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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full details.  Emerging musicians are invited to send in their music to the John Murray Show by email.The John Murray Show decides on a shortlist of the 20 best acts.A panel of experts will reduce the field from 20 to six.

    These six are all played (pre-recorded) on the John Murray Show in a semi-final on Friday, May 16, where the top three are decided by a panel on that show.

    The final three then play live in Studio 8 in the John Murray Show final on Thursday, May 29.The overall winner plays again on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 31. Please ensure the soloist and/or band members are available for these key dates.

    The John Murray Show Thursday 17 April 2014

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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas
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    Foil Arms & Hog - Comedy Sketches

    Kathryn's first guests this morning are a Dublin comedy trio made up of Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna & Sean Flanagan called 'Foil Arms & Hog'.  They booked out Vicar Street last weekend celebrating their sixth anniversay & are here for performance & chat.

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    Park Bench - Random Questions

    This week John B Reilly takes to St Stephen’s Green where he asks a number of random strangers: “What’s the nicest compliment you’ve ever received?”

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    Joanne Milne & her mother Ann

    Born with the rare condition Usher Syndrome 39 yr old Joanne Milne from Gateshead has been profoundly deaf since birth.   Just last month Joanne heard for the first time & this is how she described it "Hearing things for the first time is so, so emotional, from the ping of a light switch to running water. I can't stop crying."

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    The John Murray Show Underdogs

    We are continuing our nationwide search for this year's Underdogs sports team so we can get behind a struggling but spirited sports club for 2014.  One of the teams has got in touch with us & joining Kathryn on the line is Sean Molloy, Chariman Achill FC.

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    Beard Festival in Corofin

    If you have a beard or a moustache you may be interested in going down to Corofin in County Clare at the beginnng of May for the 'Annual Beard & Moustache' competition, organizer Daragh Quinn joins Kathryn on the line this morning.

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