Sunday with Miriam

Sunday with Miriam

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Sunday 15th September

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Vicky Phelan on her new memoir, Helen Cody on the wonderful Arc Cancer Support Charity which she says saved her life, from our Galway studio Marty Rea & Jane Brennan & there’s live music from The Stunning.

Sunday 8th September

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam will be talking to the wonderful Stephen Rea about his career on stage & screen, Marie Jones & Martin Lynch will talk about their Miami Showband Story plus live music from young folk singer Sara Ryan who was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year 2018 at the Irish Folk Music Awards.

Sunday 16th June

Sunday with Miriam

Miriam O'Callaghan presents a live stimulating mix of lifestyle, music, human interest and great interviews, the perfect soundtrack to your Sunday morning.

Sunday 19th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Guests this morning are Catriona Hallahan, Anne O'Leary & Louise Phelan three women on how they made it to the top of the Irish business world, we have music from Paul Brady & speak to his new collaborator Theo Katzman in the US plus, Aine Durkin on her prize winning song.

Sunday 12th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

On this morning’s show, straight off Line of Duty, Enniskillen man Adrian Dunbar will talk about his smash hit TV show, Suggs from Madness on finding his sister, Lelia Doolan on the importance of staying creative & there’s an acoustic set from rising stars The Academic, with two members of the band Craig Fitzgerald & Matt Murtagh.

Sunday 5th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Following her landmark court case win during the week about her cervical cancer screening, Miriam talks to Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey in studio this morning. Plus one of our greatest living writers, Frank McGuinness, will be here to talk about a life of words & we'll hear some of the poetry and music which he loves. Also great live music from the wonderful Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Sunday 28th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

It's music all the way with Nile Rodgers on how he has created the soundtrack to the last 40 years & mother, daughter classical duo concert pianist Una Hunt & mezzo soprano Rachel Kelly.

Sunday 21st April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam's guests on our Easter Sunday show are Man-Booker winner John Banville, actor & mental health activist Ruby Wax on keeping sane in a crazy world, plus music from the wonderful Luka Bloom who is just back from his 13th Tour of Australia.

Sunday 14th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning there is music from young singer songwriter, Clare O'Riordan. Colin and Eithne Bell run the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust on how they turned the tragedy of losing their son into a charity helping those who suffer a bereavement abroad. And life with Alzheimer’s, Jacinta Dixon tells Miriam how her life has changed since her diagnosis & writers Aine Ryan & Ian Maleney on watching someone they love live with the diagnosis.

Sunday 7th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning we hear from the wonderful novelist Bernard MacLaverty on his novel MIdwinter Break which has just been shortlisted for the Dublin International Award. Sean Bán Breathnach celebrates 50 years since he first broadcast for RTE & we hear from some of his colleagues & friends including Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Cyntha Ní Mhuchu & the great Galway hurler Joe Connolly. There is music from leading Irish soprano Mairead Buicke & Miriam speaks to Davy Russell on his amazing win on Tiger Row in yesterday's Grand National.

Sunday 31st March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Ruth Maguire who died at Carlingford Lough is remembered by her sister Rachel. Sinead Gleeson on her new memoir & collection of essays titled 'Constellations'. Dermot Bolger & Macdara Yeates celebrate the lives, stories & music of the greats of Irish traditional music, such & also Seamus Ennis himself, in their collaboration 'My Father's Kind' & Flo McSweeney on her first solo album, 'Picture in a Frame'.

Sunday 24th March

Sunday with Miriam

Miriam speaks to actor Barry McGovern on his admiration for Samuel Beckett's work; Niamh Kavanagh talks about her career and the sudden illness of her husband and how they are coping with it; retired Archbishop of Armagh and former Primate of All-Ireland Robin Eames speaks to Miriam about reconciliation. Live music from Sam Wickens.

Sunday 17th March

St Patrick's Day with Miriam podcast

On St. Patrick's Day we are in fine festive form with the Kilfenora Ceili band, 110 years & still going strong, guests this morning are, the great trainer Willie Mullins after his historic win at Cheltenham, we talk all things Irish, identity, politics, patriotism with Pulitzer-winner Paul Muldoon, the much garlanded Eimear McBride, former Ireland professor of poetry Paula Meehan & poet & broadcaster Pat Boran.

