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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full detailis.  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 Thursday 22 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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    Granby Park

    This evening at 6 o'clock, the gates will open on a really exciting new project in Dublin's North inner city. 'Granby Park' is at the back of the Ilac Centre, has been abandoned for a long time, but  now been created as a ' pop-up' temporary park on one of the city's vacant sites.

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    The Art of Sleeping Alone - Sophie Fontanel

    Kathryn's next guest is chief editor of the iconic French edition of Elle Magazine & so perhaps it is somewhat unlikely that editor of a publication synonymous with femininity & attraction, has written a book entitled "The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex".   Sophie Fontanel took a sabbatical from sex which lasted 12 years & her key message is “No sex is better than bad sex”  & she joins us from a studio in Paris.

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    Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

    The annual matchmaking festival takes place at the end of the month & it would appear there is increasing interest from men & women from abroad who are keen to meet an Irish partner, on the line to Kathryn this morning is matchmaker Willie Daly.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:16 a.m.
      Title: Parklife
      Composer: Albarn/coxon/james/rowntree
      Performer(s): Blur
      Performer(s):
      Album: Best Of Blur (recordno: Foodcd33), Food Records, FOODCD33
      Duration: 0:03:03

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