Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 8 September 2019

Our next live Sunday Miscellany takes place as part of Imagine Arts and Waterford Writers Festival in the Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday 26th October at 11.45 a.m. To book phone 051 - 874402 or click here

The writers are John MacKenna, Ian Maleney, Catherine Foley, AM Cousins, Andrew Doherty and Lani O’Hanlon and there’ll be music from piper David Power, folk acoustic trio The Kalimbas, Benny McCarthy, Brendan Clancy, Donnchadh Gough and Dónal Clancy. 


Ticket for Christmas Miscellany in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday, 4th December, are now on sale through the National Concert Hall website.  To book your seat click here


A new book celebrating 50 years of Sunday Miscellany has just been published by New Island Books.  This anthology of essays and poetry were read for the first time at Miscellany50, a live event in the Project Arts Centre last December.  For further information click here

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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