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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 Wednesday 24 April 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

    Shane Ross, Finian McGrath's 3-event Betting Accumulator (from Monday's programme)  THE 3 EVENTS ARE....

    1) Sunday 5th May 2013 - Kilkenny v Tipperary, hurling league final: Shane is backing Killkenny @ 8/11 Finian is backing Tipperary @ 5/4

    2) 2000 Guineas Finian is backing Dawn Approach @ 11/8 Shane is backing Cristoforo Colombo @ 10/1

    3) British and Irish Lions Tour to be named captain Finian is backing Brian O’Driscoll @ 7/2 Shane is backing Paul O’Connell @ 5/1

    If all three of Finian’s come in, you’ll get €120 back on a fiver bet. If you put €5 on Shane’s three, and they come in, you’ll win approximately €570

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    Scrubs Tweeter

    Zach Braff, who plays JD in Scrubs, the US TV comedy set in the fictional 'Sacred Heart Hospital'. Following an announcement Zach made on twitter, little did he realise that he was opening himself up to a whole new world of Irish Slang! Joining Neil on the line to tell us more is Ciara Featherston.

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    Singing with the three Sopranos

    As the John Murray Show has joined forces with the RTE Symphony Orchestra & the three wonderful sopranos, Celine Byrne, Cara O'Sullivan & Regina Nathan, we offered four lucky listeners a chance to sing on stage with the sopranos. Joining Neil are Lori Melia, Sean O'Mara, Padraig Connaughton & Wendy Thibault.

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    Dublin's Spire

    It is over 10 years since Dublin's landscape was changed forever & given a brand new, very shiny & very, very tall Spire! John Murray recently went to the Spire & met with engineer Michael O'Neill along with playwright & director Peter Sheridan.

    Peter Sheridan’s show, Break a Leg, can be seen at Dun Laoghaire’s Pavilion Theatre on Thursday 25th April at 8pm. Tickets from 01 231 2929 or www.paviliontheatre.ie. It then tours to the following venues…

    Saturday 27th April Draíocht, Blanchardstown

    Monday 29th April Bewleys Café Theatre – lunchtime until Friday 24th May

    Saturday 4th May Droichead Arts Centre as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival

    Saturday 11th May Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

    Friday 24th May Tipperary Excel arts centre

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    What's Your Problem - Conundrum follow up - Gentle Parenting

    We received a big reaction to our mother's dilemma played on yeterdays programme, with John Bela Reilly's latest conundrum. Neil reads a few examples of the responses we received from our listeners.

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