It was wonderful to be part of this show from the National Concert Hall.
Sunday Miscellany Live at the NCH with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Dec. 12th
Part 1 was broadcast on Dec. 17th. Part 2 on Christmas Day http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/
Part 1: New writing:
The Tended Art of Christmas, by Mary O’Donnell;
In Times of Candle Light, a poem by Denise Blake;
Going Home For Christmas, a poem by Dermot Bolger;
December Babe, by AM Cousins
And The Ghosts of Christmas Past, by Conall Hamill.
The music on the programme, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by Gearóid Grant, was:
Sunday Miscellany’s signature tune, Galliard Battaglia, composed by Samuel Scheidt, and arranged by Michael Allen;
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, by Tchaikovsky;
If God Be For Us, from Handel’s Messiah, sung by mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty with the Orchestra;
An Chúilfhionn, a traditional air, arranged by Michael Casey;
And: The Wexford Carol, sung by the Voice Squad;
Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen, arranged by Feargal Murray and sung by Camille O’Sullivan with Feargal Murray on piano.
And Part 2 of our Christmas Miscellany with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra goes out on Christmas morning.