Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany Sunday 26 April 2020

***Summer 2020 update*** Miscellany remains open for submissions but we're receiving far higher numbers of scripts than usual, and, as ever, we have far more excellent pieces to choose from than we can use. If you're sending something in, make sure to read the guidelines first and bear in mind that, as stated in those guidelines, after an initial acknowledgement of your submission you’ll only hear from us again if we’re in a position to proceed to a recording.   

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:

The Night My Mother Hid An Orangeman Under Her Bed, by Brian Farrell;
Glen's Gift, by Jackie Lynam  
The Good Suit, a poem by Gerald Dawe; 
Cold Water, by Karen Sorensen; 
Queen of the May, by Margaret Hickey; 
And 
And I Nearly Said I Loved Him, by the late Larry McCluskey, who passed away recently

Music:

Sonata for Trumpet and Strings – Vivo by Henry Purcell, played by the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble; 

Star Star, by the Frames;

Waltz no. 3 in G sharp minor by Brahms, played by Antti Siirala; 

Rolling in the Deep, by Adele, performed by the Ennis Brass Band conducted by Mark Nutley; that was recorded at Sunday Miscellany Live at the Ennis Book Club Festival last month;  

And

Wild Mountain Thyme by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

Sunday Miscellany Podcast 26th April 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast 26th April 2020

Cold water swimming, Glen Hansard's other birthday and an Orangeman under the bed... With Brian Farrell, Jackie Lynam, Gerald Dawe, Karen Sorensen, Margaret Hickey, and Larry McCluskey

The Night My Mother Hid An Orangeman Under Her Bed, by Brian Farrell

The Night My Mother Hid An Orangeman Under Her Bed, by Brian Farrell

Minding Dublin Lord Mayor's Chain of Office - with its King Billy insignia

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Glen's Gift, by Jackie Lynam

Glen's Gift, by Jackie Lynam

A 21st, a 50th, and one devoted Frames fan

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The Good Suit, a poem by Gerald Dawe

The Good Suit, a poem by Gerald Dawe

'All my suits are still there/behind the wardrobe door.'

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Cold Water, by Karen Sorensen

Cold Water, by Karen Sorensen

Swimming with the Flaggy Shore Mermaids in Co. Clare

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Queen of the May, by Margaret Hickey

Queen of the May, by Margaret Hickey

'Butter and milk were always targets of fairy desire.' Mayday traditions in Ireland and beyond

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And I Nearly Said I Loved Him, by the late Larry McCluskey

And I Nearly Said I Loved Him, by the late Larry McCluskey

Boarding school days and a father-son moment of closeness

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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

Sonata For Trumpet And Strings - Vivo

Sonata For Trumpet And Strings - Vivo

Tristram Fry (Percussion), Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

2:36

Star Star

Star Star

Glen Hansard

3:23

Waltz No. 3 In G Sharp Minor

Waltz No. 3 In G Sharp Minor

Antti Siirala

0:50

Rolling In The Deep

Rolling In The Deep

Ennis Brass Band

2:32

Wild Mountain Thyme

Wild Mountain Thyme

The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem

3:03

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Producer: Sarah Binchy

Broadcasting Co-ordinator: Carolyn Dempsey

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