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    “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.   

    The John Murray Show Thursday 26 March 2015


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle presented by Brendan O'Connor (standing in for John Murray).


    Mezzo soprano Tara Erraught, sopranos Celine Byrne & Ailish Tynan

    Brendan is joined by Mezzo soprano Tara Erraught, sopranos Celine Byrne & Ailish Tynan who have been impressing audiences abroad with their performances. They have joined forces & tomorrow night they're will be performing the final trio from Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss, in the National Concert Hall. Tara will also sing the aria 'Non più mesta' from Rossini's Cenerentola.


    Author Steve Cavanagh

    Eddie Flynn is a lawyer, a husband, a father & also a con artist and liar and a drunk. Eddie is the hero of "The Defence", a legal thriller & the debut novel from Irish solicitor turned crime writer, Steve Cavanagh who took some time away from the writing to talk to Brendan this morning.


    The Voice of Ireland - coach Úna Foden

    'The Saturdays' singer & coach on the The Voice of Ireland, Úna Foden (Healy) joins Brendan on the line to talk about what it feels like to be back home in Thurles.

    The Voice of Ireland is on RTÉ One, Sunday, 6.30pm 


    Polska Éire Festival - Joanna Siewierska

    Brendan's next guest arrived in Ireland from Poland at the age of 7 without a word of English. Eleven years on, she's just about to sit her Leaving Cert & in her spare time help organise this week's Polska Eire festival! Joanna Siewierska took some time off school for a quick chat with Brendan.


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