Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday 16th February

Sunday Miscellany Podcast 17th February 2020

Meditations on Maths, meeting the Hothouse Flowers, a visit to St Valentine and a missing Valentine's card... with Oliver Sears, Jackie Lynam, Olive Travers, Fred Johnston, Sara Shine and Rachael Hegarty

Sunday 2nd February

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 2nd February 2020

On this morning’s programme we heard: James Joyce’s Birthday by Gerry Moloney; The 59th Street Bridge – Feelin’ Ungroovy by Conall Hamill; Ulyssses by Emer O’Kelly; Peach Melba by Nollaig Rowan; Here’s To You, Jim Joyce, by Kevin McDermott; and Antidote, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell

Sunday 26th January

Sunday Miscellany podcast 26 January 2020

Meditative moments at Mass and at sea; dancing to Für Elise, and Beethoven's wild, earthy, daimonic genius. With Barbara Scully, Oliver Sears, Evelyn Conlon, Kate Kerrigan and John F Deane

Sunday 19th January

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 19th January 2020

On today's programme: It Was All in the Stars by Bibi Baskin; The Daily Commute by Tim Carey; The French Connection by Darragh Kelly; Bees in the Roof Space, Humans in the House, a poem by Jean O’Brien; Stoneleigh Train Station 1990 by Noel Harrington; And Old Churriosity Shop by Lani O’Hanlon

Sunday 12th January

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 12th January 2020

On this programme: The Greatest by J M Dolan; Mending Our Ways by Margaret Hickey; Island Devotions, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell; Death in West Cork by Jody Clarke; Veronica McSwiney: How to Celebrate Eight Decades at the Piano by Emer O’Kelly, And Your Youth is Behind You by Kate Kerrigan

Sunday 5th January

Journey of an Outcast by the late Eileen Battersby

The genesis of Mary Shelley’s extraordinary novel Frankenstein

The Tree, the Trolley, and Me by Chris McHallem

A stolen Christmas Tree

Old Hat, New Hat by Patrick Dunne

Things you never knew about the Fedora and Trilby hats

Boarding School Days by Catherine Foley

Boarding school days

Skull and Bones by Niall McArdle

A walk in the Canadian woods

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 5th January 2020

On this morning’s programme, a mix of new and archive scripts: Skull and Bones by Niall McArdle; Boarding School Days by Catherine Foley; Old Hat, New Hat by Patrick Dunne; The Tree, the Trolley, and Me by Chris McHallem; And Journey of an Outcast by the late Eileen Battersby, the anniversary of whose death occurred over the Christmas period

Sunday 29th December

Little Women by Noelle Lynksey

Noelle Lynskey shares her passion for the book ‘Little Women’ as the new film is released

Memory of Memories by Olive Travers

A bag of vintage clothes in the attic sparks memories

First Shift Back After Christmas by Dermot Bolger

Going straight back to work after Christmas

Frankly, My Dear, by Lourdes Mackey

Gone With The Wind’s Irish roots

Oliver! by Tim Carey

A taste of a professional actor’s life in a Christmastime production of Oliver

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 29th December 2019

On this week's programme: Oliver! By Tim Carey; Frankly, My Dear, by Lourdes Mackey; First Shift Back After Christmas by Dermot Bolger; Memory of Memories by Olive Travers; And Little Women, by Noelle Lynksey

Wednesday 25th December

A Tale of Two Cribs by Emer O’Kelly

A tale of two cribs

Christmas in the Finglas Credit Union by Rachael Hegarty

Rachael Hegarty’s trip to the Finglas Credit Union

Passing Through by Barry McCrea

Barry McCrea on midwinter glimpses

Bulgarian Winter Wonderland by Wendy Erskine

Writer Wendy Erskine’s school ski trip with no snow

That Night by John F Deane

A meditation on the Nativity

Christmas Miscellany Podcast, 25th December 2019

On this morning’s programme, we heard: That Night by John F Deane; Bulgarian Winter Wonderland by Wendy Erskine; Passing Through by Barry McCrea; Christmas in the Finglas Credit Union by Rachael Hegarty;And A Tale of Two Cribs by Emer O’Kelly

