Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

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Sunday Miscellany Sunday 11 October 2020

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

This week we broadcast a selection from Sunday Miscellany Live programmes at the Red Line Book Festival,recorded in the Civic Theatre in Tallaght in 2016 and 2017 and produced by Eileen Heron and Sarah Binchy. We broadcast it to mark this year's Red Line Book Festival which is taking place entirely online this year, and runs from tomorrow to next Sunday, with a series of online readings, interviews, workshops and other events. All the details are at http://www.redlinebookfestival.ie

Scripts:

The Night Poetry Came to the Suburbs, by Dermot Bolger;  
The Tailor of Kabul, by Eileen Casey;  
The Gifford Sisters, by Marita Conlon-McKenna;  
Synergy, by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Kathleen Lawrence;  
And 
Hallowe'en, by Declan Hughes

Music:

Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, performed by the Far Flung Trio;  

The Whistling Gypsy, written by Leo Maguire and sung by Dónal Clancy; 

Down by the Glenside composed by Peadar Kearney, performed  by Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill,  

And 

Hava Nagila, also by the Far Flung Trio, who are:  Katherine Hunka on violin, Dermot Dunne on accordion and Malachy Robinson on double bass

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 11th October 2020

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 11th October 2020

This week a selection from Sunday Miscellany Live programmes at the Red Line Book Festival, recorded in the Civic Theatre in Tallaght in 2016 and 2017 broadcast to mark this year's Red Line Book Festival which is taking place entirely online; with scripts by Dermot Bolger, Eileen Casey, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Rosaleen McDonagh and Declan Hughes

The Night Poetry Came to the Suburbs, by Dermot Bolger

The Night Poetry Came to the Suburbs, by Dermot Bolger

Pope John Paul's arrival in Ireland in 1979 coincided with the printing of a first book of poems but was Finglas ready for poetry?

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The Tailor of Kabul, by Eileen Casey

The Tailor of Kabul, by Eileen Casey

An Afghan tailor in Tallaght, and a mother's treasured Singer sewing machine 

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The Gifford Sisters, by Marita Conlon-McKenna

The Gifford Sisters, by Marita Conlon-McKenna

The Gifford sisters, three of whom were involved in the Easter Rising, shared a dream of Irish freedom. They deserve to be remembered.

Synergy, by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Kathleen Lawrence

Synergy, by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Kathleen Lawrence

An Irish Traveller girl's coming of age one London summer 

Hallowe'en, by Declan Hughes

Hallowe'en, by Declan Hughes

Tales of swaggering 11 year old boys robbing apples and letting off bangers - 10 for 50p in Moore St ....

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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

Late Bloomer

Late Bloomer

Ailbhe Reddy

3:38

Orpheus In The Underworld

Orpheus In The Underworld

Far Flung Trio

2:14

The Whistling Gypsy

The Whistling Gypsy

Donal Clancy (Guitar)

3:27

Down By The Glenside

Down By The Glenside

Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill / Triona Ni Dhomhnaill

3:47

Hava Nagila

Hava Nagila

Far Flung Trio

2:32

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