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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 Friday 16 August 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

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    Fleadh in Derry

    This morning we are coming from the magnificient & historic surroundings of the Guildhall in Derry as the Fleadh as been making vibrations of foot tapping to the fiddles, flutes & bodhráns of the fleadh which has come across the border for the first time in history.

    In the next hour we will have performances from pipes, fiddles & Lambeg drums & music from award winning songstress Cara Dillon & Dervish. Plus Kathryn is taken on a musical tour of the town he loved so well, Phil Coulter. Beoga described as the best new traditional band to emerge from Ireland will perform Boxy, guests Julia Kee, former mayor Gearoid O'hEara, performances from Mairead NiMhaonaigh & from Canada, Troy McGillivray with Andrea Beaton & Matt Maclsaac.... 

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    Phil Coulter Musical Tour of the town he loved so well

    He has written Eurovision winners, a song for Elvis Presley & he wrote the memorable Town I Loved So Well, about this very city.  Phil Coulter takes Kathryn on a musical tour of the city of Derry.

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