Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany Sunday 8 March 2020

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

On today's programme

Grandmothers by Andrea Martin; 
Lowering the Ladder by Quentin Fottrell; 
Snowdrops and Chocolates by Bernadett Buda; 
Selfies, a poem by Gerald Dawe;
Me and Mary Kenny by Lourdes Mackey;
And
Butterfly House, a poem by Denise Blake

Music:

Songs My Mother Taught Me by Dvorak, played by Joshua Bell on violin; 

Feet of a Dancer, written by Charlie McGettigan and sung by Maura O'Connell; 

Ugros from Old Hungarian Dances by Ferenc Farkas played by the Adelphi Saxophone Quartet; 

Avril 14th by Aphex Twin; 

And 

We Are Family by Sister Sledge 

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 8th March 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 8th March 2020

Inspiring grandmothers, fearless female journalists from Marian Finucane to Mary Kenny, and International Women's Day under Communism. With Andrea Martin, Quentin Fottrell, Bernadett Buda, Gerald Dawe, Lourdes Mackey, and Denise Blake

Grandmothers by Andrea Martin

Grandmothers by Andrea Martin

A group of women gather to celebrate their daring, assertive, idiosyncratic grandmothers

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Lowering the Ladder by Quentin Fottrell

Lowering the Ladder by Quentin Fottrell

An affectionate tribute to Marian Finucane and the generation of brilliant female journalists who helped him on his way

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Snowdrops and Chocolates by Bernadett Buda

Snowdrops and Chocolates by Bernadett Buda

A Hungarian schoolgirl's memories of International Women's Day in the dying days of the Soviet Union

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Selfies, a poem by Gerald Dawes

Selfies, a poem by Gerald Dawes

'I look in the mirror/ And my mother looks back'. A poem by Gerald Dawe

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Me and Mary Kenny by Lourdes Mackey

Me and Mary Kenny by Lourdes Mackey

Just out of convent school, a teenager is enthralled and politicised by the Irish Women's Liberation Movement

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Butterfly House, a poem by Denise Blake

Butterfly House, a poem by Denise Blake

'Something is unfurling in this place/Wishes floating softly in the mist.' a poem by Denise Blake

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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

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Joshua Bell (Violin)

2:38

Feet Of A Dancer

Feet Of A Dancer

Maura O'Connell (Vocals)

4:02

Old Hungarian Dances (4th Movement) Ugros

Old Hungarian Dances (4th Movement) Ugros

Adelphi Saxophone Quartet

1:40

Avril 14th

Avril 14th

Aphex Twin

1:57

We Are Family

We Are Family

Sister Sledge

3:15

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Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Carolyn Dempsey

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