Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany Sunday 23 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:

Too Fruity For Words, by Mary Dowey 
Try, Try Again, by Dónal Hayes
The Waiting Room, by Mary O'Malley
Quarantine, by Andrew Doherty
And
Waiting For Beckett, by Grace Neville

Music:

Libiamo, from La Traviata by Verdi, sung by Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland and the London Opera Chorus, conducted by Richard Bonynge

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, sung by Mavis Staples

Sitting Here in Limbo, by Jimmy Cliff

And 
Open The Door Slowly, by Dónal Clancy on vocals and guitar with David Power on whistle and Ciaran Somers on flute

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 23rd February 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 23rd February 2020

New words to describe wine, Ireland's rugby nadir, contemplating Dante in a hospital waiting room, a history of quarantine and a postcard from Sam Beckett. With Mary Dowey, Donal Hayes, Mary O'Malley, Andrew Doherty and Grace Neville

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 23rd February 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 23rd February 2020

New words to describe wine, Ireland's rugby nadir, contemplating Dante in a hospital waiting room, a history of quarantine and a postcard from Sam Beckett. With Mary Dowey, Donal Hayes, Mary O'Malley, Andrew Doherty and Grace Neville

Too Fruity For Words by Mary Dowey

Too Fruity For Words by Mary Dowey

Finding new ways to describe wine that don't involve fruit

Keywords

Try, Try Again, by Dónal Hayes

Try, Try Again, by Dónal Hayes

As Ireland faces England in the Six Nations, Donal Hayes remembers the Twickenham nadir of 1988

Keywords

The Waiting Room by Mary O'Malley

The Waiting Room by Mary O'Malley

Mary O'Malley contemplates Dante, Beckett and Jimmy O'Dea in a hospital waiting room

Keywords

Quarantine by Andrew Doherty

Quarantine by Andrew Doherty

Andrew Doherty on the history of quarantine and a quarantine hospital in Passage East

Keywords

Waiting For Beckett by Grace Neville

Waiting For Beckett by Grace Neville

Grace Neville has a fleeting encounter with Samuel Beckett

Keywords

About The Show

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

Music Played on the Show

Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici, From La Traviata

Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici, From La Traviata

Verdi, Giuseppe

3:35

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Mavis Staples

3:24

Sitting Here In Limbo

Sitting Here In Limbo

Jimmy Cliff

3:36

Open The Door Slowly

Open The Door Slowly

Donal Hayes/Ciáran Power/David Somers

4:27

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