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    The John Murray Show Tuesday 18 June 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    Damien Duff

    Damien joins Miriam in studio for a chat. He speaks about his love for Ireland - he has never bought a house in England and intends to move back here when he retires; he has two children now and he and his wife Elaine intend to send them to school in Ireland.  He comes back to Ireland every summer in the off season

    Damien is an ambassador for Heart Children Ireland. His 2 year old son, Woody, was born with a hole in his heart which was diagnosed before he was born. When he was six months old he had an operation to repair it and has since made a full recovery.

    Damien turned down an offer from England manager Roy Hodgson to receive his 100th Ireland cap in a special presentation before Ireland's recent game at Wembley but bumped into John Delaney in a pub in Heathrow Airport last week and was given the cap there!


    Turning 50

    Weren't our parents older than we are when they were our age? They seemed old.  People dress and look younger now and keep them fit and active so surely we are expecting life to be much more exciting for longer.  Life expectancy is now much longer than it was and most people are expected to live to 85 now.

    Playwright, broadcaster and columnist Fiona Looney and comedian and actor Gary Cooke are both looking forward to arriving at 50.


    Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi

    Many of you will have seen the photographs which appear to show Charles Saatchi’s grabbing his wife Nigella Lawson’s throat.

    He has now said that his actions were the result of a ‘playful tiff’ and that he was holding her by the neck to “emphasise” his point while they were having an intense debate about the children.

    Joining Miriam is writer and columnist Barbara Scully who wrote an interesting article about this in the Irish Examiner.


    Damien Dempsey

    Damien Dempsey is in studio to sing two songs from his platinum selling new album Almighty Love.

    “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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