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    Mooney Tunes Returns!     

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

    This will be the 12th installment 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 RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    ‘A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on Monday, December 7th 2015, at the Bord Gáis 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 The Mooney Show, every Saturday evening from 6pm until 7pm, from Saturday, September 12th on RTÉ Radio 1.

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!


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    Mooney Tuesday 22 October 2013


    DCU Brain Facility

    DCU, the Healthy Living Centre has set up a new clinic called
    Neurofeedback. It is primarily for those suffering from ADHD and it is
    run by a neuroscientist, Dr Michael Keane, who specialises in linking
    brain function to behaviour. It's the only clinic of its kind in Ireland and the results have been very positive so far. Katriona & Derek went along to see what help can be provided. -  01  700 7171


    (Katriona pictured above) 



    Dinosaur Auction

    Well, they say money can buy you anything. It bought Richard Attenborough his dream of Jurassic Park, anyway but if you don't have the billions required to put together your own dinosaur theme park, we might have an alternative for you! How about just buying an original set of dinosaur bones?


    A genuine set of fossilised bones, about 150 million years old. They are fully verified, and together make up skeleton of a massive, 17-metre Diplodocus longus, one of the most iconic dinosaurs ever to walk the earth. The bones will go on sale on Wednesday, November 27, as part of a larger "Evolution Sale", in Billingshurst, West Sussex, in England. The curator of the sale is Errol Fuller and spoke to Derek about the sale.




    Mooney's Quiz

    Katriona Mc Fadden joins Derek for the Mooney's Moveable quiz. Our three contestants were Jackie Costello, Ronan Chevalier & Donal Murphy and our winner was Donal Murphy.


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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Islands In The Stream
      Composer: Gibb/Gibb/Gibb
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton And Kenny Rogers
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton And Kenny Rogers
      Album: Terry Wogan Presents The Collection, Rhino, WMTV159
      Duration: 4:05

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