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    The High Kings - Performances & chat

    Joining John in studio this morning we will have great music & a chat with the High Kings. Their latest album is Friends for Life & having recently made a trip to New York, they are hoping to bring their music to global audiences.

    www.thehighkings.com for information on their tour dates 

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    3 Sopranos- Gala Performance - Claudia Boyle

    This morning The John Murray Show is delighted to announce that our now annual 3 Sopranos Christmas Gala concert will which takes place at National Concert Hall with RTE National Symphony OrchestraClaudia Boyle who replaces Celine Byrne (who has a prior engagement on that evening) December 19th. Claudia will be joining Regina Nathan & Cara O'Sullivan & Claudia is in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

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    Guinness Book of Records - All Singers - listen Up!

    If you fancy yourself as a singer, you are being called to Croke Park for a special night next month, where an attempt will be made to break a Guinness World Record. In studio with John is business & entrepreneur Richard Mulcahy the man behind the big event 'Stars, Choirs & Carols'.  Also in studio are  'The Line Up' choir accompanied on piano by Carl Banks & musicial director Roisin Savage.

    Stars, Choirs & Carols will see over 500 choirs gather together @ Croke Park, in aid of Cliona's Foundation & The Sanctuary, on Thursday 19th December 2013.

    www.starschoirsandcarols.ie  for further information

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    Music Collaboration

    This morning we hear about a very unlikely music collaboration, between former X Factor winner Shayne Ward & Irish country singers Foster & Allen.  Shayne says he's always been a fan of country music & his dreams have come true, having recorded two songs  The Galway Girl & One Little Christmas Tree with the country duo.  John is joined by Foster & Allen along with Shayne Ward. 

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    Paul Potts - Tenor

    John's next guest is Paul Potts, the mobile phone shop worker from Port Talbot in Wales had a life changing moment when his rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' propelled him to victory on the X Factor Show six years ago. Now a film about his life has hit the cinemas, his autobioghraphy will soon be published & an album released.

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    Mundy & Roisin O - chat & music

    Mundy and Roisin O are two of Ireland's best-loved musicians & are in studio for a chat & performance. They've given their support to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre by collaborating on a new single called 'Turn Off The Silence' to help generate funds for the charity.

    First they’re going to do a duet of a Pixies song, (in honour of John's return), called 'Here Comes Your Man'.

    The new single “Turn Off The Silence” will be available on iTunes this Friday, November 8, but as all monies go to counselling, you can make any donation today on Dublin Rape Crisis Centre website - www.drcc.ie  

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    Jaime Nanci Barron & The Blue Boys

    Joining Miriam in studio for chat & performance are Jaime Nanci Barron & the Blue Boys. With such an extraordinary sound & we think the musicians will forgive us if I say that a lot of that comes from the vocals, Jaime Nanci Barron joins Miriam for two performances & chat!

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    American Singer Songwriter Dolly Rebecca Parton

    This woman has had an extraordinary career: seven Grammies, two Oscar nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards and sales of more than 100 million records. The list goes on & on & it is not over yet! American country singer Dolly Parton joins Miriam this morning ahead of her 2014 tour in Ireland.

    Dolly Parton 'Blue Smoke World Tour' www.aikenpromotions.com

    June 10 2014 - Belfast, Odyssey Arean

    June 11 2014 - Dublin at the O2

    June 12 2014 - Cork live at the Marquee

    Tickets on sale Friday November 1st at 9.00am www.ticketmaster.ie & all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

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    Singer Songwriter David Essex

    He is a singer, songwriter, actor & a sex symbol, he is of course David Essex & he joins me this morning for a chat, about his life, music & acting career. But first we have to start with asking him about his Irish roots.

    David's new album is called Reflection.

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    MyPod series with Steve Coogan

    Recently we spoke to BBC Journalist, Martin Sixsmith, recuited by the family of Irish woman, Philomena Lee, to find her long lost son, brought to life in a new film where Philomena is played by Judi Dench & Martin by actor Steve Coogan, who is here to do our MyPod series with Miriam this morning.

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