Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 31 May 2015

***Coming up, a feast of live events for autumn/winter 2018!***:  In September, Sunday Miscellany visits Derry for the first time, for a special, not-to-be-missed programme on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights movement, with writers including Eamonn McCann, Anne Devlin, Colette Bryce, Susan McKay and Andy Hinds, and live music from the wonderful Reevah and the Henry Girls and more. That’s happening at 8pm Saturday 29th September 2018 at the Playhouse in Derry.  There's just a small number of audience tickets left: see

We'll also be at Collins Barracks for Culture Night as part of RTÉ Radio 1's Culture Night celebrations, at 4pm on Friday 21 September.  This free-of-charge event is now booked out but check for returns here or feel free to come down ahead of time on the day just in case of returns. While we can't guarantee entry to our own recording, if you don't get in to it, there are a number of other RTÉ events you may be interested in all happening at Collins Barracks: see  

And we'll be at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght for a return visit to the Red Line Book Festival in mid-October (Tickets are already available here); and at the Theatre Royal in Waterford as part of Imagine Arts Festival on Saturday 27 October (booking details coming soon).

On Wednesday 5 December we will be back in the National Concert Hall in Dublin for our annual and hugely popular Christmas concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests. Tickets for this usually sell out by November -- and they're on sale already, here

And you can find out all about our big plans for this programme's own 50th birthday at Miscellany50 -- a unique winter festival of new writing and music taking place at the Project Arts Centre on 7-9 December, making for an entirely new and separate radio series, Miscellany50, in 2019.   

Do book early to avoid disappointment, and we hope to see you at some of these events in the near future!

Sunday Miscellany 31 May 2015

New short essays:

Jude the Obscure by John MacKenna

Caitlín Maude- a reflection by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Mushrooms by  Michael O’Loughlin

The Power of Now by Kate Kerrigan

The Bronte Parsonage by Cyril Kelly

The Last Summer Term a poem by James Harpur


Prelude No. 12 in F minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1  by Bach played by Angela Hewitt.

‘Is fada mo chosa gan bróga’ sung by Caitlín Maude

‘Reverie’ by Debussy played by Martin Jones on piano.

‘Here Comes the Sun’ by George Harrison performed by The Beatles.

Kinderzenen for Piano Op. 15 No. 7 – ‘Dreaming’ by Robert Schumann – performed by Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.


Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 31 May 2015

New short essays: Jude the Obscure by John MacKenna; Caitlín Maude- a reflection by Doireann Ní Ghríofa; Mushrooms by Michael O'Loughlin; The Power of Now by Kate Kerrigan; The Bronte Parsonage by Cyril Kelly; The Last Summer Term a poem by James Harpur



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