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    Castlepalooza Festival

    Castlepalooza festival. Last year was good & your response  phenomenal. This  year is going to be even better. That's right folks, we're inviting you again to send in your song - folk, techno, death metal, rock, and every other genre from Art Punk to Zulu Pop. In studio this morning with Miriam are two members of a band 'Fight Like Apes', Jamie Fox & Maykay, who will be headlining in the Festival in August.


    Steve Lillywhite

    Steve Lillywhite is the producer behind hit records by U2, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, The Pogues, Dave Matthews Band, 30 seconds to Mars & many, many more. He will be looking for the next big star with a global hit on a new TV Talent show, aptly named The Hit. Steve joins Miriam from Los Angeles.

    The details on how to apply for the songwriters competition can be found on the RTE webpage below, closing date is May 24th. or email


    American R&B singer Alicia Keys

    Recently Miriam got the opportunity to speak to American R&B singer, songwriter & actress, Alicia Keys by phone in New York. Alicia will be in Dublin in the O2 May 22nd 2013. 


    Music & chat with The Whileaways

    Also in studio this morning are three Galway-based singers & musicians who have formed a new group together called The Whileaways. Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy & Nicola Joyce perform for us this morning.


    The Great Gatsby & The Cotton Club Quartet

    With the release of the new Great Gatsby film next week, Miriam is joined in studio with author Cathy Kelly & The Cotton Club Quartet.  The Great Gatsby fever is heading our way & author Cathy will be giving us a Bluffer’s Guide to The Great Gatsby, while we have a little of the 1920s music from The Cotton Club Quartet


    Lana Gibson & Band

    Lana Gibson is from Ballyduff Upper, Waterford & is in studio with Neil this morning with her band, for a chat & a couple of performaces of her country & western songs.


    Sing with the Sopranos as part of the John Murray Show Show Summer Tour

    Earlier this week our four finalists gathered the the NCH to meet the three sopranos & the orchestra. Soprano Celine Byrne metored garage service manager, Padraig Connaughton from Galway, Regina Nathan offered her advice to Garda Sean O'Mahony, originally from Limerich but now living in Athy. Cara O'Sullivan mentored both Lorraine Melia, Castleknock, Dublin & Wendy Thibault from Wicklow. To bring the day to a close, all seven singers took to the stage to sing O Sole Mio for the very first time along with RTE Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Finucane.


    Vinyl is King

    This morning you can forget your iPods & CDs, for one hour only, the record is King! In studio with Shay this morning are Pat Moore, Ian Hester, Jacqui Carroll, 2xm DJ, Tony Dunne & Linda O'Sullivan.

    But first on the line we have Kevin Barry, a big fan of the Smiths!




    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  for further information. The Closing Date is Monday 15th @

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