This morning we remember the music & songs of WW1 that defined that period, with the help of the RTE Concert Orchestra & special guests, historian Brendan MacQuaile, male choir The Brook Singers, RTE commentator Michael Corcoran on the Irish rugby connection & Sabina Purcell who has embarked on an ambitious project called the World War 1 Veterans Project, www.worldwar1veterans.com - remembering every single Irish survivor of the great war. www.greatwarroadshow.ie
Last month (December22) marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Michael Corcoran. Michael Corcoran was a Sligo man who lived the last 14 years of his life in America. During that time he would led the 69th and then his own regiment into battle in the American civil War. But he is perhaps best known for a stance he took in New York during the visit of a teenage prince. Orla Rapple found out more about Brigadier General Michael Corcoran. Orla Rapple's report on the life of Michael Corcoran was part of her series Irish Fighter’s, American War which was ...
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.
Since Monday we have teamed up with AIG - the official insurance partner of the All Blacks. We began on Monday with a €200 daily prize until today & tomorrow the four daily winners will compete to win a priceless "All Blacks experience" for two people from AIG. In studio with John is Michael Corcoran will be the judge of our listeners today as they do their own 'rugby commentary'. On the line are Jerry Kelleher, James Buckley & Orla Gallagher.