Sunday 10th March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam speaks to Julie Hambleton on her search for justice for her sister, murdered in the IRA Birmingham pub bombings of 1974. Novelist Christine Dwyer Hickey talks about her new novel & we have a chat & performance from country music star Derek Ryan.

Sunday 17th February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning we remember the young lives which were lost 38 years ago in the Stardust tragedy, the worst fire in the history of the State. Dr Maurice Manning on how we should all be more aware of haemochromotosis & we have music from young singer songwriter Susan O’Neill.

Sunday 10th February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam speaks the US Congressman who is speaking out about Brexit, the backstop & his Irish father, Brendan Boyle. Author Arnold Thomas Fanning, who has just been nominated to the Wellcome Book Prize on his astonishing memoir on mental health is in our Cork Studio & we have great live music from an acoustic four piece based in Spain but hail from Ireland, the US & UK, The Track Dogs.

Sunday 3rd February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

We have live music from Celtic Woman, an all female Irish music ensemble who are about to embark on a world tour, Miriam speaks to the indomitable Veronica Dunne, who's annual singing competition took palce this week. Also two of the Derry Four, Michael Toner & Gerry Kelly speak of their living nightmare of being on the run.

Sunday 27th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning Miriam speaks to Rod Stewart on his life & career ahead of his big Ireland gig, plus three top surgeons, Dr. Ciaran Bolger, Dr. Helen Heneghan & Dr. Hannan Mullet, who make challenging decisions in order to give us a better quality of life & live music for The Henry Girls.

Sunday 20th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Married couple Patricia Casey, well known Professor of Psychiatry & husband John who is a barrister join Miriam to talk about their their lives & dealing with the death of their precious 24 year old son a year ago. Live music & chat also from former Dubliner John Sheahan & Michael Howard who played with the group for many years

Sunday 13th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam is joined this morning by young writer Sally Rooney who was just awarded the prestegious Costa book prize for her 2nd novel, Normal People. Also the great Rosaleen Linehan & Phelim Drew, two acting stalwarts, here to talk about their new production The Cripple of Inishmaan which is coming up in The Gaiety Theatre from 21st Jan to 9th March. Plus live music performances from Sligo singer Tommy Fleming.

Sunday 6th January

Sunday With Miriam Podcast

An all-female show to celebrate Women's Little Christmas. Miriam talks to jockey Emma Doyle, an in-depth interview with BBC correspondent Orla Guerin, and Lise Hand and Dearbhail McDonald talk about what Nollaig na mBan means to them.

Sunday 30th December

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Miriam gathers some remarkable women around the table to celebrate the year, including Vicky Phelan, Ailbhe Smyth, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen and Jessica Bowes.

Sunday 23rd December

Van Morrison

In a rare interview, Miriam sits down with the great Van Morrison. He talks about his Belfast childhood, his early career with albums such as Astral Weeks and Moondance and why the Blues has never stopped inspiring him.

Sunday 16th December

David Keenan

Fresh from supporting Hozier at Dublin's Olympia Theatre, singer-songwriter David Keenan joined Miriam live in studio for a great showcase of his talent.

Finbar Wright

The superb Finbar Wright of The Irish Tenors joined Miriam for a chat and a stunning performance.

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy joined Miriam in studio to chat about life and his new Christmas album.

Sunday 9th December

Remembering Graham Jones

Miriam pays tribute to Graham Jones who you may have heard on last week’s show, who passed on Saturday Morning. We hear hear a clip from his interview last week and we also hear Patrick Bergin and Brendan Graham's views on life and fatality.

Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin

Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin have joined forces, along with Paul Harrington, to create a brand new song – just in time for Christmas. The song is called Switzer's Window and all royalties are going to Barnardos. Graham and Patrick were in studio to talk to Miriam about the song and their lives.

