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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full details.  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 4 March 2013

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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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    Whale Vomit

    Alan Davey is being taught to surf on Lahinch Beach in Co Clare by his friend Brian Miller. They found a ball of ambergris or Whale Vomit which is used by perfume companies to attach scent to the human skin and is potentially very valuable.

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    Comedy Central is Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

    Comedy Cellar at the International Bar in Wicklow Street in Dublin was set up in 1988 by Ardal O'Hanlon, Kevin Gildea, Barry Murphy with Dermot Carmody and there has been a comedy show there every Wednesday since. It became the home of comedy in Ireland. The Cellar went on to discover some of the comedians who are now household names.

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    Invisible Women

    A new play called Payback is currently running in Bewley's in Dublin's Grafton Street. It's about the phenomenon reported by women that when they hit middle age they become invisible to society! John met the writers and actors, Maria McDermottRoe and Marion O’Dwyer, outside Bewleys to put their claims to the test.

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