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       Mooney Tunes returns!        

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

    This will be the 12th instalment 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 RTE Concert Orchestra.

    A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais 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 Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 5 on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney Monday 10 February 2014

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    Mooney presented by Brenda Donohue

    Brenda meets the savvy women behind Ireland's brightest wedding website,  http://onefabday.com/

    Our Mooney's Monday quiz will have a special theme of LOVE!

    And, we look back at Sunday's massive open audition for Ireland's latest boy/girl pop band.

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    OneFabDay.com - Wedding Website

    Well, ‘tis the season as they say – to plan a wedding!

    Hotels up and down the country are hosting wedding fairs at the minute - and they’re trying to entice brides-and-grooms-to-be with the quirkiest, most elegant or best-value deals around. Most summer brides will buy their wedding dress around now… and the start of the New Year sees engaged couples ramp up their efforts to tick everything off the list before the Big Day.

    Naoise McNally is the Managing Editor of OneFabDay.com, a wedding website that has gone from being a hobby into a full-time business, employing eight people.

    The website is updated 3 or 4 times a day. It’s like a really professional blog. They feature photoshoots of ‘quirky’ weddings from Ireland and around the world which can offer lots of fashion/venue/design tips for brides.

    The second part of the website is their 21 ‘advertising partners’ – they are all listed on the right-hand side of the webpage. They are people like photographers, hairdressers, boutiques, planners, florists, accessory shops etc. OneFabDay won’t just partner up with anybody, the partner must fit the ‘ethos’ of OneFabDay. The partner pays an annual fee to be listed and they can ‘pitch’ to be featured in ‘free’ feature articles on the website. All the editorial content of OneFabDay is original.  Check out http://onefabday.com/

    Also there was mention during the programme of interfaith marriages and second marriages and if you would like more information on ceremonies which are not traditional Church ceremonies, there are 14 One Spirit Interfaith Ministers in Ireland. Many people want more than a civil ceremony but don't want to go down the traditional Religious route.  For more information see http://www.interfaithministers.ie/Irish_Interfaith_Ministers/Welcome.html

     

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    The Nolans

    Long before the Spice Girls, B*Witched and the Sugarbabes, The Nolan Sisters were the biggest girl group in Britain and Ireland.

    The 6 sisters, with roots in Dublin, were one of the first pop acts from Ireland to achieve international success. In fact there was a time, in the Late 70’s and Early 80’s when the Nolan sisters were regular guests on show like Top of The Pos, The Two Ronnies and Morecombe and Wise.

    The Nolans may have come across as 6 squeaky clean, wholesome Catholic girls but that was far from the truth.

    There was a darker side to their story which involved sexual abuse, commercial exploitation and personal tragedy.

    Producer/Director David Blake Knox has made a documentary on The Nolans which airs tonight on RTE1 at 9.35.

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    Barry Wilson - The YouTube Drummer

    We were in County Cork last Thursday, broadcasting from the lovely town of Cobh. And one of our guests was Jim Wilson, who is well known to the Mooney Goes Wild audience.

    Anyway, after the show, Jim went into his "proud daddy" mode, telling us all about his son, Barry. Barry, a drummer put up a video on YouTube which has now received nearly a million hits. The video features Barry playing along to a song called Levels by Avicii. 

    Barry is in our Cork Studio and will demonstrate some of his techniques for us.

    To see the YouTube video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYLi4NaoiDg

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 15:50
      Title: I'M In The Mood For Dancing
      Performer(s): The Nolans
      Performer(s): The Nolans
      Album: The Best of the Nolans
      Duration: 3:30

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