Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 14 August 2016

Sunday Miscellany

The programme's new radio essays and occasional poems, interspersed with complementary music, capture our times, passions and curiosities.  The content is selected mostly from open submission, with some commissions. Submissions are welcome from new and established writers alike.

Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of events and happenings are the stuff of Sunday Miscellany.  The programme is part of Sunday mornings since 1968.  It is essential listening to many thousands across Ireland and more around the world.

Details of next live events:

Sunday Miscellany at Strokestown International Poetry Festival takes place on the May bank holiday, Monday 1 May at 12 noon, at Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Writers from the festival and the locality will read their work, accompanied by a truly diverse range of live music. For tickets see: http://www.strokestownpoetry.org/   or you can ring the Festival office to book tickets on: 071 9633759

And Sunday Miscellany: a special recording marking the 200th anniversary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour takes place at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on Tuesday 23 May at 8pm. We’ll have essays and poetry about the harbour and associated themes, and live music with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and more. For tickets, see:  http://www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/sunday-miscellany1

Sunday Miscellany 14 August 2016

New short essays:

Ag Béal na hUaighe/Graveside a poem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

The Sydney Olympics, Magic Monday, September 25th 2000 by Yvonne Judge

Meadows and Byrnes by John MacKenna

Morning Sun a poem by Kerrie O’Brien

Old House, New Home, Corca Dhuibhne by Cyril Kelly

Marathon Winner - The Champion or the Hero? by Maurice Cashell

Music:

‘The Allegro from Sonata in A major’ by Domenico Cimarosa played by Steve Kostelnik on guitar

‘One Day Like This’ by Elbow

Three reels- ‘McKenna Country, Breffni O Reillys and The Meadow’ performed by Edel Fox on concertina with Neill Byrne on fiddle and Caomhín Ó Fearghail on guitar

‘Here Comes the Sun’ by George Harrison played by Goran Sollscher

 ‘Beauty Deas an Oileáin’ sung by Muireann Ní Amhlaoibh. 

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 14 August 2016

New short essays: Ag Béal na hUaighe/Graveside a poem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa; The Sydney Olympics, Magic Monday, September 25th 2000 by Yvonne Judge; Meadows and Byrnes by John MacKenna; Morning Sun a poem by Kerrie O'Brien; Old House, New Home, Corca Dhuibhne by Cyril Kelly; Marathon Winner - The Champion or the Hero? by Maurice Cashell

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