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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 2 May 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

    This week on the John Murray Show - we are celebrating the arrival of Sky Unlimited Broadband to Ireland by giving away bundles of prizes every single day on the show. Sky Broadband offers no download limits so you can upload, download & stream as much as you want & to celebrate its arrival to Ireland Sky have given us some great prizes to give-away on our new competition this week – called 'The Best Guess' Quiz on the John Murray Show.

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    Laughter is the Best Medicine

    This Sunday the Galway Harbour Hotel hosts Ireland's first Laughter Championship, in aid of Jigsaw. The charity event coincides with next month's Well Being in Ireland Conference which also takes place in Galway. Joining Neil on the line is Siobhan Kavanagh, PHd student at NUI Galway's School of Psychology, who is also a member of the Irish Laughter Yoga Association.

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    Whats Your Problem? - Boyfriend Conundrum

    We bring you another Conundrum this week, as our own John Bela Reilly spoke to a father who is wondering how involved he should get in his 14 year old daughter's relationship with a boyfriend. We invite our listeners to offer their advice to the father with this dilemma.

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    Heart Disease

    The Irish Heart Foundation's Happy Heart Appeal takes place during the month of May. Joining Neil in studio is Michael McGinley, who loves golf, never drank or smoked, yet two years ago found himself having to undergo life-saving surgery. Michael, father of golfer Paul McGinley, tells us what happened two years ago, while golfing in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

    Next week there will be volunteers all over the country selling happy heart badges & the money raised goes to support patient services including the National Heart & Stroke Helpline 1890.432.787

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    Sing with the Sopranos as part of the John Murray Show Show Summer Tour

    Earlier this week our four finalists gathered the the NCH to meet the three sopranos & the orchestra. Soprano Celine Byrne metored garage service manager, Padraig Connaughton from Galway, Regina Nathan offered her advice to Garda Sean O'Mahony, originally from Limerich but now living in Athy. Cara O'Sullivan mentored both Lorraine Melia, Castleknock, Dublin & Wendy Thibault from Wicklow. To bring the day to a close, all seven singers took to the stage to sing O Sole Mio for the very first time along with RTE Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Finucane.

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    Sky Promotion Best Guess Quiz

    This week on the show - we've celebrating the arrival of Sky Unlimited Broadband to Ireland by giving away bundles of prizes every single day on the show. Sky Broadband offers no download limits so you can upload, download & stream as much as you want & to celebrate its arrival to Ireland Sky have given us some great prizes to give-away on our new competition this week – called 'The Best Guess' Quiz on the John Murray Show.

    On the line this morning are our two contestants, Jackie O'Connor, Kerry & Tim Mulcahy, Cork.

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