Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany Sunday 4 October 2020

Sunday 2 May 2021: A life-changing phone call, a hug-fest to remember, and watching the Chernobyl disaster unfold from the Irish Embassy in Moscow. With Peter Trant, Joe Hayes, Angela Keogh, Catherine Foley, Gerry Moran and Gerald Dawe and music from Penguin Café Orchestra, Paul Simon, Brahms, the Clancys and the Righteous Brothers

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

New Writing:

Robert Frost, by Jerusha McCormack 
The Belfast Blitz, by Garrett Igoe
Telephone, by Nicole Flattery
Words Across the Table Top by Jim Sperin
And
Derek Mahon, a Tribute, by Gerald Dawe

Music:

Simple Gifts (Variations on a Shaker Melody) from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, performed by the Philharmonia Virtuosi under Richard Kapp;

Nightmare, by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra; 

Sisters, by Irving Berlin, sung by the Puppini Sisters
And
Fáinne Geal an Lae/ The Dawning of the Day, played on whistle by Liam O’Flynn

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 4th October 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 4th October 2020

A poetry-infused Sunday Miscellany, with a tribute to the late Derek Mahon; childhood memories of Robert Frost and a mother's delight in the words of Patrick Kavanagh. Also, Brian Moore, the Belfast Blitz, and a telephonic sisterhood... with Jerusha McCormack, Garrett Igoe, Nicole Flattery, Jim Sperin and Gerald Dawe

Robert Frost, by Jerusha McCormack

Robert Frost, by Jerusha McCormack

Childhood memories of Robert Frost in New Hampshire

The Belfast Blitz, by Garret Igoe

The Belfast Blitz, by Garret Igoe

On the bomb attack in 1941 that changed a family's life forever

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Telephone by Nicole Flattery

Telephone by Nicole Flattery

"I'm on the phone!" -- the life-sustaining connection between sisters, shared down a phone line 

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Words Across the Table Top by Jim Sperin

Words Across the Table Top by Jim Sperin

A mother's sustaining delight in the words of Patrick Kavanagh. Part of the Bedtime Stories initiative which has just been launched to raise funds for Threshold's home-saving work 

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Derek Mahon, a Tribute, by Gerald Dawe

Derek Mahon, a Tribute, by Gerald Dawe

A tribute to the late, much missed Derek Mahon, whose death was announced on Friday

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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

Everyone Changes

Everyone Changes

Kodaline Featuring Gabrielle Aplin

3:28

Nightmare

Nightmare

Artie, Shaw

2:49

Simple Gifts (Variations On A Shaker Melody)

Simple Gifts (Variations On A Shaker Melody)

Philharmonia Virtuosi

3:42

Sisters

Sisters

Puppini Sisters, And Their Band

3:06

Fáinne Geal An Lae

Fáinne Geal An Lae

Liam O'Flynn

1:47

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