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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 Monday 27 May 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

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    Surviving and Thriving in your Relationship

    Dr Colm O'Connor, a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with over twenty year's experience, has come to a new understanding of relationship conflict. He is the Clinical Director of the Cork Marriage Counselling Centre and his new book The Courage to Love: Surviving and Thriving in your Relationship takes a wide-angled view of relationship conflict, placing relationships in the context of the full round of human experience and revealing what lies below the surface of everyday tensions.

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    Birdsong................The Play

    Birdsong, the enormously popular novel by Sebastian Faulks, is now a play, which opens in the Gaiety Theatre tomorrow night, 28th May, for a five night run.

    Sebastian joins Miriam on the phone from London to talk about the novel which is now taught at school and university on both English and History courses. It has sold more than two million copies in the United Kingdom and three million worldwide.

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    The Prowlster

    Three sisters from Kildare, Jennie, Sarah and Grace McGinn, have founded an online magazine called "The Prowlster". 

    It's a lifestyle and fashion magazine with a unique buy-it-now button, so if you see a look you like, you can purchase it with one click.  The uniqueness of their site is that you can hover the mouse over the pictures and then an icon pops up which gives you the option of buying what you're looking at. Shopping couldn't be easier.

    For more information check out www.theprowlster.com

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    Best Place to Holiday in Ireland

    Loop Head peninsula in Co Clare has been named the "Best Place to Holiday in Ireland" in an Irish Times competition.  The competition had 1400 entries and Loop Head was the judges' unanimous choice. Ailish Connolly explains.

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