Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany 23 July 2017


Presented by RTÉ Radio One, Irish World Academy and Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, our next live recording is at 12.00 p.m. on Sunday 6th May.

This performance will feature writers including Joseph O’Connor, Donal Ryan, Martin Dyar, Sarah Moore Fitgerald and Mary O’Malley, and musicians Boris Hunka, Diane Daly, Seamus Fogarty and more.

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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.

Sunday Miscellany 23 July 2017

New writing:

Trivia, by Paddy Moran

Birthdays, by Judith Mok

Dance of the City, a poem by Paddy Bushe, recorded at the recent Sunday Miscellany programme at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival

Ghost Stories, by Fred Johnston

From Potatoes to Pomegranates, by Olive Travers

Fairies on Woodstown Strand, a poem by Catherine Foley

Good Weather, a poem also by Fred Johnston


Oh Susanna, by Stephen Foster, performed by Bobby Horton;

Berceuse from the Dolly Suite, by Gabriel Fauré, played on piano by Patrick de Hooge;

Saint Louis Blues, by Sidney Bechet;

Into the Mystic, by Van Morrison;

Sweet Pomegranates, by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

And Lucky in Love/The Little Bag of Spuds, by Caitlín Nic Gabhann


Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 23 July 2017

New essays: Trivia, by Paddy Moran; Birthdays, by Judith Mok; Dance of the City, a poem by Paddy Bushe; Ghost Stories, by Fred Johnston; From Potatoes to Pomegranates, by Olive Travers; Fairies on Woodstown Strand, a poem by Catherine Foley; Good Weather, a poem by Fred Johnston.



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Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Carolyn Dempsey


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