Sunday Miscellany from Ballyshannon

Sunday Miscellany, the hugely popular RTÉ Radio 1 program, recently held another very successful live recording from Ballyshannon during the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks festival. This recording was presented as one show in the Abbey Arts Centre and will be broadcast now as two programs, this Sunday, November 4 and on Sunday, November 18 at 9.10am.

Sunday Miscellany, the hugely popular RTÉ Radio 1 program, recently held another very successful live recording from Ballyshannon during the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks festival. This recording was presented as one show in the Abbey Arts Centre and will be broadcast now as two programs, this Sunday, November 4 and on Sunday, November 18 at 9.10am.

For over four decades, RTÉ Radio’s Sunday Miscellany has been at the heart of Sunday morning. This wonderful radio experience captures our ever-shifting moods, our obsessions and distractions, our dreams and fears and the intimate details of our lives.

Its distinctive mix of brand new short essays and poetry presented on air by their authors and interspersed with music made a welcome return visit to Ballyshannon.

Tune in to hear the terrific selection of Donegal writers and musicians ,hosted by the programmes’s producer and editor, Clíodhna Ní Anluain.

The writers for the event were Peter Sirr, Joseph Woods, Enda Wylie, Malachi O’Doherty, Denise Blake, Maureen Boyle, Patrick Hull, Deirdre Hines, Ann Hull and Winifred McNulty.

The wonderful music was performed by Seamus McGuire and Gary ÓBriai, Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde, Fidil traditional Irish trio, and Donegal Camerata String Ensemble.

Sound engineer for the show was Jimmy Breslin.

Recent figures for Sunday Miscellany were 256,000 listeners which shows the unique opportunity it is for the broadcast to be made in County Donegal.

With thanks to The Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh.