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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 12, on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney, Monday September 16th 2013

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    On Mooney today...

    Crystal Swing tell us why Midleton will come to a standstill later this month, and we find out how bookshops can sell books for a fiver!

    RTÉ Big Music Week - Train Competition

    RTÉ’s Big Music Week starts on Monday, September 30th, and this year we have a train! The train will travel across the country and will be packed with musicians, comedians and entertainers.

    Members of the public will be invited on to the train at different stages and will be entertained at station session and events when the train stops.

    So to celebrate, we have a one-day only competition!

    Watch this video closely (as often as you like!) and tell us in which carriages (1, 2 or 3) you will find each of the following radio personalities:

    a) Derek Mooney
    b) Joe Duffy
    c) Ryan Tubridy 

    If you think you know the answer, then e-mail mooney@rte.ie with your answers, plus your name, address and a contact number.  The competition will close at 4pm today, Monday, September 16th.

    And for one lucky winner, we'll have a pair of tickets to Mooney Tunes 9 in December plus an overnight stay at the Morgan Hotel in Dublin!

    The RTÉ Big Music Week till take place from Monday, September 30th 2013 until to Sunday, October 6th 2013 - this will be the 4th annual Music Week.

    RTÉ will broadcast content across the week on radio, TV, online and mobile - for more, check out www.rte.ie/bigmusicweek.

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    Crystal Swing

    Rock'n'Roll was never meant to be this much fun!  Ireland's favourite musical trio, Crystal Swing, are back recording, with a new single (a cover of the classic Happy Days) as well as having performed a string of concerts around Ireland and further afield!

    As old friends of the programme, we're delighted that Derek Burke, his sister Dervla and mother Mary - aka Crystal Swing - are back in studio this afternoon to perform Happy Days, and to have a chat with Derek!

    To watch the music video for Happy Days, click here: 

    For more on Crystal Swing, visit www.crystalswing.com.

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    €5 Bookstores

    Since the recession has started, more and more people have gone back to reading books. Libraries have noticed an increase in membership, but a number of small Discount Bookstores have also sprung up around the country, selling books at a fraction of the cover price.

    How can these shops manage to sell books at less than half the normal price? Our reporter, Terry Flanagan, headed into Merrion Row where he met up with Paddy West of the Dublin Discount Bookstore...

    Paddy West of the Dublin Discount Bookstore

    The Dublin Discount Bookstore

    The Dublin Discount Bookstore

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    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

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