Sunday Miscellany 25 December 2016
Sunday 9 May 2021: an emergency pet passport, close encounters with the art police, the remarkable story of Father Joseph Mallin, son of a 1916 leader, and more, with Tom Clonan, Clodagh O'Donoghue, Chris McHallem, Nell Regan, JM Dolan and Vincent Woods.
Nell Regan and James Hadley's book A Gap in the Clouds is published by Dedalus Press; JM Dolan's film A Father's Letter can be viewed on the IFI player
Christmas Miscellany 25 December 2016
This morning’s programme was the second part of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas, a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests, which was recorded at the National Concert Hall earlier this month.
The spoken word pieces were:
Christmas 1916, by Paul Rouse
The Crib, by Michael Harding
The Christmas Tree, by John Connolly
Our Friends in The North, by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Christmas in Memory, by Denise Blake
The music on the programme, all performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by David Brophy, was:
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arranged by Paul Campbell, featuring tenor Owen Gilhooly;
Adagio for Clarinet by Heinrich Joseph Baermann, performed on solo clarinet by Michael Seaver, principal clarinet of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra;
Christmas Tree Waltz, by Vladimir Rebikov;
The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice, performed on solo trumpet by Niall O’Sullivan;
When You Wish Upon a Star, written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, arranged by Cian Boylan, and featuring singer Cathy Davey.
Sound supervision was by Mark Dwyer and Dave Gibson.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 25 December 2016
2nd part of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas with the RTÉ Concertra Orchestra:
Christmas 1916, by Paul Rouse; The Crib, by Michael Harding; The Christmas Tree, by John Connolly; Our Friends in The North, by Christine Dwyer Hickey; Christmas in Memory, by Denise Blake
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