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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full detailis.  Emerging musicians are invited to send in their music to the John Murray Show by email.The John Murray Show decides on a shortlist of the 20 best acts.A panel of experts will reduce the field from 20 to six.

    These six are all played (pre-recorded) on the John Murray Show in a semi-final on Friday, May 16, where the top three are decided by a panel on that show.

    The final three then play live in Studio 8 in the John Murray Show final on Thursday, May 29.The overall winner plays again on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 31. Please ensure the soloist and/or band members are available for these key dates.

    The John Murray Show Friday 23 November 2012

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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with John Murray

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    Mary O'Rourke winner of Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards the John Murray Listeners Choice

    The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards & the winner of the John Murray Show listeners choice category was Mary O'Rourke with her book 'Just Mary'. John is joined by Mary from Athlone this morning as she tells us of her great surprise in winning.

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    Shakespearan actor Clive Francis

    John is joined in studio by Shakespearean actor, Clive Francis who will dosome readings for us & Clive is touring around Ireland with his acclaimed adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'. For his Irish tour dates go to www.clivefrancisachristmascarol.com

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    Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood reveal of Leader no 5

    This morning it is time for Operatation Transformation selection of the fifth & final leader, in association with Safefood www.rte.ie/ot. as each morning this week Kathryn Thomas has been in a secret location to reveal the following leaders of the 2013 campaign. Leader no 1is Charlotte O'Connell from Cavan, Leader no 2 is Deirdre Hosford from Cork, Leaders no 3 is Greg Starr from Tipperary, Leader no 4 is Monica Percy from Carlow & this morning the number 5 leader is Gavin Walker from Kildare.

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    Music & chat with Maria Doyle Kennedy

    Music & chat from actress & singer, Maria Doyle Kennedy accomp by Kieran Kennedy, in studio with John & Maria's album Sing is available in the shops at the moment & you can find out more about her gigs on www.maridk.com

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Most Beautiful People Are Broken
      Performer(s): Maria Doyle Kennedy
      Performer(s):
      Album: Sing , N/A , N/A
      Duration: 0:03:00
    • Title: The Silence
      Performer(s): Maria Doyle Kennedy
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:03:45

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