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       Mooney Tunes returns!        

    Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful Concert Series featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in December, 2015.

    This will be the 12th instalment of Mooney Tunes, which began in September, 2009. In the intervening period, over the 11 concerts to date, as many as 18,000 people have been entertained, over 170 pieces of music have been featured, all performed by around 50 top-class performers and soloists, backed by the RTE Concert Orchestra.

    A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. And for this show, we are encouraging fans to send us their musical suggestions along the theme of, "movies, musicals and magical memories!"

    We have never been short of magical stories from our audience, accompanying their suggestions for pieces to include in the Mooney Tunes programs. Whether it's a song that reminds you of a loved one, a particular soundtrack from your youth, a theme that evokes a particularly strong memory, let us know. And tell us your story!

    For further information, tune into the all-new Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 5 on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney Goes Wild Sunday 30 August 2015

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    Mooney Goes Wild

    Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms.

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    Jim Wilson Sets Sail for the Northwest Passage

    Jim WIlson is one of our main Dawn Chorus panellists every year. He is also an author and lecturer onboard cruise ships that take passengers with an interest in wildlife to the Arctic, Antarctic and pretty much everywhere in between. In the next months Jim will be going on no less than twelve cruises. He talks to Derek from our Cork studios about life on the cruise lecture circuit and how he got involved...  He also pays tribute to his great friend Chris Wilson, an ecologist and author, who died recently.

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    House Martin Chicks Fall from Their Nest

    Derek went to Cork three weeks ago to visit Kathryn Cashman who contacted the programme about what she thought were three swallow chicks who had fallen from their nest. She wanted some advice so she could properly care for them until they were old enough to fend for themselves. On closer inspection, it turns out they are in fact house martins, an easy mistake to make to the untrained eye. Derek told Kathyrn she would eventually have to release the birds and soon rather than later for fear they would imprint on her. Kathryn is on the phone to update us on what happened next

     

    The Cashmans

    House Martin Chick

    Swallow Chick 

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    Terry's Answer Machine Mission

    Terry Flanagan visits Liam O'Leary in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. He has a problem with grey squirrels robbing eggs from his henhouse.

    Terry has advice and suggestions as to how to stop the squirrels getting in and what deterrents he could use.

     

     

    Mooney Tunes is Back

    Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful Concert Series featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in December, 2015.

    This will be the 12th instalment of Mooney Tunes, which began in September, 2009. In the intervening period, over the 11 concerts to date, as many as 18,000 people have been entertained, over 170 pieces of music have been featured, all performed by around 50 top-class performers and soloists, backed by the RTE Concert Orchestra.

    Mooney Tunes 12 will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. And for this show, we are encouraging fans to send us their musical suggestions along the theme of, "movies, musicals and magical memories!"

    We have never been short of magical stories from our audience, accompanying their suggestions for pieces to include in the Mooney Tunes programs. Whether it's a song that reminds you of a loved one, a particular soundtrack from your youth, a theme that evokes a particularly strong memory, let us know. And tell us your story!

    For further information, tune into the all-new Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 5.

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

     

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