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    A Murray Christmas 2 CD Launch

    This morning we have a special edition of The John Murray Show, in Eason's in Dundrum Town Centre, launching our 'Murray Christmas 2' CD supporting Aware Depression Support.


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    It features a beautiful array of music and really does capture the spirit of Christmas past and present in Ireland.  It includes some classic favourites like “Stop The Cavalry” by the Riptide Movement, “Happy Christmas War Is Over” by Damien Dempsey, &  “O Holy Night” by Eimear Quinn.

    We also bring you a range of specially written original tracks – covering contemporary, traditional and classical music – and the magic ingredient they all share is the exquisite presence of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    To support the launch of the CD, we have guests Bill O'Herlihy, Dr Claire Hayes, Michael Harding, Cathy Davey, Gavin Murphy, Declan O'Rourke & consultant psychiatrist Dr. Declan Lyons.

    {We’ll be playing a selection from the CD  throughout today’s show & a competition for three pairs of tickets to our Murray Christmas Concert – Dec 17th with a two night stay in a Dublin hotel}

    For tickets to A Murray Christmas 2 in Christchurch on December 17th, buy tickets here


    Soprano Celine Byrne performance

    In studio with John is soprano Celine Byrne who is going to give us a treat with a performance of Un Bel Di Vedremo (One Fine Day) from Madame Butterfly by Puccini.

    The Moscow State Opera proudly presents Madame Butterfly, starring Ireland's International Top Sopreno, Celine Byrne at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2015 - April 22 to 26.


    Music from skiffle band The Craze

    The award winning show One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin yesterday running until Saturday. It features original music from The Craze & they join John in studio for a chat & performance.

    Music & chat with Eoin Glackin

    We last met Eoin Glackin at Sligo Live two years ago & since then Eoin has been busy writing, recording & touring! John is joined by Eoin in studio this morning, accompanied by Aisling Bridgeman on violinto perform Rain Finally Came & The Fishermans Blues.


    Music - Cathryn Green

    John's next musical guest this morning celebrates her recently acquired Irish citizenship with her new EP 'Apple' & she sings a song from it called 'Hello'.  Cathryn Green performs in studio this morning.


    Music & Chat - Nigel Connell

    John's next guest is a Co Meath drummer & singer Nigel Connell who has played support with some of the legendary names on the American music country scene & morel recently Nigel joined Daniel O'Donnells band as his drummer & backing vocalist on a world tour.

    His new CD will be called Washed in the River - to be released next year - 2015.

    Music played 'Washed in the River' with Athboy Gospel Choir with special guest Margot Daly & 'Down By the Mountain' with Nigel's band.


    Music 'De Temps Antan' from Quebec

    Early settlers in Canada developed their own distinct musical style & in contemporary music you can hear a unique mix of Traditional, Celtic, Jazz & Classical music. In studio this morning are De Temps Antan, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet & Pierre-Luc Dupuis, a Quebecois trio currently performing in Ireland.

    Music with Millie & the Illywhackers

    We're fast-approaching the most bewitching time of year & we thought we're give you an entrée of all-things-eerie with a little spooky music. Minnie and the Illywhackers will perform a Transylvanian-themed concert especially for children & families in The Ark in Dublin's Temple Bar on Bank Holiday Monday & they join John in studio this morning.

    Music with Wyvern Lingo

    "Lush harmonies" "striking melodic pop" & "perfect synchronicity" are some of the ways our next musical band have been described. So it is little surprise that they have racked up credits with big selling acts like Hozier & others. They are Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry . Together they are Wyvern Lingo.

    The Widow Knows ep3 is available to download from iTunes & from


    Music with Luan Parle

    Live music today comes from a singer songwriter who recorded her first album in 1993 at the tender age of 12 following an appearance on the Late Late Toy Show & went on to become a household name & Meteor Award Winner. Luan Parle joins Oliver in studio this morning & sings her latest single 'When My Day is Done'.

    You can see Luan tonight in Whelans, Dublin

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