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    The John Murray Show Monday 25 May 2015


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle.


    Wedding Proposals

    The much-debated marriage referendum was overwhelmingly endorsed over the weekend, the nation's voters saying 'Yes' to extending the institution to all, irrespective of sexual orientation.

    Many are now planning wedding ceremonies & joining John in studio this morning are Anthony Kinahan & Barry Gardiner.

    On the line John is also joined by Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland.


    Music with Breaking Trad

    The cleverly named Breaking Trad are made up of Dónal Murphy from Abbeyfeale in West Limerick on accordion, Niall Murphy from Camlough, south Armagh on fiddle & multi-instrumentalist Mike Galvin from Killarney. They have just released their self-titled debut album & they join John in studio for peformance.


    Steve Tilston

    Steve Tilston is a successful folk singer in the UK & a songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Dolores Keane amongst others.

    Steve tells us about a letter sent to him some years ago from one John Lennon, that he never received. That letter is the inspiration for a new film starring Al Pacino, called Danny Collins.



    author Mary Pat Kelly

    It's not uncommon for Irish Americans to come here to research their family backgrounds, but it's more unusual for that research to inspire novels & TV series. John is joined in studio by Mary Pat Kelly who has written her family into her novel Galway Bay & she's in talks with Jim Sheridan about turning it into a mini series.

    Mary Pat's recent book is called ‘Of Irish Blood’ & it’s published by Forge.  


    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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