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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 5 September 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.

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    Film adaptation of author Emma Donoghue book Room

    Irish author Emma Donoghue garnered huge praise from readers for her novel 'Room' when it was first published & it also attracted the interest of film-makers. Intrigued with the idea of the mother & son trapped in one room by the mother's abductor, Emma herself wrote the screenplay & thought long and hard about what director to go with. She eventually chose Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. Miriam speaks to Lenny & Emma this morning.

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    Music & Chat with Kieran Goss

    Co. Down musician Kieran Goss joins Miriam in studio this morning. Kieran has performed no fewer than one thousand live gigs in the last five years but barely a one in Ireland! He's back next month with his first Irish tour in years.

    Dates of Kieran's homecoming tour October 2013 are below


    Friday 11th October 2013 DUBLIN | The Olympia Theatre
    Saturday 12th October 2013 ENNIS | Glór
    Sunday 13th October 2013 BELFAST | Lyric Theatre
    Saturday 19th October 2013 CORK | Triskel Christchurch
    Friday 25th October 2013 KILLARNEY | INEC

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    PJ Gallagher & Blood Bikes East

    PJ is arguably the funniest man on two wheels & is set to take the road delivering vital medical products to hospitals & bloodbanks, as a volunteer to be a bike rider with Blood Bikes East - a charitable organization that provides free transport to the HSE. PJ joins Miriam on the line this morning.

    For further information on Blood Bikes East

    go to www.bloodbikeeast.ie

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