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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 Thursday 30 January 2014


    Stuart’s Music Shop

    It will hardly have escaped your notice that country music mega-star Garth Brooks is going to be making a come-back right here in Ireland in two concerts scheduled for Croke Park in July.

    Tickets went on sale this morning Thursday 30th of January, but some ardent fans have started queuing early to avoid disappointment and to be sure to be sure that they manage to secure some of these red-hot tickets.

    The place is Dungannon in County Tyrone and the location is Stuart’s Music Shop, owner Raymond Stuart spoke to Derek.

    If you would like more information about Stuart's shop you can click here.

    Nathan Carter launching his Album at Stewart's shop pictured above.


    Mark Patterson

    As you know we’re broadcasting from Derry today and Derek is joined by Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson who presents The Mark Patterson Show in BBC Radio Foyle.

     Mark Patterson pictured above.



    Total Western Wear - Amanda Mc Donagh

    I’m standing here in the home of Amanda McDonagh and her husband Dermot McGeavy on the Culmore Road in Derry, just a mile from Muff and the Donegal border. Leather, buckles, hats and belts can all be bought on

    Perfect fashionwear for anyone who is planning to go see Garth Brooks this July, you can find more information on Total Western Wear website click here.



    The Henry Girls

    The Henry Girls have come in to say hello  all the way from Inisowen in county Donegal. Sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin spoke to Derek from Derry, you can find more information on their website here.

    The new Album is called “Louder than words”

    If you would like to see The Henry Girls, their up-coming tour dates are listed below;

    Jan 30th Langton House Hotel, John Street, Kilkenny

    Jan 31st Source Arts Centre in Thurles

    Feb 1st Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

    Feb 8th An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny

    Feb 14th Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown

    Feb 15th Riverside Theatre, University of Ulster, Coleraine

    Feb16th Spirit Store , Dundalk

    Feb 24th Mick Murphy’s Ballymore Eustace

    Feb 25th Cunningham's , Kildare

    Feb 28th The Tea Room Sessions Carrick-On-Suir






    Nathan Carter

    Nathan Carter speaks to Derek on the line from Belfast.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Wagon Wheel
      Composer: Dylan / Secor
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Album: Wagon Wheel, Nathan Carter Music, NCMCD02
      Duration: 4:25
    • 16:22
      Title: You've Got A Friend In Me
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Duration: 2:50

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