Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Christmas Miscellany Friday 25 December 2015

Our next live Sunday Miscellany takes place as part of Imagine Arts and Waterford Writers Festival in the Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday 26th October at 11.45 a.m. To book phone 051 - 874402 or click here

The writers are John MacKenna, Ian Maleney, Catherine Foley, AM Cousins, Andrew Doherty and Lani O’Hanlon and there’ll be music from piper David Power, folk acoustic trio The Kalimbas, Benny McCarthy, Brendan Clancy, Donnchadh Gough and Dónal Clancy. 


Ticket for Christmas Miscellany in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday, 4th December, are now on sale through the National Concert Hall website.  To book your seat click here


A new book celebrating 50 years of Sunday Miscellany has just been published by New Island Books.  This anthology of essays and poetry were read for the first time at Miscellany50, a live event in the Project Arts Centre last December.  For further information click here

Christmas Miscellany 25 December 2015

This morning’s programme was recorded as part of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas- a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which took place in the National Concert Hall earlier this month.

‘Adeste Fideles’ sung by mezzo-soprano Kate Allen with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra ending today’s Christmas Miscellany.

The spoken word pieces you heard were:

Home for Christmas by Bernard Farrell

Rural Recycling by Anne Marie Kennedy

Paidir Ameiriceánach- American Prayer, a poem by Louis de Paor

Midwinter by Niamh Boyce

The Diceman Does Christmas by Dermot Bolger

The music in the programme was performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Gearóid Grant and featured:

The final two movements from the world premiere of ‘The Stars Looked Down’ by Philip Martin sung by Cór na nÓg. This piece was commissioned by RTÉ especially for Cór na nÓg.  You can listen back to the entire performance on the Sunday Miscellany webpage.

‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ sung by Jerry Fish

‘March of the Toys’ by Victor Herbert

‘A Christmas Fantasy’ by Noel Kelehan

‘Méditation’ from the opera Thais by Jules Massenet played by Mia Cooper on violin with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

 ‘Adeste Fideles’ sung by Kate Allen.

 

Podcast: Christmas Miscellany 25 December 2015

A collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which took place in the National Concert Hall - The spoken word pieces you heard were: Home for Christmas by Bernard Farrell; Rural Recycling by Anne Marie Kennedy; Paidir Ameiriceánach- American Prayer, a poem by Louis de Paor; Midwinter by Niamh Boyce; The Diceman Does Christmas by Dermot Bolger

Cór na nÓg and the RTECO perform 'The Stars Looked Down' by Philip Martin

This programme featured the world premiere of a piece commissioned by RTÉ for Cór na nÓg. 'The Stars Looked Down' was composed by Philip Martin. An excerpt from that piece was included in the broadcast on Christmas Day but you can click here to hear the entire performance from that night

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