Monday, November 12th 2012

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On today's Mooney, with Marty Morrissey,

Marty meets Mario - comedian Mario Rosenstock comes into studio to give us a few laughs; superstar Donny Osmond tells us about his childhood rivalry with Michael Jackson and we find out how social media is bringing people together for a good cause...

Twitter Song

Yesterday, our reporter Brenda Donohue met a group of people who came together through Twitter to record a charity Christmas single, in aid of Console. Brenda Drumm is the driving force behind Twittermas, and yesterday, in Dublin's Westin hotel, she told Brenda what it's all about and about the good cause that proceeds go to...

Brenda Drumm listening to a first cut of the solo parts of the single; picture by Ciaran Maguire
Brenda Drumm listening to a first cut of the solo parts of the single; picture by Ciaran Maguire

Brenda Drumm and Tynan Hooper; picture by Tynan Hooper
Brenda Drumm and Tynan Hooper; picture by Tynan Hooper

Ian Callanan rehearsing the choir; picture by Brenda Drumm
Ian Callanan rehearsing the choir; picture by Brenda Drumm

It's a wrap for the Choir! Picture by Shane Murphy
It's a wrap for the Choir! Picture by Shane Murphy

The single Holding On For Christmas is available to download from iTunes and other online music stores from December 9th. It costs 99c, and all money goes to Console directly. And if you'd like to find out more, then use the Twitter hashtag #txs2. For more information about Console, click here.

Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond

In the seventies, there were very few girls who didn't have a Puppy Love for Donny Osmond. After finding fame with his brothers, performing as The Osmonds, on the Andy Williams Show, Donny then teamed up with his sister Marie for a hugely successful variety show.

In January 2013, Donny and Marie will be bringing that show to Belfast and Dublin, and we are honoured that Donny joins Marty and Brenda Donohue on the programme today.

Donny & Marie will perform on January 30th 2013 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena, and on January 31st 2013 at Dublin's O2. For more information, visit www.donny.com or to follow Donny Osmond on Twitter, use the handle @donnyosmond!

The Mario Rosenstock Show

Tonight on RTÉ2 at 9.30pm, a new show is starting, featuring Miriam O’Callaghan, Louis Walsh, Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, even superstar DJ David Guetta – but not as you know them! It’s called The Mario Rosenstock Show, and features the actor, comedian and impressionist “sending up” some of our most well-known faces. Mario meets Marty in studio today... For more information about the programme, click here.

Mooney Tunes

Mooney Tunes is back! Due to extremely popular demand, the next Mooney Tunes concert will take place at the National Concert Hall on December 18th. ***TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT HAVE ALL SOLD OUT*** Artists confirmed to take part include Mary Byrne, Eimear Quinn and Niamh Kavanagh, and of course the RTÉ Concert Orchestra - and we have some more really special guests that you'll find out about a bit closer to the time!! So send us in your choice of music, and why you would like it to be included, to mooney@rte.ie or to:

Mooney
RTÉ Radio Centre
Donnybrook
Dublin 4

The Island Landscape

RTÉ Television, in association with Mooney, is currently producing a major new documentary series on the history of the Irish landscape. The series will tell the story of how our landscape was created after the last major climatic event – the end of the last Ice Age, over ten thousand years ago.  And we want your help! Would you like to contribute video towards the TV series? Click here to find out what we're looking for!

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