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    The John Murray Show Wednesday 11 December 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    YouTube Top 10 videos in Ireland in 2013

    YouTube has just released their list of the most popular videos in Ireland for this year & joining John in studio to bring us those top ten is our own colleague Zbyszek Zalinski.


    Three Sopranos & Nat Symphony Orchestra

    The Three Sopranos Christmas Gala with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra is on in the afternoon & evening of tomorrow week,Thursday, 19th December in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. John meets with the three sopranos Regina, Cara & Claudia this morning in studio a chat & performance with the RTE NSO.


    Mary Colette Sheehan & Victor Maynard

    Yesterday we spoke to Aoife O'Brien about going to ballet later on in life, we also chatted to Alan Foley, artistic director of Cork City Ballet. A listener, Mary Colette Sheehan heard the item & got in touch with us to tell us about meeting with a very distinguished man, Victor Maynard, she met on a pilgrimage in Spain.

    “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: Three Little Maids From School Are We (Mikado)
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Claudia Boyle, Regina Nathan, Cara O'Sullivan
      Performer(s): Claudia Boyle, Regina Nathan, Cara O'Sullivan
      Duration: 1:15
    • Title: Jerusalem
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Claudia Boyle, Regina Nathan, Cara O'Sullivan
      Performer(s): Claudia Boyle, Regina Nathan, Cara O'Sullivan
      Duration: 4:00

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