Sunday Miscellany archives, The First Bloomsday by Anthony Cronin – first broadcast 50 years ago this year.

Music:

Haben Lakir Yi – My Darling Son, by the Velvel Pasternak Chorus

We Sail The Ocean Blue, from HMS Pinafore, sung by the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

Blumenlied, by Gustav Lange, played by Ralph Richey

If Ever You Go, by Patrick Kavanagh;

And La Ci Darem La Mano, from Mozart's Don Giovanni, sung by Cecilia Bartoli and Bryn Terfel

Podcast 13 June 2021

Podcast 13 June 2021

Literary feuds, a history of the Martello towers, and the origins of the first Bloomsday with Vincent Altman O'Connor, Tim Carey, Jane Clarke, Jimmy Murphy, Éabha Jones and, from the Sunday Miscellany archives, The First Bloomsday by Anthony Cronin - first broadcast 50 years ago this year

Altman the Saltman, Leopold Bloom and Me, by Vincent Altman O'Connor

Altman the Saltman, Leopold Bloom and Me, by Vincent Altman O'Connor

"'Don't you dare read Ulysses until you're 18,' my aunt Lily told me. Next day I bought the book..."

The Martello Towers of Dublin, by Tim Carey

The Martello Towers of Dublin, by Tim Carey

"Never shy of showing off knowledge, Joyce only gives the tower's history two lines, 'Martello you call it? Billy Pitt had them built, Buck Mulligan said, when the French were on the sea.'" Tim Carey on the history of the Martello Towers

Night Boat, North Wall Quay, a poem by Jane Clarke

Night Boat, North Wall Quay, a poem by Jane Clarke

A poem about Nora Barnacle from Jane Clarke

The Smoking Gun, by Jimmy Murphy

The Smoking Gun, by Jimmy Murphy

Patrick Kavanagh's ill-fated libel action, 12 weeks before the first Bloomsday in 1954

A Joycean Odyssey, by Éabha Jones

A Joycean Odyssey, by Éabha Jones

"For four days we walked the soles of our shoes thin visiting every place the couple lived. Their mark is indelibly left on the walls of Trieste, with each house sporting a plaque dedicated to the Dubliner..."

The First Bloomsday by Anthony Cronin

The First Bloomsday by Anthony Cronin

"My friend John Ryan came into Davy Byrnes and said there was something he wanted to tell me about but it would be necessary to pledge me to secrecy..." from the Sunday Miscellany archives, a 1971 broadcast by Anthony Cronin on the first Bloomsday in 1954

About The Show

New writing for radio, accompanied by complementary music, broadcast every Sunday morning since 1968.

Music Played on the Show

Haben Yakir Li - My Darling Song

Haben Yakir Li - My Darling Song

Velvel Pasternak Chorus

2:24

We Sail The Ocean Blue -- Hms Pinafore

We Sail The Ocean Blue -- Hms Pinafore

New Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra, New Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus

2:08

Blumenlied

Blumenlied

Ralph Richey

1:52

If Ever You Go

If Ever You Go

Patrick Kavanagh

0:55

La Ci Darem La Mano -- Don Giovanni  (Act 1)

La Ci Darem La Mano -- Don Giovanni (Act 1)

Cecelia Bertoli, Bryn Terfel And The Orchestra Dell'accademia Nationale Di Santa Cecilia

3:07

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