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    X Factor - Janet Grogan

    Irish artistes have featured large in this year's X-Factor. No fewer than five home-grown solo artistes making it through to the "Boot Camp".

    In studio with John this morning is one of those contestants, Janet Grogan who secured one of Simon’s 6 coveted seats to go through to the “Judges Houses”.   But this was when things started to go horribly wrong when -  in a cruel twist of fate and at the eleventh hour - she was swapped out in favour of a rival contestant.

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    Sinead O'Connor MiPod

    John is joined in studio by singer songwriter Sinead O'Connor, to take part in our mipod series, where a guest selects music taking us through the sound track of her life & times.

    Sinead is performing in the Netherlands, Belgium & US before playing at Vicar Street, December 16th....tickets on sale now www.vicarstreet.ie

     

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    Music & chat with Vance Joy

    Australian born James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, gave up a promising football career in the name of music & he's helping to raise the profile of the humble ukelele with his hit song 'Riptide'.  This morning he joins John for a chat & performance.


    His album is called ‘Dream Your Life Away’.

    his website is www.vancejoy.com

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    Music with The Young Folk

    John is now joined by a young band who have been called 'serious challengers' for the area populated by the likes of Fleet Foxes & Mumford and Sons.

    They are The Young Folk & their new album called 'Little Battle' was released last week. It's available in Tower Records & on iTunes.

    They’re playing the Spirit Store, Dundalk this Friday, September 19th… Soundwaves Festival, Skerries on Saturday, September 27th… & The Botton Factor, Dublin on Friday, October 24.

    www.youngfolk.com

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    Music: Aisling Live in Studio

    On this, her first ever studio album, Hold My Dream, Aisling co-wrote six of the ten tracks and she is deeply flattered by the comparisons of her sound and style to those of the multi-million selling Enya and Clannad. She also sang all the backing vocals which adds to the spirituality, depth and very personal feel of the sound.

    Here she sings Hold My Dream live in studio.

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    Johnny Rayge

    Johnny Rayge recently launched his debut solo album "Vigil".

    The album is being launched alongside a busy summer for Johnny. As well as lots of festival dates including Glastonbury this year and Electric Picnic and Body & Soul for several years now - Johnny has recently been selected to be in the final 33 of the Hot Press "The Big Break" competition. And he is hosting Dublin’s Underground Beat on the Sunday of the Electric Picnic. He has 2 songs for us: Not Without You and his version of John Lennon's "instant Karma"

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    Pat Henry & Sapphire

    Music & chat with Pat Henry on his new film role with Dustin Hoffman & Judi Dench.  Also Pat talks aboutfinding out that he was an adopted child... at the age of 59.

    Pat & Sapphire also perform 'I Know its Rock & Roll' with Norman Telling on vocal & guitar & Alex Clarke on Sax.

    ****Pat & Sapphire will be playing in the Carnegie Court Hotel in Swords on 19th September

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    Frankie Gavin & De Danann

    This Friday the John Murray Show will be at the Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo, broadcasting live from a restaurant A Casa Mia in the Italian quarter of Sligo.

    This morning we are joined by some of the biggests stars of the Fleadh, Frankie Gavin & De Danann from our Galway studio, for a chat & performances.

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    The Gaiety Theatre - Grease Final/Search for Sandy

    The John Murray Show comes live from the Gaiety Theatre this morning for the final in the search for Sandy role in the forthcoming production of Grease in the Gaiety in November.

    Our 3 contestants are Michelle Lehane, Emma Coast & Lauren Nevin, Judges are Tony Finnegan, David Hayes & Susan McFadden. 

    Carl Stallwood will be performing Danny in the upcoming production.

    Also John will chatwith Brian Gilligan who will be playing the drummer in the musical The Commitments.

    www.gaeitytheatre.ie

     

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