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

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    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. 

    TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

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

    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.   

    The John Murray Show Friday 17 April 2015

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    Gold Fever

    On Thursday 13 March 2008 the price of gold went above a thousand dollars an ounce for the first time in history.  All over the world, at least in countries with gold-bearing soil, people with no experience of prospecting began shopping for shovels and pickaxes, gold pans, tents, generators and all manner of equipment that they had no idea how to use.  And off they went mining. Then in 2011 the price neared two thousand dollars

    English journalist Steve Boggan decided to research gold prospecting at some length by heading to the Sierra Nevada in California and learning how to pan-handle, among other skills... but how much gold did he discover? 

    He talks to John from a London studio about the book he has written about his experiences.  The book is called Gold Fever – One Man’s Adventures on the Trail of the Gold Rush... and it’s published by Oneworld

     

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    Jim Rooney

    Jim Rooney's musical odyssey has seen him cross paths with the likes of Bob Dylan and James Taylor and as a Grammy winning record producer he’s worked with Nanci Griffith and Hal Ketchum to name but two artistes; he’s played with major figures like Don Everly of the Everly Brothers and he’s credited with having been a key link connecting Ireland's folk music scene to Nashville. 

    And you can catch Jim with the Clontarf Cowboy himself – Philip Donnelly - in the Community Centre in Ballinderreen, Co. Galway tonight

    Maths Problem

    A maths problem given to Singapore’s schoolchildren has gone viral globally, after a TV personality posted it to his Facebook page and left grown-ups tearing their hair out.

    Stunned by the difficulty, people set about solving it for themselves - but it's a little trickier than you might expect.

    The problem was actually set for children around 14 years old - and those who are competing in the Singapore and Asian Schools Maths Olympiads, at that........................................

    There are lots of solutions coming in but we particularly like this one sent into us by John Brennan: 

    The first thing to do is make a Diagram

    May

    15th

    16th

    19th

    June

    17th

    18th

     

    July

    14th

    16th

     

    August

    14th

    15th

    17th

    Bernard has been given one of the following dates

    14th ,15th ,16th ,17th ,18th ,19th  

    If Bernard had been given 18th he would immediately have known that the date was June 18th as there is only one 18th The same reason applies to 19th as there is only one 19th  

    We can exclude May and June for this reason.

     

    Albert if he has figured this out now sees the following table.

    July

    14th

    16th

     

    August

    14th

    15th

    17th

    Bernard also sees this table and says he knows the date

    But he would not know the date if he had been given the 14th as it could be 14th July or 14th August. We can eliminate 14th of July and 14th August.

    The Table has now been reduced to

    July

    16th

     

    August

    15th

    17th

     

    Bernard now says he knows the birth date as he has been given the day .

    Albert has to figure out whether 16th July, 15th August or 17th of August is the correct date.

    Then  Albert says he also knows the date (it cannot be August as there are two options) and because he knows the month then July16th   is the only option.

    Cheryl’s Birthday is the 16th July

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