Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 9 August 2020

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

In the week Ireland mourns the loss of politician and peacemaker John Hume: a special programme from the Playhouse in Derry, first broadcast two years ago to mark the 50th anniversary of the Duke Street Civil Rights march of the 5th of October 1968.

Writings:

Notes for the 5th of October, by Anne Devlin;
Don't Speak To The Brits, Just Pretend They Don’t Exist, a poem by Colette Bryce;
Batons and Blackthorn Sticks, by Andy Hinds;
Phenomenal Grace, by Susan McKay
And
Freedom Will Ring, by Eamonn McCann

Music:

The Rebel Girl, by Joe Hill, sung by the Henry Girls;
River Flow, River Divide, by Reevah;
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas, performed by Gay McIntyre and the John Leighton Trio;
The Coolin, played by Clodagh Warnock on fiddle accompanied by Joleen McLaughlin on harp,
And
We Shall Overcome, sung by the Henry Girls

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 9th August 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 9th August 2020

In the week Ireland mourns the loss of visionary leader John Hume, we rebroadcast our joyful programme from the Derry Playhouse celebrating the Civil Rights movement. First broadcast in October 2018 it features writers Anne Devlin, Andy Hinds and Eamonn McCann, poetry from Colette Bryce and Susan McKay's beautiful and insightful tribute to Pat Hume

Notes for the 5th of October, by Anne Devlin

Notes for the 5th of October, by Anne Devlin

A teenager is jolted into a political coming-of-age

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Don't Speak To The Brits, Just Pretend They Don't Exist, by Colette Bryce

Don't Speak To The Brits, Just Pretend They Don't Exist, by Colette Bryce

'Two rubber bullets stand on the shelf, from Bloody Sunday.' a poem by Colette Bryce

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Batons and Blackthorn Sticks, by Andy Hinds

Batons and Blackthorn Sticks, by Andy Hinds

Beaten and arrested on the day, a demonstrator reflects on oppression then and now

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Phenomenal Grace, by Susan McKay

Phenomenal Grace, by Susan McKay

A tribute to Pat Hume, wife of John Hume, illuminating the bravery and tenacity of this extraordinary couple

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Freedom Will Ring, by Eamonn McCann

Freedom Will Ring, by Eamonn McCann

What the NICRM achieved - and all that remains for a 21st century civil rights movement to fight for

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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

The Rebel Girl

The Rebel Girl

The Henry Girls

3:00

River Flow, River Flow River Divide

River Flow, River Flow River Divide

Reevah

3:47

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Gay Mcentyre And The John Leighton Trio;

3:00

The Coolin

The Coolin

Clodagh Warnock On Fiddle Accompanied By Joleen Mclaughlin On Harp

3:09

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

The Henry Girls

3:25

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