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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 12 August 2013

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Kathryn Thomas.

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    Jimmy Dunne with dad Eamonn

    Well, it's a dream for many young boys... to get picked to try out for a Premiership soccer club & when that club is Manchester United, where players like Roy Keane, Denis Irwin & John O'Shea have starred, it's the chance of a lifetime. This is what exactly happened to 15 year old Jimmy Dunne, who's from Blackrock, in Co Louth who joins Kathryn on the line this morning, along with his father Eamonn.

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    Alan Caulfield Metro Herald

    A 'missed connection' is defined as a type of personal advertisement which arises after two people meet but are too shy, or otherwise unable to exchange contact details.  Publications around the world including Ireland’s Metro Herald publish 'Missed Connection' classifieds which enable people to write the details of their chance encounter, in the hopes that the other person will check & they’ll be reunited. Joining Kathryn in studio is Alan Caulfield.

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    The Worker in 1913

    Last week, during the bus drivers' strike, there was a lot of talk of the pay and conditions of the worker in Ireland in 2013... but how does it compare to a year when the pay and conditions of workers led to huge changes in Irish society?  Shane Mac Thomáis is a historian and resident author in Glasnevin cemetery & has been taking a look at the records of 1913.  This morning he joins Kathryn in studio.

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    Mindfulness in the Classroom

    We're always hearing what a stressful job teaching is and, this summer, 500 primary school teachers took part in an online course in mindfulness. We have two teachers with us this morning to tell us about – among other things – teaching meditation to senior infants! Bridie O’Grady is in our Limerick studio & Aoife O’Boyle is in studio in Dublin. 

    The picture here shows a young student with a Hoberman Mini Breathing Sphere, which helps awareness of how you breath.

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