Mooney, Monday September 16th 2013

***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***

The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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On Mooney today...

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.

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.

€5 Bookstores

€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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