Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany Sunday 22 March 2020

Miscellany50. a series celebrating 50 years of Sunday Miscellany, is currently going out on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday evenings at 7pm. An anthology from the series is also on sale, published by New Island Books.

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

My Mother and Daniel J Travanti by Tim Carey 
Hankie Swanky by Mary Dowey
The Golden Fleece by Geraldine Mitchell 
She Read as She Cradled, a poem by Lemn Sissay
You Can Borrow It by Andrew Meehan
And
A Different Kind of Mother's Day by Nollaig Rowan

Music:

The theme from Hill Street Blues, composed by Mike Post;

The Star of the County Down, by Van Morrison and the Chieftains;

The Spinning Wheel, a ballad by John Francis Waller made famous by Delia Murphy – this version was sung by Nana Mouskouri;

Seobá Mo Leanbh (Shush My Baby), by Caitríona O’Leary and Dúlra;

and

Schubert’s Serenade, played by Julian Lloyd Webber on cello and John Lenehan on piano

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 22 March 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 22 March 2020

This week we have an entertaining and reflective Mother's Day programme to keep you company these strange days. Writers include Andrew Meehan, Geraldine Mitchell, Mary Dowey and Tim Carey and glorious music from Schubert, Van Morrison, Caitríona O'Leary and more.

My Mother and Daniel J Travanti by Tim Carey

My Mother and Daniel J Travanti by Tim Carey

A mother's childhood friendship with Captain Furillo of Hill Street Blues

Hankie Swanky by Mary Dowey

Hankie Swanky by Mary Dowey

The pleasures of a crisp linen handkerchief

The Golden Fleece by Geraldine Mitchell

The Golden Fleece by Geraldine Mitchell

About Lilias Mitchell, the visionary woman behind the Golden Fleece award for Irish artists and craftspeople

She Read as She Cradled, by Lemn Sissay

She Read as She Cradled, by Lemn Sissay

"Every mother wants a baby like you."

You Can Borrow It by Andrew Meehan

You Can Borrow It by Andrew Meehan

About books, endings, Constance and Oscar Wilde, and the writer's own mother

A Different Kind of Mother's Day by Nollaig Rowan

A Different Kind of Mother's Day by Nollaig Rowan

Mother's Day at a "social distance"

About The Show

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

Music Played on the Show

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

Mike Post

2:32

The Star Of The County Down

The Star Of The County Down

Van Morrison With The Chieftains

2:39

The Spinning Wheel

The Spinning Wheel

Nana Mouskouri

3:27

Seobá Mo Leanbh (Shush My Baby)

Seobá Mo Leanbh (Shush My Baby)

Caitriona O'Leary (Voice)

1:33

Serenade

Serenade

Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello);John Lenehan Piano)

4:17

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Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Carolyn Dempsey

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