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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 Tuesday 26 March 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

     

    NB - Dodder Day is rescheduled to Saturday April 6th - For details go to Programme Archive to the right of this homepage & click on 12th March 2013.

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    Inisfree & Barry Edgar Pilcher

    In January we spoke to Barry Edgar Pilcher, the sole occupant of the island of Inisfree, off Donegal, when he revealed he was finally leaving the island after 20 years. Barry returned to the UK, here he joins John on the line with an update how he is getting on. Barry's wife Eve also joins John on the line.

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    Music & chat with Lumiere in studio

    Listeners to our Christmas CD will be acquainted with the following duo, all the way from West Kerry are Lumiere, also known as Pauline Scanlon & Ellis Kennedy, accompanied in studio by Donogh Hennessy on guitar.

    *****Luminere are playing in Celtic Note today at lunchtime & in Bewleys tonight at 8pm, before travelling on to Newbridge, Galway & Belfast. Their album My Dearest Dear is on sale now - for further details go to www.lumieremusic.net

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    Carmen Cullen (niece of singer Delia Murphy)

    On the programme last week we heard from Jacqueline Nolan who found out three years ago, that her mother had had a son before she was married. Jacqueline was eventually reunited with her half-brother & following this interview there was a great response from our listeners, including John's next guest in studio, Carmen Cullen.

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