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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 Monday 18 February 2013

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

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    Coastguard & Collie named Hector & CPR

    It was just a typical morning for Colette Connolly as she set off with her two dogs, Hector & Libby, for their usual bright & early walk along the South Beach at Rush in North County Dublin, but it was to be anything but an ordinary morning for them all! Collette Connolly owner of Hector & Gary Creighton, coastguard joins John on the line.

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    Music & chat with Tim Edey & Brendan Power

    Tim Edey and Brendan Power have played with some of the world's great musicians & composers - from Kate Bush, Sting, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, John Williams, The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and others. They won the BBC Radio 2 Best Duo award for their 'Wriggle and Writhe' album last year & both are in studio with John this morning.

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    Life on the Inside - RTE One tonight 9.30pm

    Tonight on RTE One television, a new two part documentary will go behind the walls of two of the country's prisons, Wheatfield & Shelton Abbey. It's the first time ever the Irish Prison Service has agreed to such extensive access which explores the reality of life on the inside. John is joined now by director Traolach O'Buachalla.

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    Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood, the last weigh in

    Kathryn Thomas is in the Rua Red Center in Tallaght for the final live weight-in of Operation Transformation in association with Safefood. On the scales this morning are leaders, Deirdre Hosford & Charlotte O'Connell, with our expert panel on hand, Dr. Eddie Murphy, Dr. Eva Orsmond & Karl Henry.

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