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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 22 July 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

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

    On today's show Dara O Briain is in Dublin next weekend with his latest show, we have live music from The Pale; the American singer Amanda Palmer chats to Miriam and Joe Brolly, an advocate of opt out organ donation, talks about the proposed legislation to change the law.

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    Dara O Briain

    Dara chats to Miriam about speaking Irish in London, (he has met a taxi driver there who talks to him in Irish); his support for London GAA who played Mayo in the Connacht final on Sunday and his friendship through Twitter with Andy Murray, whose favourite programme is Mock The Week.

    He is in Dublin next weekend for his latest show: CURIOUS STORIES WITH DARA Ó BRIAIN: People tell personal tales of science, serendipity and accidental ideas that changed the world. A collection of the world’s most curious minds (from home & abroad) will assemble in Dublin to join DARA Ó BRIAIN at Smock Alley Theatre for an evening of intriguing tales. Set against the back drop Smock Alley Theatre, one of Europe’s oldest theatres, this once off evening in Dublin, will be sure to inspire, excite and intrigue even the most curious of minds. Saturday July 27th 19.30 Smock Alley Theatre

    More details on http://festivalofcuriosity.ie/

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    Amanda Palmer

    Amanda Palmer, an American feminist singer, recently hit the headlines when the Daily Mail wrote about her breasts. She performed in Glastonbury in her street clothes because her band's luggage was lost in transit by the airline. She raised her arms during the performance and inadvertently exposed her breasts. The singer hit back by composing a hilarious waltz slating the newspaper's misogny.

    Last week she was in Dublin to perform a gig at the Academy but beforehand she held an impromptu concert in Dublin's Liffey Street which was announced on Twitter just hours previously.

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    Organ Donation

    Joe Brolly, former GAA player and kidney donor, talks about his support for the proposed legislation where we would have to opt out of organ donation after death instead of the current situation where people have to opt in.

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