Mornings With Dave Fanning

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    Mornings with Dave Fanning Search for Ireland’s Most Musical Family

    Brothers, sisters, cousins, in-laws, step fathers, grannies – the show is looking for families that play together to enter the competition. Non family members are permitted – as long as family is at the heart of it – as with The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and The Fureys and Davey Arthur.

    Send us a 4’00 maximum clip performing the song or music of your choice – it does not need to be an original piece of music.

    Upload it to Youtube and email us the link to davefanning@rte.ie.

    You also need to send us a 100 word supporting paragraph telling us your story and why you should be chosen.

    The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday  26th August.

    Our final will be held the first week in September and finalists need to be available then to perform before our judges.

    The judges’ decision is final.

    The prize courtesy of Waltons music is a Kurzweil CUP-2 Upright Digital Piano. For more information visit  www.waltons.ie

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    The John Murray Show

    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.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

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