Mooney, Wednesday August 6th 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 Mooney today...

On Mooney today...

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh discovers the busiest department in St James's Hospital: a unit dealing exclusively with falls and blackouts. We find out about a fascinating new app that allows you to scan a barcode on a headstone to discover all about the individual lying below your feet. And George Hamilton, on things you didn't know about George Hamilton! Multi-linguist, former BBC commentator and orchestral principal cellist! He joins Derek in studio this afternoon...

George Hamilton

George Hamilton

It all seems so long ago now, doesn't it? Spain and England went home early, Brazil suffered their worst ever defeat, but the performances of some of the lesser-celebrated footballing nations delighted all fans of the beautiful game this summer.

For RTÉ, George Hamilton described the moment that the whole of Germany will treasure for a very long time – their footballers lifting the World Cup last month.

George Hamilton

George covers many sporting events for RTÉ, including football and rugby and he can also be heard every Saturday morning on our sister channel, RTÉ Lyric fm, where he presents The Hamilton Scores (www.rte.ie/lyricfm/the-hamilton-scores).

He joins us in studio to chat about life, work, and his memories of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

Germany celebrate winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The football website that George mentions is www.dangerhere.com.

Behind The Scenes At St. James' Hospital

Behind The Scenes At St. James' Hospital

In the second of three reports from St. James' Hospital in Dublin, Bláthnaid ni Chofaigh continues to look around the largest academic hospital in Dublin. Did you know that St. James is one of the oldest - when it opened in 1727, those on the board of the hospital included Arthur Guinness and Dean Swift...

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 mooney@rte.ie, 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

00:00

Title: Ireland's Call

Composer: Coulter, Phil

Performer(s): Claudia Boyle And Rté Concert Orchestra

Duration: 3:44

00:00

Title: Sea Song

Composer: Hannigan, Lisa

Performer(s): Lisa Hannigan (Vocal)

Album: Lisa Hannigan: Sea Sew

Duration: 3:23

00:00

Title: Atlantic Avenue

Composer: No Details

Performer(s): Average White Band

Album: Feel No Fret...And More

Duration: 2:37

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