Mooney, Thursday August 14th 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...

Elizabeth Arnett from Irish Water will be in studio to answer your questions about the water charges, and we've another mystery guest in Mooney's shower!

Mooney's Singers In The Shower

The winner of MOONEY's Singing in the Shower competition will get a Voucher from TileStyle worth €2500.

TileStyle is a one stop shop, offering a vast selection of high quality Bathrooms, Tiles, Stone, Wood Flooring and Paint. TileStyle is open 7 days a week and is conveniently located just off the M50 at Exit 10. Their highly trained team is available to offer any advice or assistance you might need. Meet them here or drop into the stunning showroom. To find out more visit

To enter, all you have to do is make an audio recording of yourself singing in the shower. (If you do this during your daily wash you will not waste water).

Send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to Please do not send recordings of original compositions. Click here to read terms and conditions for RTÉ.ie and click here to read competition terms and conditions.

Entry to the competition confirms your acceptance of these terms and conditions. 

The prize for Ireland's Best Singer in the Shower, as decided by our panel of judges, will be announced on Mooney. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please note that if you submit a recording, RTÉ reserve the right to use this material as it sees fit in accordance with the terms and conditions for rté.ie. 

Our mystery guest singer in the shower today is soprano Celine Byrne! Celine will being doing a charity gig on September 5th in the Four Seasons. It is for the ISPCC, and is sold out.

On Sunday, September 21st at the NCH, Dr. Veronica Dunne will be awarded the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. It will be presented in tribute to her own extraordinary career, and in recognition of her incredible dedication and commitment to Irish singers. Celine will be singing at this.

And Celine will also present the Celine Byrne Christmas Gala with the Symphony Orchestra. For more information about this, and all Celine's forthcoming performances, visit

Saving Water

Saving Water

Is the death of the rubber duckie nigh? Will the rubber duckie become a relic of a bygone era? Are we all going to stop using our baths once these water charges come in?  Will baths be seen as 'quaint' and 'retro' in 10 years time?

And let’s not stop at baths.  Are we going to stop showering altogether?

Today we're talking Water Charges. To take us through it all, Derek is joined in studio by Elizabeth Arnett, Head of Communications and Corporate Services with Irish Water...

To find out more about how metering will work, click here.

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: Cry Me A River

Composer: Hamilton

Performer(s): Michael Buble

Album: Cry Me A River - Radio Edit(promo)

Duration: 3:40


Title: Siar Go Conamara

Composer: Padraic O Conghaile

Performer(s): Bláthnaid Ni Chofaigh

Duration: 0:03


Title: Die Fledermaus - 'The Laughing Song'

Composer: Johann Strauss II

Performer(s): Niamh Murray

Duration: 0:05


Title: Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Performer(s): Red Hurley

Duration: 3:22


Title: Something's Gotta Hold Of Me

Composer: No Details

Performer(s): Clara Rose Monahan

Duration: 0:06


Title: Singing In The Rain

Composer: Freed

Performer(s): Unknown

Duration: 0:45


Title: Mamma Mia

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Celine Byrne

Duration: 3:44


Title: Happy

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Jenny O'Connor

Duration: 3:40


Title: The Dance

Composer: TONY ARATA

Performer(s): Paul O'Donnell

Duration: 3:51


Title: I Will Always Love You

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Kayleigh Cullinan

Duration: 4:43


Title: Rubber Duckie

Composer: No Details

Performer(s): Ernie

Album: Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites

Duration: 0:39


Title: Funeral March

Composer: N/A

Performer(s): Van Cliburn

Duration: 4:24


Title: Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue

Performer(s): Patricia Sharkey

Duration: 2:43


Title: Summertime

Composer: Gershwin, George\Gershwin, Ira\DuBose, Hayward

Performer(s): Alan Howard

Duration: 4:47


Title: The Boston Burglar

Composer: No Details

Performer(s): Majella Peelo

Duration: 0:35



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