Mornings With Dave Fanning

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    Mornings with Dave Fanning Search for Ireland’s Most Musical Family

    Brothers, sisters, cousins, in-laws, step fathers, grannies – the show is looking for families that play together to enter the competition. Non family members are permitted – as long as family is at the heart of it – as with The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and The Fureys and Davey Arthur.

    Send us a 4’00 maximum clip performing the song or music of your choice – it does not need to be an original piece of music.

    Upload it to Youtube and email us the link to

    You also need to send us a 100 word supporting paragraph telling us your story and why you should be chosen.

    The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday  26th August.

    Our final will be held the first week in September and finalists need to be available then to perform before our judges.

    The judges’ decision is final.

    The prize courtesy of Waltons music is a Kurzweil CUP-2 Upright Digital Piano. For more information visit

    The John Murray Show Tuesday 8 October 2013


    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.


    Love/Hate animal cruelty scene

    An episode of Love Hate has drawn protests from animal welfare organisations over a scene depicting the machine-gunning of a cat. Joining Miriam this morning is Veterinary journalist, Pete Wedderburn.


    Duke Special plays Harry Nilsson

    Duke Special is one of the biggest musical acts to come out of Norther Ireland in the past decade & he has been mining Nilsson's work for hidden gems & forgotton treasures!  Duke Special joins Miriam in studio this morning, for a performance & chat.

    You can see Duke Special play the music of Harry Nilsson

    Roisin Dubh, Galway - Monday 14th Oct / the Sugar Club, Dublin - Tuesday 15th October / Cyprus Avenue, Cork - Friday 18th October - go to for further details




    How to Really be a Mother

    Miriam's next guest is a writer & journalist, the second eldest of six children & mother of three, who has written a book about motherhood, titled 'How to Really be a Mother' published by Gill & Macmillan.  Emily Hourican joins Miriam in studio.



    Respected film critic Barry Norman

    Miriams next guest has worked as a show business editor for the Daily Mail, a satirical columnist for the Guardian, a sports interviewer for the Observer & has written for The Times & the Radio Times amongst others.  He is also an author but 80 year old Barry Norman is best known as the film critic who fronted the BBC's seminal FILM programme from 1972 & Barry joins Miriam this morning.

    Barry Norman’s memoir ‘See You In The Morning’ is published by Doubleday &  priced at £18.99 sterling (23 euro approx).

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