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 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 Thursday 3 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. Today as part of RTÉ Big Music Week, Christy Moore brings us on a tour of Newbridge.

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    Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway

    My first guest is one of the world's favourite flautists. He has played for such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, President Clinton & Princess Diana. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide & has performed with Stevie Wonder, John Denver, Elton John, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd & many others. On Saturday he is to receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award. Sir James Galway along with his wife Lady Jeanne joins Miriam in studio.

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    Global Irish Economic Forum - Michael Colgan

    Miriam's next guest will be taking part this weekend in the Global Irish Economic Forum, where he'll no doubt be arguing the case for how the arts can save Ireland from its current predicament. In studio with Miriam is Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan.

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