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    The John Murray Show Three Sopranos Summer Tour

    This morning we bring news of a first ever tour as the show joins forces with the RTE Symphony Orchestra & our three wonderful sopranos, Celine Byrne, Cara O'Sullivan & Regina Nathan will be taking to the road & they join John in studio this morning.

    This summer from Wednesday June 5th to Saturday June 8th, The John Murray Show will be travelling to four venues, Galway, Limerick, Cork & Waterford for an evening of orchestral & operatic favourites.  We want to offer four lucky listeners a chance to join us on stage to sing with the sopranos, one singer with each venue. Email john@rte.ie  for further information. The Closing Date is Monday 15th @ 5.pm.

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    Music & chat with Nina Hynes

    Ten years ago Irish musician Nina Hynes achieved chitical acclaim with her album, Staros. Since then she has emigrated to Berlin but is back this week to perform with Dancing Suns on Sat 13th April at the Peppercanister Church, Dublin 2. Nina is joined by pianist Fabien Leseure, for a performance & chat.

    For any further information please contact info@blockt.ie

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    Singer Songwriter Gabrielle Aplin

    She's a young singer songwriter, with folk music in her heart & commercial success in the palm of her hand. She's had a number one hit with her cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'The Power of Love' & now her much talked about debut album is soon to be released, John's first guest this morning is Gabrielle Aplin.

     

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    Chat & music with Eamon Keane

    It is nearly three years since John's next guest resigned as the anchor of the lunchtime radio show on Newstalk 106. He says he has now returned to his first love, the piano & in studio Eamon Keane joins us for a chat & performance.

    Join Eamon & friends for for an evening of unique piano improvisations and song at the National Concert Hall, Dublin Ireland - John Field Room - on 24 April 2013. Tickets €15. Bookings online at: www.nch.ie or call: T. 01 4170000

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    Claire Martin to sing 'Lady Ella'

    Songs such as The Lady is a Tramp or That Old Black Magic are such classics by Ella Fitzgerald they live on. In studio with John this monring is jazz singer Claire Martin, who is in Dublin to sing 'Lady Ella' at the National Concert Hall with the RTE Concert Orchestra tomorrow night.

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    UK The Voice - Andrea Begley

    Joining John on the line this morning is Andrea Begley, whose rendition of the Sarah McLachlan hit 'Angel' won her praise from the judges on the UK.s The Voice, on Saturday night. Andrea, from Co Tyrone, tells us about her experience.

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    Music & chat with Lumiere in studio

    Listeners to our Christmas CD will be acquainted with the following duo, all the way from West Kerry are Lumiere, also known as Pauline Scanlon & Ellis Kennedy, accompanied in studio by Donogh Hennessy on guitar.

    *****Luminere are playing in Celtic Note today at lunchtime & in Bewleys tonight at 8pm, before travelling on to Newbridge, Galway & Belfast. Their album My Dearest Dear is on sale now - for further details go to www.lumieremusic.net

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    The music of Italian composer Ennio Morricone

    David Brobhy, Conductor with the RTE Concert Orchestra is in studio with John this morning to talk about the wonderful Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures & tv series. Morricone became known worldwide by composing the film scores of Spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone.

    Ennio Morricone is coming to Dublin on July 28th, along with his 97 piece orchestra & 100 strong choir.  Tickets on sale April 3rd at www.ticketmaster.ie

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