Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 12 January 2020

Tickets for the next live performance of Sunday Miscellany, which takes place at the Ennis Book Club Festival in Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare on 8 March 2020, are now on sale

A new book celebrating 50 years of Sunday Miscellany has recently 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.  

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

The Greatest by JM Dolan; 
Mending Our Ways by Margaret Hickey; 
Island Devotions, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell
Death in West Cork by Jody Clarke 
Veronica McSwiney: How to Celebrate Eight Decades at the Piano by Emer O’Kelly 
And Your Youth is Behind You by Kate Kerrigan

Music:

Stand by Me, sung by Ben E King;

If I Were A Carpenter, sung by Johnny Cash and June Carter;

Saarella Palaa (Fire on the Island), by Sibelius, sung by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Heikki Seppanen;

The Kelly Ó Ríada March, by John Kelly and Seán Ó Ríada, played by Eamon McGivney and John Kelly on fiddles with Peadar Ó Ríada on accordion;

and Tarantella for Two Pianos by Shostakovich, played by Veronica McSwiney and John O’Conor at the National Concert Hall earlier this week

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 12th January 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 12th January 2020

On this programme: The Greatest by J M Dolan; Mending Our Ways by Margaret Hickey; Island Devotions, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell; Death in West Cork by Jody Clarke; Veronica McSwiney: How to Celebrate Eight Decades at the Piano by Emer O'Kelly, And Your Youth is Behind You by Kate Kerrigan

The Greatest by JM Dolan

The Greatest by JM Dolan

Meeting Muhammed Ali

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Mending Our Ways by Margaret Hickey

Mending Our Ways by Margaret Hickey

A lament for the days when our devices and machines were repaired, not thrown out and replaced

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Island Devotions by Geraldine Mitchell

Island Devotions by Geraldine Mitchell

A poem by Geraldine Mitchell

Death in West Cork by Jody Clarke

Death in West Cork by Jody Clarke

A forgotten grand-uncle in the RIC

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Veronica McSwiney: How to Celebrate Eight Decades at the Piano by Emer O'Kelly

Veronica McSwiney: How to Celebrate Eight Decades at the Piano by Emer O'Kelly

A tribute to Veronica McSwiney on her 80th birthday

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Your Youth is Behind You by Kate Kerrigan

Your Youth is Behind You by Kate Kerrigan

Disguising the onset of old age

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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

Stand By Me

Stand By Me

Ben E. King

3:11

If I Were A Carpenter

If I Were A Carpenter

Johnny Cash And June Carter Cash

2:56

Saarella Palaa (Fire On The Island) Op.18 No.4

Saarella Palaa (Fire On The Island) Op.18 No.4

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

1:18

The Kelly Ó Ríada March

The Kelly Ó Ríada March

Eamon Mcgivney / John Kelly / Peadar O Riada, John Kelly, Peadar Ó Ríada

2:26

Tarantella For Two Pianos

Tarantella For Two Pianos

Veronica Mcswiney And John O’Conor

1:43

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