That was part 2 of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests from the National Concert Hall.
The spoken word pieces this morning were:
Maeve, Christmas, and Unasked For Advice, by Chris Binchy;
A-Carolling We Would Go, by Mae Leonard;
Traveller Fashionista, by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Kathleen Lawrence;
The Old Maid Josie Crosse and the Lamb of God, a poem by Leo Cullen;
Red Berries and Mango Blossoms, by Lani O’Hanlon;
A Lost Soul At Christmas, by Cyril Kelly.
The music on the programme, all performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by Gearóid Grant, was:
Sunday Miscellany’s signature tune, Galliard Battaglia, composed by Samuel Scheidt, and arranged by Michael Allen;
Rondo, from Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4, featuring soloist Cormac Ó hAodán;
Ding Dong Merrily on High, arranged by John Tate;
Andante Allegro from Handel’s Harp Concerto in B Flat Major, Opus 4, no. 6, featuring soloist Geraldine O’Doherty;
Bugler’s Holiday, by Leroy Anderson, featuring Shaun Hooke, Eamonn Nolan and Eoin Daly on trumpet;
Winter Song, by Sara Beth Bereilles ("Ber-RELL-Ess") and Ingrid Michaelson, and sung by special guest Camille O’Sullivan, with the Orchestra and, on piano, Feargal Murray, who also wrote the orchestral arrangement;
Adeste Fidelis, arranged by David Willcocks and sung by special guest mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty, with the Orchestra.