Mooney, Monday August 4th 2014


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 Mooney today...

On Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th, RTÉ Radio 1 listeners will be in for a real treat, as the 10th in the hugely successful series of Mooney Tunes concerts will be broadcast.

Join Derek Mooney, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, leader Bronagh Cahill and conductor Gearoid Grant, and array of Irish and international talent, for a musical spectacular that includes performances from the Celtic Tenors, superstar jazz vocalist Clare Teal, Finbar Furey, sopranos Mairead Buick and Celine Byrne, Jerry Fish, and the Omagh Community Youth Choir.

Celtic Tenors

Clare Teal

Finbar Furey

Mairead Buick

Celine Byrne

Jerry Fish

Omagh Community Youth Choir

Mooney Tunes 10 was recorded on Friday, June 13th 2014, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, and will be broadcast from 3pm until 4:30pm on Monday, August 5th, 2014.

Singles Night Out!

Singles Night Out!

We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.

The finalists, in no particular order, are:

- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover
- Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
- Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley
- Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call
- Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind

The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Prelude To Carmen

Composer: Bizet

Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 2:17


Title: The Last Great Love Song

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Finbar Furey + Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:25


Title: Un Bel Dì From Madame Butterfly

Composer: Puccini

Performer(s): Mairead Buicke & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 5:04


Title: Wind Beneath My Wings


Performer(s): Clare Teal & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:43


Title: O Mio Babbino Caro

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Celine Byrne & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:10


Title: The Flower Duet

Composer: Delibes, Leo

Performer(s): Celine Byrne, Mairead Buicke & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:50


Title: We Shall Overcome

Composer: Horton/hamilton/carawan/seeger

Performer(s): Clare Teal, The Celtic Tenors & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:22


Title: Song Of Bernadette

Composer: Elliot / Warnes / Cohen

Performer(s): Jerry Fish & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:14


Title: O Sole Mio

Composer: Di Capura/Capurro

Performer(s): The Celtic Tenors & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 4:10


Title: Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana

Composer: Mascagni

Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:20


Title: Better

Composer: Baxter/semple

Performer(s): The Celtic Tenors, Omagh Community Youth Choir & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:59


Title: The Way We Were

Composer: A Bergman/m Bergman/m Hamlisch

Performer(s): Clare Teal & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:28


Title: You’Ll Never Walk Alone

Composer: No Details

Performer(s): Celine Byrne, Mairead Buicke & Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:51



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