Sunday with Miriam

Sunday with Miriam

10am Sunday


Sunday 17th June

Mark Patrick Hederman

Benedictine monk and former abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Mark Patrick Hederman spoke about his upbringing, the education system, and the Pope's visit to Ireland.

Paul Harrington

Paul Harrington performed live in studio and spoke about his new album 'Lights of Home'

Joy Neville

This week, former rugby player and current rugby referee, Joy Neville was included in the twenty five most powerful women in Ireland list. Earlier this year, she was one of the Rehab people of the year, Joy spoke with Miriam this morning..

Sunday 10th June

Paul Muldoon

Pulitzer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon spoke about his poem ‘Incantata’ which is being brought to the stage at the Galway Arts Festival this summer. Paul also spoke of  his life in New York, music and poetry.

Special Olympics

Miriam spoke with athletes who will be representing their region - Fiodhna O’Leary from Foxrock, Dublin, with her mum Denise, and Rory Finnegan from Ballsbridge, with his mum Ailish. They were also joined by Matt English the CEO of the Special Olympics Ireland.

The Stunning

The Stunning performed songs 'She's Not There' and 'Heads Are Gonna Roll' live in studio this morning.

Sunday 27th May

The Frank and Walters

The Frank and Walters chat with Miriam and perform in studio

Fintan O'Toole

Journalist Fintan O'Toole discussed yesterday's 8th Referendum results and spoke of how Ireland has changed in the past thirty years that he has been writing his Irish Times column.

Sunday 20th May

Thanks Brother

The band Thanks Brother featuring Roisin O played live this morning.

Tracey Corbett Lynch & Ralph Riegel

Miriam was joined by Tracey Corbett Lynch whose brother Jason was brutally murdered by his wife. Tracey has written a book 'My Brother Jason' with Ralph Reigel ( who was also in studio) the investigative reporter who followed the case since the beginning.

Sunday 13th May

Evanne Ni Chuilinn

Sports Broadcaster Evanne Ni Chuilinn spoke with Miriam in studio this morning about her younger brother Cormac who died by suicide.

Violinists Vladimir & Anton

Violinists Vladimir & Anton played live and talked about their music and their concert on Thursday May 17th at the National Concert Hall.

Charlie McGettigan

Following last night's Eurovision, Charlie McGettigan spoke with Miriam about the song contest, it's importance and his own memories of winning in 1994.

Sunday 6th May

Mairead Ni Mhaoniagh & Nia Byrne

Mairead Ni Mhaoniagh and her daughter Nia Byrne performed in studio.

Peter Sheridan & Gordon Snell

Theatre director Peter Sheridan shared his memories of the great Maeve Binchy and Gordon Snell, Maeve’s widower spoke about how he is keeping her legacy alive...

Sunday 29th April

Interviews with Vicky Phelan and Mary Black

Miriam speaks to Vicky Phelan the extraordinary woman who won her case but remains determined that no other woman should suffer her ordeal. Also, the incredibly talented Mary Black joins Miriam in studio to talk about her new album.

Sunday 22nd April

Domestic violence

This morning, Jessica Bowes and 'Eve'  share their personal stories of surviving domestic violence.

Mick Jagger

Ahead of The Rolling Stones concert in Croke Park this summer, Mick Jagger chats with Miriam about touring and the music industry.

Sunday 15th April

Finbar Furey & Phelim Drew

Legendary singer songwriter Finbar Furey and actor Phelim Drew spoke with Miriam about music and performing.

Davy Russell

Davy Russell won yesterday's Grand National at Aintree with Tiger Roll! Davy spoke with Miriam about fulfilling his lifelong dream.

Sunday 8th April

Sarah O'Neill & Sarah Quigley

Sarah O'Neill & Sarah Quigley recieved cancer treatment as teenagers, they explain to Miriam why they feel there's not enough support in place for health challenges that present themselves years after the all clear.

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof speaks with Miriam about his documentary on WB Yeats.

Sunday 1st April

Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan spoke with Miriam about her life on and off the stage!

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin

On this Easter Sunday, Miriam speaks with Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin.

Sunday 25th March

Francis McGuigan

Francis McGuigan was one of the so called Hooded Men, arrested in 1971 by the British Army, suffering brutal interrogation. This week he was among fourteen men who had their cases rejected by the European Court of Human Rights.

David Brophy

Renowned concert orchestra conductor and choirmaster David Brophy spoke with Miriam about his music, the orchestra and career.

'The Adoption Machine' by Paul Jude Redmond

Paul Jude Redmond has written the book 'The Adoption Machine' about the dark history of Ireland's Mother and Baby Homes. Paul shared his own story this morning.

Sunday 18th March

Paul Howard

Writer Paul Howard best known as the creator of Ross O'Carroll Kelly has a new production in the making .... Copper Faced Jack's: The Musical. Paul spoke with Miriam about the musical, his book 'I Read The News Today, Oh Boy and his friendship with Gareth De Brun.

