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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full detailis.  Emerging musicians are invited to send in their music to the John Murray Show by email.The John Murray Show decides on a shortlist of the 20 best acts.A panel of experts will reduce the field from 20 to six.

    These six are all played (pre-recorded) on the John Murray Show in a semi-final on Friday, May 16, where the top three are decided by a panel on that show.

    The final three then play live in Studio 8 in the John Murray Show final on Thursday, May 29.The overall winner plays again on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 31. Please ensure the soloist and/or band members are available for these key dates.

    The John Murray Show Thursday 16 January 2014

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

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    Break an egg - make an omelette

    The quote of the day yesterday & perhaps political quote of the year so far, came from the Environment Minister, Phil Hogan 'You can't Make an omelette without breaking eggs'. Nothing for it but to ask chef Clodagh McKenna to make an omelette & whether is it al all possible to make a humble omelette with cracking eggs?

    For more recipes from Clodagh www.clodaghmckenna.com

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    New Book 'The Norm Chronicles'

    For those of you trying to give up cigarettes in the new year, this might be an incentive if you are a man older than 35 - smoking a pack a day might reduce your life by 5 hours a day, a woman 4-half hours a day! Joining John this morning is author Michael Blastland from our London studio.

    The Norm Chronicles: Stories & Numbers About Danger by Michael Blastland & David Spiegelhalter is published by Profile Books, approx price 15euro

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    Amber- new drama series - Eva Birthistle

    A big new drama series begins this Sunday on RTÉ Television is called Amber & it's all about the disappearance of a teenage girl. The role of mother of the missing girl is played by one of our top actors, Eva Birthistle & she joins John on the line from London.

    (Amber is an Irish crime drama series created by Rob Cawley and Paul Duane and directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. The series stars Eva Birthistle and David Murray as parents of a young teenage girl who goes missing, Amber played by Lauryn Canny)

     

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    Operation Transformation new Challenge Coach

    The Operation Transformation, in assoc with Safefood, leaders will no longer face the wrath of Sergeant Mick and the Army challenges. There is a new challenge coach on the team and his name is Alan Quinn & he joins John from our Galway studio.

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    KLM Competition Pack & Go

    We have teamed up with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to offer you flights from Dublin & Cork to their hub in Schiphol Airport. Pack & Go with KLM - win flights, hotel accommodation & spending money to any ONE of these three great locations - San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro or Beijing, the choice is yours!  Joining John this morning are contestants Yvonne Slattery from Tinahely  & Steve Menarry, Ballyshannon.

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