Category: Sunday Miscellany

Christmas morning on RTE Radio 1

It was lovely to be part of the Sunday Miscellany Christmas show recorded at the National Concert Hall Radio Player :!rii=b9_10664219_0__ Read More

Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas

I’m really thrilled to have been asked by Aoife Nic Cormaic to write a Christmas piece and read it in the National Concert Hall for this Sunday Miscellany Live event. RTÉ Concert Orchestra Aoife Nic Cormaic, presenter Special Guests- writers, poets, singers and musicians Following on from the hugely successful collaboration between RTÉ Radio 1’s Read More

Poem – Blending – Sunday Miscellany

This poem, Blending, was broadcast on Sunday Miscellany on Nov. Blending I cut the bag open, take in the flavours. It has been a journey, from coffee wafting through our Ohio childhood; Mom and her friends’ laughter in the kitchen while we played out on the front porch. Our move home to Donegal and their Read More

Circus Days – poem on Sunday Miscellany 2/10/16

This poem, Circus Days, was broadcast on Sunday Miscellany with thanks to Aoife Nic Cormaic. It was a lovely show with New short essays by: Denise Blake, Maurice Cashell, Elaine Garvey, Michael O’Loughlin, John MacKenna, Mary O’Malley, Áine Ryan Poem: Circus Days You don’t have to run away to join, it comes to you around Read More

Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio 1, 10/07/16

Lovely to have my poem, Lemon Season, broadcast as part of this show: Sunday Miscellany Rte Radio 1 , July 10th listen back on RTE Radioplayer!rii=b9%5F10594142%5F68%5F10%2D07%2D2016%5F In the Meadow by Grace Wells Postcards from a Hospital by Doireann Ní Ghríofa The Bookcase by Denis Sampson Four Stories Up a poem by Jane Clarke Rock Read More

This is Donegal – full poem on Soundcloud

This is Donegal – Soundcloud Link: The full poem first recorded on Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 Read More

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Springsteen and the Ties that Bind – Sunday Miscellany

My prose piece on : Sunday Miscellany May 22nd RTE Radio 1 Springsteen and the Ties That Bind by Denise Blake Real Player link: Sunday Miscellany New short essays: Going Back to the Blasket Island by Róisín Sheehy The Barrington Disconnect by Pat McLoughlin Swoop a poem by Paddy Moran Springsteen and the Ties Read More

Rodin’s Thinker – Sunday Miscellany

3 /01/16    Sunday Miscellany Rte Radio 1 – I had a piece about Rodin’s Thinker broadcast this morning and I loved the music with the piece:‘ S Wonderful’ by Gershwin played by Stéphane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin on violin. With thanks to Aoife Nic Cormaic , producer Lovely show – listen back on Radio Read More

After the Shortest Day – poem

AFTER THE SHORTEST DAY –  broadcast on Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio 1 27/12/15- After the Shortest Day As Venus appears with a crescent moon, look upwards, breathe in the wonder. You will see them watching over us through the darkest of nights. Pivot until you see the three bright stars resting on the swath of Read More

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany , RTE Radio 1 I have a poem recorded that will be broadcast on Sunday morning Dec 27th and a piece about Rodin’s Thinker for Jan 3rd. With thanks to the producer, Aoife Nic Cormaic. Read More

RTÉ Radio Player – Oct 25th

Listen back to Sunday Miscellany from Ballyshannon:!rii=9%3A10481813%3A68%3A25%2D10%2D2015%3A Podcast –!rii=9%3A20870247%3A68%3A25%2D10%2D2015%3A The written contributions were: – What Emily Wore By Nuala Ní Chonchúir The Ballyshannon Born Bluesman by Dave McHugh An Culaith Úr a poem by Colette Ní Ghallchóir In Times of Boybands by Denise Blake From Glenties to Fall River by Frank Galligan Music: ‘The Read More

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