Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 2 February 2020

An anthology celebrating 50 years of Sunday Miscellany has recently been published by New Island Books. The scripts from the book were first read at Miscellany50, a live event of words and music at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin in late 2018.  

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

James Joyce's Birthday by Gerry Moloney
The 59th Street Bridge – Feelin’ Ungroovy by Conall Hamill
Ulyssses by Emer O’Kelly  
Peach Melba by Nollaig Rowan
Here’s To You, Jim Joyce:James Joyce in Trieste by Kevin McDermott
and
Antidote, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell

Music:

Finnegan's Wake sung by Barry Gleeson

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Simon and Garfunkel

Love’s Old Sweet Song, sung by Thomas Allen with Malcolm Martineau on piano

Caro Nome from Rigoletto by Verdi, sung by Dame Nellie Melba, in a recording from 1904;

And

La Ci Darem La Mano, from Don Giovanni by Mozart, sung by Cecilia Bartoli with Bryn Terfel and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nationale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Myung-whun Chung

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 2nd February 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 2nd February 2020

On this morning's programme we heard: James Joyce's Birthday by Gerry Moloney; The 59th Street Bridge - Feelin' Ungroovy by Conall Hamill; Ulyssses by Emer O'Kelly; Peach Melba by Nollaig Rowan; Here's To You, Jim Joyce, by Kevin McDermott; and Antidote, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 2nd February 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 2nd February 2020

On this morning's programme we heard: James Joyce's Birthday by Gerry Moloney; The 59th Street Bridge - Feelin' Ungroovy by Conall Hamill; Ulyssses by Emer O'Kelly; Peach Melba by Nollaig Rowan; Here's To You, Jim Joyce, by Kevin McDermott; and Antidote, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell

James Joyce's Birthday by Gerry Moloney

James Joyce's Birthday by Gerry Moloney

Joyce's fascination for dates, especially his own birthday

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The 59th Street Bridge - Feelin' Ungroovy by Conall Hamill

The 59th Street Bridge - Feelin' Ungroovy by Conall Hamill

A pilgrimage to 59th Street in New York, immortalised in a Simon and Garfunkel song

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Ulysses by Emer O'Kelly

Ulysses by Emer O'Kelly

An intriguing note from a book thief in a second hand copy of Joyce's masterpiece

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Peach Melba by Nollaig Rowan

Peach Melba by Nollaig Rowan

The opera diva Nellie Melba remembered

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Here's To You, Jim Joyce: James Joyce in Trieste by Kevin McDermott

Here's To You, Jim Joyce: James Joyce in Trieste by Kevin McDermott

On the trail of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle in Trieste

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Antidote, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell

Antidote, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell

A poem by Geraldine Mitchell

About The Show

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

Music Played on the Show

Finnegan's Wake

Finnegan's Wake

Barry Gleeson

2:39

The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy)

The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy)

Simon And Garfunkel

1:51

Love’S Old Sweet Song

Love’S Old Sweet Song

Thomas Allen (Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)

3:45

Caro Nome

Caro Nome

Dame Nellie Melba (Soprano)

1:32

La Ci Darem La Mano -- Don Giovanni  (Act 1)

La Ci Darem La Mano -- Don Giovanni (Act 1)

Cecelia Bertoli, Bryn Terfel And The Orchestra Dell'accademia Nationale Di Santa Cecilia

3:09

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