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    Castlepalooza Competition

    This morning we play another entry to our competition, to appear on our Castlepalooza stage at the Castlepalooza Festival which takes place this August Bank Holiday weekend. This is entry number five & it  is Yvonne Bolton (concertina & fiddle) with Alan Jordan (guitar, vocals, low whistle) with 'The Cellar'

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    Duckworth Lewis Method

    Last week we had Neil Hannon & Thomas Walsh here in studio, otherwise known as the Duckworth Lewis Method who sang live in studio. Here we have another song we recorded with them called Third Man from their latest album 'Sticky Wickets'.

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    Music with Bellx1

    This morning Miriam is joined by Bellx1 who are one of our best known rock bands.  They’ve just released a new album – Chop Chop & in studio with Miriam are Paul Noonan & Dave Geraghty.

    www.bellx1.com  Upcoming gigs Marquee in Cork 4th July & Iveagh Gardens in Dublin 13th July.

    You'll notice Pop Up locations by the Chop Chop sandwich boards displayed outside - anyone who purchases the album from these locations will receive a free voucher to see the band play a few songs from the record acoustically at the venues and times listed below.
    Pop-Up Shops & acoustic performances
    July 1 - Mon in Wexford- The Sky & The Ground @ 7pm
    July 5 - Fri in Cork – Debarras, Clonakilty @ 1pm & later @ 7pm in Galway's Roisin Dubh
    July 9 - Tues in Dundalk - Spirit Store @ 1pm & @ 7pm in Belfast - Oh Yeah @ 7pm
    July 10 - Wed in Ballybofey - Balor Theatre @ 1pm & @ 7.30pm in Derry - Cool Discs
    July 11 - Thurs in Kilenny - Rollercoaster / The Set @ 1pm & later @ 7pm in Limerick - Dolans

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    Music & chat with Moya

    This morning we have music from a band who will be playing support to Rod Stewart in the RDS tomorrow night, called Moya. Moya joins Miriam for a chat & performance. Their album is called 'Lost & Found' available now on CD & download.


    You can find out all about her on www.moyamusic.com

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    Castlepalooza Competition - Song no 4

    Over the course of the summer we will be airing the best of your music on the programme & every act aired will play live at our dedicated stage at Castlepalooza Festival this August BH weekend.  This is a song called 'Feels like our Path' from a band based in Howth, Jethro Pickket.

    Keep that music coming in, the deadline is July 1st

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    Duckworth Lewis Method

    One album about cricket is extraordinary but in studio with Miriam is the Duckworth Lewis Method who have proved that it could be done! For a chat & performance from their album 'Sticky Wickets' are Thomas Walsh, (fromerly Pugwash) & Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy).

    Their second album 'Sticky Wickets' is out on Friday.

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    Castlepalooza - Erora by Tig Linn

    As part of our Castlepalooza music competition, we will be airing the best of your entries here on the show & every act aired will play live at our dedicated stage at Castlepalooza this August bank holiday.

    Send a sample track to jmsmusic@rte.ie  Deadline for entries July 1st.

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    Damien Dempsey

    Damien Dempsey is in studio to sing two songs from his platinum selling new album Almighty Love.

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    Castlepalooza Festival - Song number 2

    As part of our Castlepalooza competition, we asked you in send in your music to the show & your replies are streaming in, impressed with the quality, production & diversity. We'll be airing the best of it here on the show & every act aired will play live at our dedicated stage at Castlepalooza on the August bank holiday weekend. This morning we play a song from Floorstaff called The Guest.

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    Sporanos Summer Tour

    Last week Celine Byrne, Cara O’Sullivan & Regina Nathan joined forces with the RTE NSO &  The John Murray Show to perform concerts in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford.  We heard from two brave men – Padraig Connaughton & Sean O’Mahony – listeners to the programme who sang on stage with the Symphony Orchestra in Galway and Limerick.


    Today, we hear from the women, in Cork on Friday night Lorraine Melia was getting ready for her big solo as Kathryn Thomas presented the concert & on Saturday night, with  the Three Sopranos, our final listener was Wendy Thibault from Wicklow and here she is speaking to the presenter of Saturday night’s concert in Waterford, Shay Byrne.

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