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    Blow the Dust Orchestra

    The Blow the Dust Orchestra, set up to encourage older people who once played instruments to take them out of their cases, dust them off and start again & John is joined in studio by 7 members of The Blow the Dust Orchestra who are here to perform for us this morning ahead of appearing in the National Concert Hall at lunchtime.

    The Blow The Dust orchestra are currently at full capacity but would still like to hear from you. They can either add you to the waiting list or recommend other organisations that run music projects for older people. You can call them on 01 417 0077 or email blowthedust@nch.ie for further information.

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    Music with Mundy

    Irish singer songwriter Mundy celebrates his 40th birthday today & he joins John in studio for a chat & performance.

    www.mundy.ie

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    Music - Moxie

    Moxie are in studio for a chat & performance. There are five of them , Cillian, Jos, Darren, Ted & Paddy, their album is called 'Planted' and their first performance is a song called Leads.

    Thursday 21st May The Sugar Club, Dublin
    Friday 12th June Doolin Folk Festival, Clare
    Sun 26th July Killarney Folkfest, Kerry

    www.moxiemuso.com

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    John Murray Show & Saturday Night Show Song Contest

    A couple of months ago we asked you to send in your music to our emerging Irish music competition & there were hundreds of entries. John Bela Reilly who has been listening assiduously to every one of those entered joins John in studio to reveal the top 20, listed below.

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    JOHN MURRAY SHOW / SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW TOP 20 - 2015

    1. THE TEMPS ‘Feeling Alive'  (DUBLIN) / 2. GIGABYTE ‘Simon Says’ (LAOIS) / 3. GONE ALL YEAR ‘Grey’ (ANTRIM) / 4. HUMMINGBYRD ‘Honeymoon’ (KILDARE) / 5. FINTAN O’BRIEN ‘What are you Waiting For’ (DUBLIN) / 6. GRENADE ‘Soldier On’ (KERRY, CORK) / 7. ZEINAB ELGUZOULI ‘Fire to the Flames' (DUBLIN) / 8. SUN SET SHIPS ‘Song for Brothers' (MONAGHAN) / 9. CHARLEEN MURPHY ‘To You From Me’ (DUBLIN) / 10. MARTYN MULHERE ‘Poised for Flight' (DUBLIN) / 11. THE SHADES ‘I give Up’ (DUBLIN) / 12. IF YOU DISCOVER A FIREJanuary’ (CORK) / 13. CORNER BOY ‘Untie the Noose' (WEXFORD) / 14. MONSTER MONSTER ‘Assassin’ (DUBLIN) / 15. SARAH BUCKLEY ‘Magic Powers’ (CORK) / 16. D.A.N. ‘Visions' (DERRY) / 17. THE ATLANTIC CLUB ‘Love is Here’ (DUBLIN) / 18. DR MINDFLIP ‘Chest Beater’ (KILDARE) / 19. AINE DUFFY ‘Won't Go' (CORK) / 20. THIRD SMOKE ‘Summer Breeze' (LOUTH)

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    Music - Pierce Turner

    Pierce Turner is in studio with John this morning for a performance & chat. He has been described by the Sunday Times as having "finest body of work in contemporary Irish music, bar none".

    A Wexford native, Pierce lives in Manhattan & has returned to Ireland to play four dates this month.

    You can see Pierce perform at the following venues, Seamus Ennis, Naul, May 2nd, Coughlans, Cork City, May 8th, The National Concert Hall, Dublin May 12th & Wexford Arts Centre June 5th.

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    Music from Old Hannah

    In studio with John are a band from Sligo called Old Hannah.  They release their new EP “Iron and Wood” - this Friday night 8th May in the Button Factory in Dublin & The Model Sligo on Saturday 9th May.
    www.oldhannah.com

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    Music with Karen Wyman

    When Karen Wyman made her first tv appearance, she was 16 years old & the show was the Dean Martin Show & the year 1969. In her time she dueted with the likes of Glen Campbell, Tom Jones & the legendary Bobby Darin.

    Karen is in studio for a chat & performance ahead of her gig in Dublin next week.

    www.karenwymanmusic.com

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    The John Lennon Songbook

    Beatle fans can look forward to tomorrow evening in the NCH, when actor Mark McGann will sing in & narrate 'The John Lennon Songbook' with vocalists Claire Martin & Charlie Wood, along with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

    Mark & Claire, accompanied on piano by Brian Connor, are in studio to perform for us this morning.

    National Concert Hall Thusday April 30th @ 8pm - for tickets see

    www.rte.ie.co

     

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    Choir - Songs in the Key of D

    The studio is full to bursting as John is joined by a choir called Songs in the Key of D, a choir that celebrates the music of Dublin. They are also joined by one of the choir directors, Killian Grumley-Traynor.

    The choir was initially set up for the Fringe in 2013 & after many sold out concerts their next step was an album which is due to be released on May 13th, they are also playing in the Nationcal Concert Hall that same date.

    www.songsinthekeyofd.com

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    Tenor Placido Domingo

    A household name Placido Domingo made up a third of the famous Three Tenors, a title given to himself & fellow Spanish tenor, Jose Carreras & Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti a quarter of a century ago.

    Placido is still going strong as he approaches his 75th birthday & he joins John this morning ahead of his Dublin visit.

    Tickets for Placido Domingo @  3Arena in Dublin for 31 May 2015 @ 18:30 go to www.ticketmaster.ie

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