Sunday with Miriam - The Podcast

This week Miriam is joined by Mark Condren, Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin. Miriam also remembers Graham Jones.

Mark Condren

For two years Mark Condren was embedded with the NYPD to capture the force at work. The result is a glossy, coffee table book showing all the sides of life for police officers in New York. It’s called NYPD Behind the scenes with the men and women of the New York City Police Department and Mark called into studio to chat with Miriam about it.

Sunday 2nd December

Shane McGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke

Miriam met the Pogues’ frontman and his long-term partner Victoria and asked why they finally - after 32 years - made it official.

Graham Jones

Newly ordained Church Of Ireland priest, Graham Jones spoke to Miriam about how his faith is giving him courage as he faces his terminal cancer diagnosis. They were joined by Graham’s wife, Louise, and brother, Rob.

Sunday With Miriam - The Podcast

This week Miriam was talking to Graham Jones and Shane and Victoria McGowan

Sunday 18th November

Sunday with Miriam - The Podcast

Listen back to the whole show here on the Sunday with Miriam Podcast.

Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe called in to studio to chat to Miriam about his poetry event and his writing

Cora Staunton

Cora chatted to Miriam about her life here in Ireland and abroad in Australia

Donal Lenihan and Brent Pope

Ireland's historic win against the All Blacks

Sunday 11th November

Anne Enright

One of Ireland's greatest writers, Anne Enright, joined Miriam in studio to chat about becoming Ireland's first Professor of Fiction and launching the International Pen's Women's Manifesto in Ireland

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Tribute

A tribute to the late, great, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

Sunday 4th November

Boy George

Ahaead of Culture Club's Dublin date in 3Arena, Boy George - AKA George O'Dowd - chats with Miriam about music, life and why he's finally happy.

Colm O'Regan

Ahead of this year's Kilkenomics Festival, comedian and author Colm O'Regan speaks to Miriam about the origins of the event, Irish Mammies, and writing.

Sunday 28th October

Frank McDonald

Frank McDonald was in studio to talk to Miriam about his life and his new book

Michael Healy Rae

Michael joined Miriam in studio to chat about his new book and share some stories from a life in the Kingdom of Kerry

Sunday 21st October

Maria Doyle-Kennedy

Singer and actress Maria Doyle-Kennedy chatted to Miriam about her life and her new album.

Philly McMahon

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon joined Miriam in studio to chat about his new documentary about addiction, The Hardest Hit.

Sunday 14th October

Pat Wallace

Miriam chatted to Pat Wallace about his archaeological career and his new documentary on TG4.

Lynn and Bernie Ruane

Senator Lynn Ruane and her mother Bernie joined Miriam in studio to talk through the ups and downs of Lynn's life and to chat about her new book.

Sunday 7th October

Sunday with Miriam 7th October 2018

In studio with Miriam today are comedian Brendan Grace and his beloved wife Eileen; and Ailbhe Griffith and director Alan Gilsenan talk to Miriam about their film 'The Meeting' which describes her encounter with the man who seriously sexually assaulted her in 2005.

Brendan and Eileen Grace

Brendan Grace is our most well known and best loved comedian and his career has spanned the last four decades of Irish life... a new RTE documentary on his life airs tomorrow night at 9.35 on RTE One. He and his wife Eileen are in studio with Miriam

Ailbhe Griffith and Alan Gilsenan

In 2005 Ailbhe Griffith was walking home when she was attacked and viciously sexually assaulted, she survived and the man was caught and convicted but it wasn’t until she met the man that she was finally able to move on. This encounter has now been made into a film 'The Meeting'. Ailbhe and the film's director Alan Gilsenan join Miriam in studio

Sunday 30th September

Delorentos live in studio

Delorentos are a Dublin-based Irish alternative rock band formed in 2005. They consist of Rónan Yourell, Kieran McGuinness, Níal Conlan and Ross McCormick

Kerry Babies

This week news broke that gardai were on Valentia Island due to the ongoing review of the 35 year old Kerry Babies case. Writer and journalist Martina Devlin, journalist Anne Lucey and academic Tom inglis join Miriam in studio to look back at the tragedy

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