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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 10 June 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

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    Graham Norton

    He arrived in Cork on Friday to receive an honorary doctorate. He is one of our most successful exports & presents Britain's most popular TV chat show. Miriam travelled to Cork to meet Graham & found out he really was chuffed that his alma mater was honouring him in this way.

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    Sporanos Summer Tour

    Last week Celine Byrne, Cara O’Sullivan & Regina Nathan joined forces with the RTE NSO &  The John Murray Show to perform concerts in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford.  We heard from two brave men – Padraig Connaughton & Sean O’Mahony – listeners to the programme who sang on stage with the Symphony Orchestra in Galway and Limerick.


    Today, we hear from the women, in Cork on Friday night Lorraine Melia was getting ready for her big solo as Kathryn Thomas presented the concert & on Saturday night, with  the Three Sopranos, our final listener was Wendy Thibault from Wicklow and here she is speaking to the presenter of Saturday night’s concert in Waterford, Shay Byrne.

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    Bridget Jones

    With a new Bridget Jones film on release later in the year, we ask if Bridget Jones has been a 'game changer' for modern women or are Irish Bridgets still stigmatised by being neither partnered nor parents?. Dr. Niamh Hourigan, Snr Lecturer at University College Cork joins Miriam this morning.

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