Marina Litvenenko

Miriam spoke with Marina Litvenenko, widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvenenko whose death became a global story

Sunday 11th March

Mary Merritt, Diane Croghan & Lyndsay Rehan and Catherine Corless

On this Mother’s Day, three remarkable women Mary Merritt, Diane Croghan & Lyndsay Rehan tell their stories of the Magdalene Laundries. Catherine Corless also talks of how she unearthed the horror of the Tuam Mothers and Babies Home.

Sunday 4th March

Jessica Harrington and musicians Neil Martin and Iarla Ó Lionáird

Jessica Harrington and musicians Neil Martin and Iarla Ó Lionáird

Sunday 25th February

Andy Irvine

Founding member of popular bands such as Sweeney's Men and Planxty, musician Andy Irvine spoke with Miriam and played a couple of tunes.

Sean & Vincent McAnespie & Brian Gormley

It's thirty years since 23 year old Aidan McAnespie was shot dead by the British army on the County Tyrone border. His family are still searching for the truth..

Sunday 18th February

Sir James MacMillan & Moyross Corpus Christi Primary School Choir

This morning Miriam was joined in studio by the Corpus Christi Primary School Choir from Moyross, Limerick and also Sir James MacMillan

Sunday 11th February

Nell McCafferty, Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, Mary McAuliffe, Margaret Ward

Writer and journalist Nell McCafferty, academic Micheline Sheehy Skeffington (granddaughter of leading suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington), Mary McAuliffe historian and lecturer on gender studies at UCD and feminist historian Margaret Ward. Also, The Conor McKeon Band played songs from the Great American songbook.

Sunday 4th February

Diarmuid Gavin

Miriam was joined by green fingered gardening guru Diarmuid Gavin who recounted some of his memories, shared his favourite pieces of music and answered some listener queries.

The Three Tenors

Our musical guests this morning were The Three Tenors Ireland; Derek Moloney, Dominic McGorian and Shane Morgan.

Sunday 28th January

Feargal and Eamonn Quinn

Former Senator and supermarket chief Feargal Quinn and his son businessman Eamonn Quinn joined Miriam this morning.

Sunday 21st January

Francis & John Brennan

Hoteliers and TV stars Francis and John Brennan spoke with Miriam about their upbringing, business, travel and more...

Sunday 14th January

Alan Black & Danny Kennedy

Alan Black, survivor of the Kingsmill massacre and politician Danny Kennedy joined Miriam in studio this morning.  Musicians Dearbhla and Finghin Collins and singer Leah Redmond performed on the programme.

Sunday 7th January

Sunday with Miriam

This morning, guests include the legendary American singer/songwriter Joan Baez and also poet Gerald Dawe who has just written a book on his friend and fellow Belfast man Van Morrison and cardiologist and writer Professor Eoin O’Brien.

Monday 25th December

Christmas with Miriam

This morning on Christmas with Miriam, there was Christmas music and contemporary songs from Soulé, Eve Bourton, Nono Madola, Alison Hood, Sarah McCourt, Landless, Sibéal Ní Chasaide and Dorota Konczewskaand and also poetry by Paula Meehan.

Sunday 17th December

Sunday with Miriam & Guests

This morning Miriam was joined in studio by The Voice Squad, Maighread and Triona Ni Domhnaill and Sean Keane. They all played a mix of Christmas and traditional songs.

Sunday 10th December

Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke

Miriam met with Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke in their home in Dublin, where they discussed careers, music and the upcoming gig with Nick Cave, Finbar Furey and many more at the National Concert Hall.

Sunday 3rd December

Rebecca Storm

Singer Rebecca Storm who made her name in Blood Brothers and has led an amazing career on stage and the world of musical theatre, performs in studio this morning.

Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettgan

Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettgan – lifelong friends who have enjoyed success at the top of the music business. Also in studio this morning singer Rebecca Storm who made her name in Blood Brothers and has led an amazing career on stage and the world of musical theatre.

Sunday 19th November

Dr.Una & Art Agnew, Katherine Lynch & Eleanor McEvoy

Fifty years on since the death of one of Ireland's greatest poets Patrick Kavanagh, he is remembered this morning with guests Dr.Una & Art Agnew, neighbours of Kavanagh and his great grand niece comedian Katherine Lynch. Singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy played live in studio.

Sunday 12th November

Samantha Power & Cass Sunstein & Luka Bloom

This morning, Miriam spoke with former White House Insider and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and her husband author and Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein. Musician Luka Bloom played live in studio.

Sunday 5th November

Catherine Corless & Paul Muldoon

This week Catherine Corless was presented with the Bar of Ireland Human Rights Award at a ceremony in Dublin. Miriam spoke with Catherine about the award, Miriam was also joined by Paul Muldoon who read his poem about the Tuam babies.

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Musicians Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill co-founded The Gloaming and the Martin Hayes Quartet. They both played live in studio this morning.

Sunday 29th October

Author Mary Kenny

Author, journalist and founder of the Irish Women's Liberation Movement Mary Kenny chats with Miriam about feminism and her new book 'Am I A Feminist? Are You?'.

Pat and Una McDonagh

Pat and Una McDonagh of Supermacs join Miriam in studio to chat about life in business together, hurling and the rural economy.

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Presenter: Miriam O'Callaghan

Producer: Sian O'Gorman


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