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    The John Murray Show Friday 14 June 2013


    The John Murray Show

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

    Following the big response to our text poll yesterday about what name to give Dublin'ns new bridge, with Rosie Hackett topping our poll, although Rosie is not well known as SOME of the names on the shortlist.  Rosie was a trade unionist & 1916 veteran & before Miriam speaks to her first guest this morning we play a recording of Rosie Hackett from our RTE Archives, speaking to Donncha O Dualing about the printing of the 1916 Proclaimation.


    Rosie Hackett clip for RTE Archives & Miriam's first guest in studio Paolo Tullio, restuarant critic & columnist

    Following the recording of  trade unionist Rosie Hackett from the RTE Archives, Miriam next guest is from The Restaurant & his well known for review columns in the Irish Independent, but may not be known as an author. Paolo Tullio's new book 'Longing & Belonging' is set in Italy in the 1930s & he joins Miriam in studio to talk about his life & his latest book.

    To purchase Paolo's book (which is not in Bookstores) & click on the Books Tab & will come up on list. 


    Balladeer Jimmy Crowley

    Since his 1977 debut album, The Boys of Fairhill, Cork singer/songwriter Jimmy Crowley has rarely been far from the national stage & he joins Miriam in studio for a chat & performance.  Cork man Jimmy sings the Boys of Fairhill & the Laughling Laptop.


    Photographer Jeff Widener

    The striking image of the photograph of a woman in a red dress being pepper-sprayed by riot police in Istanbul has become a defining symbol of the recent Turkist protests. This striking image reminds us of the importance of photographs during times of trouble. Miriam is now joined by Jeff Widener, in Hamburg.   Jeff is the man who arguably took one of the most iconic photographs of all time. The image of a lone young man standing in front of a column of army tanks, in the aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, an image that become known simply as 'The Tank Man'.

    “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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