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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 Thursday 7 February 2013

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

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    Germans & Ireland

    In studio with John this morning is Jurgen Barkhoff, Professor of German at Trinity College Dublin & Dir of the Trinity Long Room Hub (Arts and Humanities Research Institute). Jurgen came to Ireland in early 1980's & ended up settling in Ireland. First on the line to John we have Rebecca Mattes from Stuttgart, who is spending time in Ireland.

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    Music & chat from Mary & Kathleen Keenan

    Talented traveller sisters Mary & Kathleen Keenan are Clare & they joins us from our Limerick studio for a chat & performance. Mary won her first singing competition aged just 7-years-old. They have since shared the stage with some great acts including The Hothouse Flowers, Finbar Furey & Glen Hansard.

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    Joan O'Mahony on Childlessness Research

    You may remember that some weeks ago we spoke to married couple Vivienne & Derek Murphy, along with author Sheila O'Flanagan, all of whom talked openly about their decisions not to have children. It got a great response from around the country, including my next guest Joan O'Mahony who joins us now from Radio Kerry.

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