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    The John Murray Show Monday 2 December 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    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.


    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 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 voting closes midnight December 5th.


    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.


    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.

    “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.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    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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