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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 Friday 29 November 2013


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    Operation Transformation in association with Safefood - Final Leader

    We have revealed four leaders so far for Operation Transformation 2014, in association with Safefood.  Again we join Kathryn Thomas this morning for another reveal. Karl Henry, Operation Transformation expert panellist is in studio with John also. But stay tuned as this morningKathryn also hasanother surprise in store for us!


    Following Your Dreams

    John's next guest had quite a normal life in her twenties, had studied, graduated, got a job, bought a house - but none of these things were what she was looking for in life! So Catherine Conroy, a young Irish woman,  decided to do what many of us often dream of, she gave up her pensionable job & house to follow her dreams! Catherine joins John this morning from a studio in Norfolk.


    Great news for Tipperary author

    Donal Ryan has won the Guardian First Book Award for his novel 'The Spinning Heart'. John spoke to Donal at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards on Tuesday night & now congratulates Donal on his latest achievement, on the line from London.


    Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards highlights - RTÉ ONE - Saturday 31st November at 10.55pm



    Declan O'Rourke - Music & Chat

    He is described as one of our finest & best loved singer/songwriter. Declan O'Rourke debut album 'Since Kyabram' was well received both critically & commercially. Declan joins John in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

    You can download Declan's third album 'Mag Pai Zai' (Magpie's-Eye) on iTunes & for any of his nationwide tours go to tickets from 25/28 euro

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Time Machine
      Composer: Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Duration: 4:52
    • Title: Sarah
      Composer: Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Duration: 4:10

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