Mooney Goes Wild

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    Mooney, Monday August 4th 2014

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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!

    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 mooney@rte.ie, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

    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.

    Hedgerows: It is an offence to 'cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions'. For more information, click here.

    UPDATE: February 29th 2016 - Press Release From BirdWatch Ireland:

    Putting the record straight: Dates for burning and hedge-cutting have NOT changed

    BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland’s largest conservation charity, is very concerned about misinformation that is currently circulating regarding the dates within which the burning of vegetation and cutting of hedges is permitted.  It would like to remind landowners that all burning and cutting must cease on 29th February this year and that burning and cutting remains prohibited from 1st March to 31st August.

    Despite attempts by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D., to change the laws regulating these dates by introducing the Heritage Bill 2016 earlier this year, it is important to note that the proposed date changes were ultimately NOT made.  This is because the bill failed to pass through both houses of the Oireachtas before the recent dissolution of the Dáil in advance of the general election.

    The laws in place governing the dates for hedge-cutting and upland burning therefore remain unchanged. The period within which cutting and burning is prohibited are set down in Section 40 of the Wildlife Act 1976 (as amended in 2000), which states that:

    (a) It shall be an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy, during the period beginning on the 1st day of March and ending on the 31st day of August in any year, any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated.
    (b) It shall be an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing in any hedge or ditch during the period mentioned in paragraph (a) of this subsection (above).

    The existing law provides exemptions for road safety and other circumstances and should be read carefully to ensure compliance.

    Section 40 of the Wildlife Act exists to protect nesting birds. Many of our upland bird species are in decline and are in danger of extinction in Ireland; amongst them is the Curlew, which has declined by 80%. Many birds which nest in hedgerows into August are also in serious decline, including the endangered Yellowhammer. The changes to the cutting and burning dates which had been proposed in the now-defunct Heritage Bill 2016 would have caused serious impacts to these birds. A petition launched by BirdWatch Ireland in conjunction with several other national conservation organisations to stop these changes attracted more than 16,200 signatures and rising.

    BirdWatch Ireland would also like to advise members of the public that if they see hedges being cut or fires in the uplands on or after 1st March, such activity could be illegal.  In such cases, we would encourage people to contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service (www.npws.ie) to report such activity.

    BirdWatch Ireland warmly welcomes the demise of the Heritage Bill 2016 and sincerely hopes that any future administration will consider the importance of Ireland’s natural heritage and will not attempt to reintroduce such a flawed and damaging piece of legislation.

    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

    If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Prelude To Carmen
      Composer: Bizet
      Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra
      Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 2:17
    • Title: The Last Great Love Song
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Finbar Furey + Rté Concert Orchestra
      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
      Performer(s): Mairead Buicke & Rté Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 5:04
    • Title: Wind Beneath My Wings
      Composer: Harry Henley/Jeff Silbar
      Performer(s): Clare Teal & Rté Concert Orchestra
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      Performer(s): The Celtic Tenors & Rté Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 4:10
    • Title: Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana
      Composer: Mascagni
      Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra
      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
      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
      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
      Performer(s): Celine Byrne, Mairead Buicke & Rté Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 3:51

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