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    The John Murray Show Monday 27 May 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    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.


    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.


    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


    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.

    “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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