Mooney Thursday 9 January 2014

***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 Today's Show

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.

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’.

 

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.

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.

 

Music Played on the Show

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Title: When I'M Cleaning Windows

Performer(s): Formby/Gifford/Cliffe

Duration: 3:06

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