Sunday 22nd December

So Far… by Janet Moran

Christmas in El Salvador

Silent Night in Hungary by Bernadett Buda

Memories of Christmas growing up in the 70s and 80s in communist Hungary,

My Father Christmas by Helena Powell

Dublin’s first moving shop window display in McBirney's department store

Walking Towards Cassiopeia by Conall Hamill

Finally coming to understand Patrick Kavanagh’s poem A Christmas Childhood

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 22nd December 2019

That was Part 1 of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests, recorded recently at the National Concert Hall. The scripts were: Walking Towards Cassiopeia by Conall Hamill; My Father Christmas by Helena Powell; Silent Night in Hungary by Bernadett Buda; And So Far… by Janet Moran

Sunday 15th December

No Answers by Gerard Smyth

A poem by Gerard Smyth

Christmas Trains of Thought by John O’Donnell

Santa Claus, a Hornby train set and Christmases past

Senior Dormitory, The Night Watch by James Harpur

A poem by James Harpur

Imagining Places by Evelyn Conlon

The imagined places of the mind

Christmas Truce, Ardoyne, 1914, by Louise Kennedy

A truce at Christmastime a century ago

Tins by Paul Howard

A Christmas schoolboy prank

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 15th December 2019

On this morning’s programme we heard: Tins by Paul Howard; Christmas Truce, Ardoyne, 1914, by Louise Kennedy; Imagining Places by Evelyn Conlon; Senior Dormitory, The Night Watch, a poem by James Harpur; Christmas Trains of Thought by John O’Donnell

Sunday 8th December

Georgie Boy by Des MacHale

A disastrous night on Quicksilver might have ended so differently if only..........

Winter Dusk

A poem by Grace Wells

The Day My Sister met the Queen by Roslyn Dee

A most enjoyable visit - the Queen of England describes her 2011 visit to Ireland

In the Annals of Beara

a poem by Gerard Smyth

Lovely Cigar by Kate Kerrigan

A forgotten Havana cigar distracts from the job in hand

Connections by Leo Cullen

An emigrant of the mind

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 8th December 2019

On this morning’s programme, we heard: Connections, by Leo Cullen; Lovely Cigar, by Kate Kerrigan; In the Annals of Beara, a poem by Gerard Smyth; The Day my Sister met the Queen, by Roslyn Dee; Winter Dusk, a poem by Grace Wells; and Georgie Boy, by Des MacHale

Sunday 1st December

Your Hill by Leo Cullen

A poem by Leo Cullen

Teenage Kicks by Kate Kerrigan

The eternal teenager within

Edmund Campion, Saint and Martyr, by Daniel Reardon

St Edmund Campion's martyrdom

Hares, a poem by AM Cousins

This poem, Hares, was recorded at the recent Sunday Miscellany Live at the Theatre Royal in Waterford, as part of Waterford Writers Weekend at Imagine Arts Festival

From the Republic of Rockypool by Larissa Nolan

Memories from the Rockypool housing estate

For the Love of Christmas Trees by John Egan

Growing the perfect Christmas tree...........

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 1st December 2019

On this morning’s programme we heard: For the Love of Christmas Trees by John Egan; From the Republic of Rockypool by Larissa Nolan; Hares, a poem by AM Cousins; Edmund Campion, Saint and Martyr, by Daniel Reardon; Teenage Kicks by Kate Kerrigan, and Your Hill, a poem by Leo Cullen

Friday 29th November

Sunday Miscellany podcast: 24 November 2019

Unsatisfying brushes with fame... a former teacher’s wishes and regrets... and the vibrant Moroccan city of Fez in winter. With Conall Hamill, John MacKenna, Geraldine Mitchell, Roslyn Dee, Chris McHallem and AM Cousins.

Sunday 24th November

Surfing by A M Cousins

A poem by A M Cousins

Knock, Knock, Knocking on Someone’s Door by Chris McHallem

A close encounter with.............. Bob??

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