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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 Monday 30 December 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    Karen Egan

    Karen started her life in law and trained as a barrister. But acting was what she longed to do and she worked as an actress for many years before joining ‘The Nualas’ and was with them for three years.  She then returned to college and did an MPhil in Irish Theatre Studies. She returned to acting, but particularly her own shows.

    She’s been visiting Finland for about ten years. She was first invited to perform her show at the festival in Pori in 2003 and has since become a regular visiting artist, performing plays in Finnish and her own shows. She works with the Finnish ‘Lovers Theatre’ company which is one of the biggest independent theatre companies in Finland.

    She tells us about life and language in Finland.

    Also in studio was Maria Tecce of The Nualas who brings us up to date on what they have planned for 2014.

    Karen sings "For a Minute" live in studio with Maria Tecce, Cian Boylan and Daithi Dubh


    Amanda Holden

    Amanda Holden is an actress, presenter and a judge on Britain’s Got Talent... She’s just published her autobiography – No Holding Back – and on the back cover she also describes herself as a daughter, wife, mother and survivor...!   She chats to John and gives us a flavour of her favourite songs... including Dancing Queen by Abba; White Wedding by Billy Idol, I'm in the Mood for Dancing by The Nolan Sisters and Hello by Lionel Richie


    Reflections on 2013

    Horse meat in beef burgers…. the Gathering…. Savita Halappanavar… the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship… the G8 Summit in Fermanagh…. Seamus Heaney RIP… Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane appointed as the new Irish football management team … Ireland exiting the strict bailout programme – these are just some of the things 2013 will be remembered for.

    Writers Peter Sheridan, Dermot Bolger and Christine Dwyer Hickey are in studio to reflect on the past year and give us their aspirations for 2014. We are also joined on the phone from Sweden by chef Donal Skehan who tells us about a tweet from his latest fan!


    Donal Walsh RIP

    Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives while battling cancer, died this year. He came to prominence through his writings and fundraising to help provide age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice centres as well as promoting his anti-suicide message.

    John talks to some of his friends and family about his legacy and how he touched their own lives. In studio were his sister Jema, his cousin Eoin Walsh and his friends John Kelly and Cormac Coffey.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: This Gift
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Glen Hansard
      Performer(s): Glen Hansard
      Album: This Gift - Single, Plateau Records
      Duration: 4:43

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