Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 13 October 2019

Sunday Miscellany live from the Imagine Arts and Waterford Writers Festival in the Theatre Royal Waterford will be broadcast on Sunday 17th November. 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, and Benny McCarthy, Brendan Clancy 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:
 
Auntie Gretta, by Olive Travers; 
Planning Permission for a Bee Hotel, by Monica Corish; 
Bog and The Bees Leave Swanns, two poems by Winifred McNulty;
Punk Pension Plan by Little John Nee;
And
My Séamus Heaney Story by Denise Blake

Music:

These Foolish Things, arranged and played on double bass and saxophone by Conor and Michael Murray; 
The Swallow’s Tail, a reel played on fiddle by Tara Connaghan and Ellie Nic Fhionngaile
The Bees Leave Swanns, by Hatchlings;
Dystopia, by Little John Nee;
And
The Listeners, by Sarah E Cullen

Sunday Miscellany Podcast: 13th October 2019

Sunday Miscellany Podcast: 13th October 2019

This is the first of two programmes from the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival recorded last weekend. The scripts were Auntie Gretta by Olive Travers; Planning Permission for a Bee Hotel by Monica Corish; Bog and The Bees Leave Swanns, two poems by Winifred McNulty; Punk Pension Plan by Little John Nee; and My Séamus Heaney Story by Denise Blake

Auntie Gretta by Olive Travers

Auntie Gretta by Olive Travers

A favourite auntie has left wonderfully happy memories

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Planning Permission for a Bee Hotel by Monica Corish

Planning Permission for a Bee Hotel by Monica Corish

An untidy garden is a haven for wrens, hedgehog, bees and other wildlife - let your neighbours know that it's your garden and not yourself that is going to seed!

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Punk Pension Plan by Little John Nee

Punk Pension Plan by Little John Nee

A 16 year old's ambition to be a hobo blues singer was put to bed when punk arrived on the scene but can you make a living out of punk music?

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Bog and The Bees Leave Swanns

Bog and The Bees Leave Swanns

Two poems by Winifred McNulty

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My Séamus Heaney Story by Denise Blake

My Séamus Heaney Story by Denise Blake

Encouragement from the audience calms the nerves of a new poet

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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

These Foolish Things

These Foolish Things

Conor And Mícheál Murray

1:27

The Swallow’S Tail

The Swallow’S Tail

Tara Connaghan And Ellie Nic Fhiongaile

2:02

Dystopia

Dystopia

Little John Nee

2:14

The Bees Leave Swanns

The Bees Leave Swanns

Hatchlings

0:43

The Listeners

The Listeners

Sarah Cullen

3:52

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