Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 8 September 2019

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Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

On this morning’s programme, we heard:

The Tribes of These Islands, by Grace Wells;
A Long Drawn Out Dream, by John Egan;
A Day in September, by Nollaig Rowan;
My Pre-University, University Challenge, by Jennifer Carey;
Selfies, a poem by Gerald Dawe;
And
Bogland, Horseback Brown, by John F Deane

Music:

Dancing Queen, by Abba;
Mayo Anthem 96, by Tom Tom and the Byrnes Babes, introduced by the late Liam Ó Murchú;
Somewhere A Voice is Calling, sung by Simon Morgan with Rónán Murray on piano;
The theme to University Challenge: College Boy, by the Balanescu Quartet;
and
My Lagan Love, played on baroque oboe by Lindsay Armstrong;

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 8th September 2019

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 8th September 2019

On this morning's programme we heard: The Tribes of These Islands by Grace Wells; A Long Drawn Out Dream by John Egan; A Day in September by Nollaig Rowan; My Pre-University, University Challenge, by Jennifer Carey; Selfies, a poem by Gerald Dawe; And Bogland, Horseback Brown by John F Deane

The Tribes of These Islands by Grace Wells

The Tribes of These Islands by Grace Wells

The uniting force of an Abba song

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A Long Drawn Out Dream by John Egan

A Long Drawn Out Dream by John Egan

John Egan from Castlebar on rugby, All-Ireland replays, and Mayo's dream of Sam

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A Day in September by Nollaig Rowan

A Day in September by Nollaig Rowan

Nollaig Rowan makes a WW1 war graves pilgrimage for Tom Kettle, who was killed in action near the Somme on 9 September 2019

My Pre-University, University Challenge by Jennifer Carey

My Pre-University, University Challenge by Jennifer Carey

A daughter's weekly contest with her Dad finally ends in victory

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Selfies

Selfies

A poem by Gerald Dawe

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Bogland, Horseback Brown, by John F Deane

Bogland, Horseback Brown, by John F Deane

The delight and mystery of bogland

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About The Show

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

Music Played on the Show

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Abba

4:05

Mayo Anthem 96

Mayo Anthem 96

Tom Tom And The Byrnes Babes

2:12

Somewhere A Voice Is Calling

Somewhere A Voice Is Calling

Simon Morgan With Rónán Murray On Piano

1:23

College Boy

College Boy

Balanescu Quartet

0:30

My Lagan Love (For Baroque Oboe)

My Lagan Love (For Baroque Oboe)

Lindsay Armstrong (Baroque Oboe)

2:01

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