The John Murray Show

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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 Wednesday 2 October 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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    Billy Keane's new book 'The Ballad of Mo & G'

    Miriam's first guest is the son of one of our most gifted writers John B Keane   He runs the famous John B. Keane pub in Listowel & is also a sports columnist with the Irish Independent. He is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which is called, The Ballad of Mo & G', which has been described as ‘dark’ & ‘disturbing’ but also as a ‘love story for our time’. Billy Keane is in studio with Miriam.

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    Big Music Week - Christy Moore

    Last Monday after the Big Music Train pulled into to Newbridge, Co. Kildare, thousands turned out for the parade through the town & for the concert in the school hall of the Patrician Secondary School. The last performer on stage was Newbridge's most famous son, Christy Moore.

    It was a really lovely homecoming performance & after he came off stage, he stepped out the back of the hall to tell us about his deep connections to the area.

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    Austrailia's Past - Mná Díbeartha

    Australia has an interesting relationship with its past, especially it's convict past, but not all the men & women who were sent there were convicts, especially the women. Their story is being told in a Tg4 series called Mná Díbeartha & programme makers Siobhán Lynam & Barrie Dowdall join Miriam in studio.

    TG4 Wednesday nights 21.30 (tonight is Ep 2 of 4).

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

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