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    The John Murray Show Friday 23 November 2012


    The John Murray Show

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


    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.


    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


    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 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.


    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

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Most Beautiful People Are Broken
      Performer(s): Maria Doyle Kennedy
      Performer(s): Maria Doyle Kennedy
      Album: Sing
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: The Silence
      Performer(s): Maria Doyle Kennedy
      Performer(s): Maria Doyle Kennedy
      Duration: 3:45

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