Monday, November 19th 2012

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On today's Mooney, with Marty Morrissey,

Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack tells us about his visit to Staten Island to see how residents are recovering from hurricane damage. We hear about the American musician who only performs in peoples homes, and Brenda Donohue visits the Offaly girl who's been crowned Miss Teen World UN 2012!

Marty Visits New York To Help With Clean-Up

Over the weekend, Marty was in New York to see how the GPA/ GAA All-Stars are helping with the clean-up following Superstorm Sandy; we also catch up with Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack, who is still in Manhattan...

Marty in Breezy Point, Queens, New York
Marty in Breezy Point, Queens, New York

Marty in Breezy Point, Queens, New York
Marty in Breezy Point, Queens, New York

Marty in Rockaway, Queens, New York
Marty in Rockaway, Queens, New York

Marty in Rockaway, Queens, New York
Marty in Rockaway, Queens, New York

Teen Beauty Queen

Last week on the show, we met Mr Ireland and Mr Gay Ireland, so keeping with the beauty contestant theme, today we hear from Miss Teen International UN. Courtney Sheridan, from Bracknagh, Co. Offaly, has just returned from Jamaica with the world teen title. As life returns to normal for Courtney, Brenda went down to her home this morning, and met Courtney and her family before she headed off to school...

Courtney is presented with her crown and sash in Jamaica
Courtney is presented with her crown and sash in Jamaica

Courtney with her mother Tracy (on the left), and Jessica Thompson (Pageant Directer)
Courtney with her mother Tracy (on the left), and Jessica Thompson (Pageant Director)

Alaskan Singer Marian Call Gigs In Living Rooms

These days, we are all looking for value for money in virtually every aspect of our spending habits. Whether it's switching electricity supplier, mobile phone provider, or looking for good value in supermarkets, looking for deals on holidays - getting the best deal is key! Today, Mooney producer Olan McGowan is in studio, and he was at one of the best value concerts of his life on Saturday evening!

Marian Call; photo courtesy of Brian Adams (Brian Adams, www.baphotos.com)
Marian Call; photo courtesy of Brian Adams
(Brian Adams, www.baphotos.com)

Marian Call is Canadian, but now living in Alaska. She is a jazz-tinged singer and songwriter, and she performs her music with a guitarist called Scott Barkin. What made Saturday night’s concert unique was that it was held in the living room of a normal suburban house in Mount Merrion, in Dublin. The name of the man who hosted the concert was Peter Cuffe, and he and his wife came across Marion's music online.

Marian has a new album out called Something Fierce. It's a double album, and it has been funded by "micro-payments" from fans over a period of years. To find out more about Marian, visit www.mariancall.com.

Mooney's Monday Quiz

Beat the Monday blues by playing Mooney's Monday Quiz! We're looking for three listeners to take on a minute of general knowledge questions - and we have a fabulous prize for the winner!

It’s a two-night weekend break for two people sharing one room in the beautiful 4-star Maryborough Hotel and Spa in Douglas in Cork. Your prize includes breakfast on both mornings and dinner on an evening of your choice in the hotel’s award-winning “Zings” restaurant.

While there you might like to visit the Spa with its Rock Sauna, Ice Fountain, Vitality Pool – or maybe stroke a rabbit (!) at the hotel’s on-site pet farm.

If you feel like taking a break, and if you want to take part in our quiz today, then e-mail mooney@rte.ie, telling us a bit about yourself! Or phone or text us from 3pm - 4pm today, on 1850 715 900 or text 51551.

The quiz will take place just after 4 o’clock and you need to be over 18 to claim the prize. Under 18s can play on your behalf.

Mooney Tunes

Mooney Tunes 7 will take place in the National Concert Hall on December 18th. The show will start at 8 PM, as usual. This concert has already sold out. In fact, it actually sold out on the day Derek announced it, a couple of weeks ago. HOWEVER, we are still looking for suggestions for this concert - pieces of music that you would like included. We've had quite a few e-mails already, but we are always open to hearing new stories, and inventive musical suggestions.

Because of the extraordinary demand for tickets, we've decided to organise a separate concert for the afternoon of the same day, December 18th. A full matinee concert, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and selected performers.

It's going to be a different concert from the evening show, with a different selection of music, and it's going to be just the thing for anybody doing their Christmas shopping in the morning time, in Dublin city centre, and who fancies a fabulous musical diversion in the afternoon!

We will be selecting a different program for the afternoon show. Different from the evening show. There might be a couple of pieces in common, but by and large, distinctive shows.

Mooney Tunes Matinee
• December 18th at 3:30pm
• Prices are €15, €20, €25
• To contact the Box Office call 01 417-0000 or visit www.nch.ie

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!

Today's Podcasts

Marty Visits New York To Help With Clean-Up
Offaly’s UN Teen Beauty Queen
Canadian Singer Marian Call Gigs In Living Rooms
Mooney's Monday Quiz

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