Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany Sunday 2 June 2019

***Summer 2020 update*** Miscellany remains open for submissions but we're receiving far higher numbers of scripts than usual, and, as ever, we have far more excellent pieces to choose from than we can use. If you're sending something in, make sure to read the guidelines first and bear in mind that, as stated in those guidelines, after an initial acknowledgement of your submission you’ll only hear from us again if we’re in a position to proceed to a recording.   

Miscellany50, a series celebrating 50 years of Sunday Miscellany, is currently going out on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday evenings at 7pm. An anthology from the series is also on sale, published by New Island Books.

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

On this morning’s programme, we heard:
Flor de Pasión by Alan Finnegan; 
Built for Love by Gemma Tipton; 
A Brass Plate by Carol Nicholas; 
Hobby Horses by Pat Dunne;
Vespiary, a poem by Grace Wells, 
Chiselling Memories by Cyril Kelly


Attends Ou Va T’En by Serge Gainsbourg, arranged and performed by Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra; 
From Land of Gold performed by Anoushka Shankar live at the National Concert Hall in 2016;
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye by Leonard Cohen, sung by the Johnstons;
My Lovely Horse by the Divine Comedy; 
Chopin’s Prelude No. 23 in F Major, opus 28, played on piano by Grigory Sokolov

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 2nd June 2019

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 2nd June 2019

On this morning's programme we heard: Flor de Pasión by Alan Finnegan; Built for Love by Gemma Tipton; A Brass Plate by Carol Nicholas; Hobby Horses by Pat Dunne; Vespiary, a poem by Grace Wells and Chiselling Memories by Cyril Kelly

Flor de Pasión, by Alan Finnegan

Alan Finnegan pays tribute to a unique radio DJ

Built for Love by Gemma Tipton

Gemma Tipton on buildings that were built for love

A Brass Plate by Carol Nicholas

Carol Nicholas on the waxing and waning of a romance of her youth

Hobby Horses by Pat Dunne

Pat Dunne on the Finnish craze for "hobby horsing", and the Irish roots of the term hobby horse

Vespiary, a poem by Grace Wells

Vespiary, a poem from Grace Wells

Chiselling Memories, by Cyril Kelly

Cyril Kelly finds a long-forgotten but precious tool-roll of carving chisels, a gift from his talented aunt Bella

About The Show

New writing for radio, accompanied by complementary music, broadcast every Sunday morning since 1968.

Music Played on the Show

Attends Ou Va T’En

Attends Ou Va T’En

Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra


Land Of Gold

Land Of Gold

Anoushka Shankar (Sitar), Alev Lenz (Vocals), Manu Delago (Hang), Caroline Dale (Cello)


Hey, That’S No Way To Say Goodbye

Hey, That’S No Way To Say Goodbye

The Johnstons


My Lovely Horse

My Lovely Horse

The Divine Comedy


Chopin’S Prelude No. 23 In F Major, Opus 28

Chopin’S Prelude No. 23 In F Major, Opus 28

Grigory Sokolov (Piano)




Contact the Show

Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Carolyn Dempsey


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