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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 Thursday 7 March 2013

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    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Neil Delamere

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    Mars v The Moon

    Kevin Nolan from Tallaght IT and a representative of The Planetary Society for Ireland; and Norah Patten, Chair of Space Management & Business Dept in University of Limerick talk to Neil about people visiting the Red Planet.

    Norah, an engineer from Ballina, County Mayo, could become the first Irish person in space. She is a post-doctoral researcher on a European Space Agency project at the University of Limerick and has just entered a competition launched by Buzz Aldrin to win a place on a space shuttle - and the chance to view Earth from 103km above ground.

     

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    The Speech

    Is there a particular iconic speech that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end? This Saturday, three secondary school students will go head to head in a competition delivering their favourite famous speech. The Matheson Junior Debating National Mace – in which over 500 students took part this year – is a competition open to all junior cert students in Irish schools which seeks to identify the country’s very best young debaters. The three finalists in studio to deliver their speech on air are Ross Merriman from St. Mary’s College in Rathmines in Dublin; and Katie Sullivan Smyth and Dennis Gifford from Colaiste na hInse in Bettystown.

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    The Commitments

    The casting director for the musical version of the Commitments, David Grindrod,  which is opening in London later this year joined the show to offer his opinion to three of our listeners who sang live on air to audition for a part.

    If you’re a young male singer who can also play an instrument, or if you are an older musician and can play the trumpet or if you are a young female singer who can sing to at least a top D and wish to audition for a part in the upcoming play, follow the link below for details: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0305/thecommitments.html

    The open auditions are taking place on 10th and 11th March 2013 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Register before 12.00) in the Troubadour Rehearsal Studios, 157 - 159 Charthouse Business Centre, Richmond Road, Dublin 3. N.B. All those auditioning must be available for a one year contract starting in London from August 2013.

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