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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 davefanning@rte.ie.

    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  www.waltons.ie

    The John Murray Show Monday 2 December 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

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    Elephants at Dublin Zoo

    We could be hearing for the first time in history, the newborn cries & the 'not so gentle pitter patter' of tiny elephant feet at Dublin Zoo. It is hopeful that  all four female elephants in the herd are pregnant & will give birth over the coming months. On the line to John is Gerry Creighton, Dublin Zoo.

    A book 'Dublin Zoo Elephants' written by Catherine de Courcy &illustrated by Cathy Callan was launched yesterday - a great christmas present for young readers.

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    Book of the Year - Irish Books Award

    There were 14 categories at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards & now you will be able to cast your vote for the Book of the Year. You can vote for your favourite from the list of individual category winners at www.irishbookawards.ie until midnight December 5th. Colm Flynn finds out what people are currently reading.

    To vote for your favourite from the list of individual category winners go to www.irishbookawards.ie voting closes midnight December 5th.

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    Frank Kelly - Gobnait O'Lunacy

    With December upon us, we can expect to hear Frank Kelly's parody song Christmas Countdown on repeat over the next couple of weeks, the song features Gobnait O'Lunacy, a character Frank first introduced on Radio 1's The Glenabbey Show. Frank joins John in studio this morning.

    Five of those sketches from The Glenabbey Show will be released every Friday for the next six Fridays by Frank Kelly - on iTunes @ 99c each.

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    The Voice Squad

    In studio with John this morning for a performance & chat are The Voice Squad (Fran McPhail, Phil Callery & Gerry Cullen), after taking a break for ten years, they are back & preparing for two concerts in Dublin this week.

    The Voice Squad perform two special Christmas Concerts, St Anne's Church, Dawson Street Thursday 5th & Friday 6th, with Mairead NiDomhnaill.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: I Must Away Now
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Duration: 3:30
    • Title: The Holly She Bears A Berry
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Album: An Irish Holiday
      Duration: 2:10
    • Title: The Boars Head
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Performer(s): The Voice Squad
      Duration: 2:30

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