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    The John Murray Show Tuesday 19 November 2013


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by John Murray.


    The Irish Mammy - Colm O'Regan

    The Irish mammy - a font of all wisdom and her special brand of love is a force to be reckoned with. Joining John in studio this morning is comedian Colm O' Regan has been in the field observing this unique species - the Irish mammy.

    ‘That’s More Of It Now: the second book of Irish Mammies’, published by Transworld Ireland. Twitter: @irishmammies

    To coincide with this book publication, ‘The ‘Ireland’s Got Mammies – Shur We Might as Well Do Another Bit of a Tour’ has been travelling around the country - Tour dates are
    December 5th: 
    Dolan’s in Limerick
    December 7th: Dalkey Winter Book Festival


    Australian Sports Stars

    No fewer than 15 of the Australian rugby squad who gave us a hiding at the weekend have been disciplined for going on a midweek drinking binge before the match. It is the first time Australian sports stars have run into booze-fueled trouble. Damian McIver is Sports Reporter at ABC Hobart joins John on the line this morning.


    Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards - Philip Meyer

    Philip Meyer's first book American Rust told a modern story, of rust belt America, towns desolated by the collapse of the steel industry. This time, he's in Texas, in an epic novel that spans generations of the one powerful family, land & oil. Philip joins John this morning. Philip's book 'The Son' is one of the six books selected in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, in the John Murray Show category.



    AIG - All Blacks Comp

    Earlier in the programme we asked listeners to take part in our competition this morning, by singing a chorus of Ireland's Call. We will be giving away 200 euro each day Friday & then the four winners will compete to win a 'All Black experience' for two people from AIG Insurance. John is joined by three listeners with their rendition.

    (James Campbell, Tony Kearney & Noranne Callagy)

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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