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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 16 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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    PJ Mara - former Political Adviser

    As we reflect on another austerity budget today, many of us will remember the 'belt tighting' budgets of the Charlie Haughey era, which soon will be depicted in an RTE three-part titled 'Citizen Charlie'. On the line from Papua New Guinea is PJ Mara,former political adviser to Charlie Haughey.

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    Killian Donnelly's part in West End Commitments

    As the stage show opened in London's West End last week, it has been garnering rave reviews. Irishman Killian Donelly plays the part of Decco in the stage production of the Commitments & he is on the line to Miriam from the UK this morning.

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    Philosophy as Leaving Certificate Subject

    A new campaign is demanding to introduce 'philosophy' as a Leaving Cert subject, which is also supported by President Higgins. In studio with Miriam is our resident philosopher, UCD,s Dr. Graham Finlay, to tell us what the country's teenagers might learn from Aristotle, Plato & Neitzsche!

    'The teacher in Ongar mentioned in our discussion of philosophy, Ciara Williams, used Philosophy with Children, Thinking Time in her class as part of a pilot scheme to introduce philosophy to children and as part of an M.Ed. programme at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, where she was supervised by Dr. Philomena Donnelly, an expert on introducing philosophy to children.'

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    What's Next - New Skills series - Driving

    You may remember Geraldine O'Doherty from Donegal, who wanted to finally pass her driving test, having failed it a number of times. Donal Bradley, Street School of Motoring in Buncrana, got in touch & offered help. We hear how Geraldine got on with Donal recently, during a driving lesson.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Cars
      Composer: Gary Numan
      Performer(s): Gary Numan
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:03:43
    • Title: Drive My Car
      Composer: Lennon/maccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s):
      Album: Rubber Soul, Apple, CDP7464402
      Duration: 0:02:23

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