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    Mooney Thursday 9 January 2014

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    It was the biggest selling musical instrument at Xmas – we find out why the Ukulele has come back into fashion and we ask if sugar is the new tobacco. Brenda Donohoe meets Ireland's Tallest man all on Mooney with Shay Byrne.

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    Ukulele Comeback

    We’ve been hearing anecdotally for a while that the ukulele is making a comeback but we wanted to be sure. So today we have the 4-piece ‘Ukeristic Congress’ here in studio to talk about and play ukuleles.

    We also sent The Mooney Show’s Katriona McFadden to music shop McCullough Piggott in Dublin City Centre to see if the ukulele really is growing in popularity, Katriona met sales assistant Jamie Clark.

    Well we have Keith White, Andrew Robinson, Shay Bagnall and James Quah here in studio AKA The ‘Ukeristic Congress’.

     

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    Ireland's Tallest Man

    Shaun Abbitt is the tallest man in Ireland measuring in at 7 foot 3 inches and takes a shoe size of 22. Shaun is now confined to a bed with a condition called Gigantism. This morning Brenda visited him and his wife Jackie.

    If you would like more information you can log onto the Tall Persons Club here.

    Shaun here pictured with his wife Jackie pictured below.

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    Sugar Worst Than Tobacco?

    Richelle Flanagan, dietician and president of the INDI joins Shay live in studio about the new campaign 'Action on Sugar'. A worldwide campaign that feels sugar is the new tobacco, sweet stuff is far more likely to be linked with obesity, diabetes and a host of other ailments.

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: When I'M Cleaning Windows
      Performer(s): Formby/Gifford/Cliffe
      Performer(s): Formby/Gifford/Cliffe
      Duration: 0:03:06

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