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    The John Murray Show Tuesday 7 May 2013


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan


    YouTube Parking Sensation

    A video of an unfortunate woman trying to park her car in a Belfast Street received over 3 million hits on Youtube. For 30 minutes the woman made several attempts to reverse her car in a car parking space & her efforts were captured by students who where watching in a house nearby. One of those students, Ciaran Shannon is on the line to Miriam.


    Suicide Figures

    In April the Killarney Coroner's court heard six inquests in April, five were returned as suicide. Terrance Casey, is coroner for South & East Kerry & joins Miriam on the line this morning.  Also joining Miriam in studio, is mother Geraldine Kennedy, whose only son died from suicide a week after his 30th Birthday.

    For further information on UCD dates go to the National Suicide Charity Console's website

    Helpline Number 1800.201.890


    Young Ballet Dancer

    Miriam's next guest in studio is a young man, who has a very busy summer ahead of him. 13 year old Gearóid Solan is going to the Royal Ballet Summer School for a week & also to the English National Ballet. Gearóid, described as Meath's Billy Elliot, is in studio with his father Ger. Joining us on the line is Gearoid's teacher, Katherine Lewis.

    Gearóid will be dancing in the Civic Theatre in Tallaght with the Irish National Youth Ballet Company this Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Further details

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:37
      Title: Nancy Spain
      Performer(s): Christy Moore
      Performer(s): Christy Moore
      Duration: 3:59
    • 09:37
      Title: The Reel In The Flickering Light
      Performer(s): Christy Moore
      Performer(s): Christy Moore
      Duration: 4:45

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