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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 Tuesday 25 February 2014

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

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    Caitriona Palmer

    Caitriona Palmers mother became pregnant outside of wedlock in Ireland in the 1970s, she was given up for adoption and almost 30 years later initiated a search for her birth mother. Her adopted parents told her that she was adopted at the age of 6, and Caitriona always knew there was something different or special about herself.

     Caitriona Palmer and her husband, Dan pictured above.

    Caitriona got the chance to meet Philomena Lee, the woman whose name is given to one of the most talked about films in recent years. It tells the story of Irishwoman Philomena who was forced to give her son up for adoption.

    Judi Dench and Philomena Lee at the American Express Gala Awards pictured above.

    Catriona spoke to John Murray this morning about the outcome of meeting her birth mother. Caitriona is writing a book about her adoption experience and her secret relationship with her birth mother. The book is not on sale at the moment.

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    Dáithí Ó Sé - Becoming A Dad

    Dáithí Ó Sé speaks to John after reading an article about him in the RTÉ Guide and his worries about becoming a parent.

    Dáithí Ó Sé and former New Jersey Rose Rita Talty pictured above.

    We also spoke to Tom Cunningham who became a dad last year for the first time, he decided to develop an app called Daddyo. It’s €1.79 and it’s only available for iPhone at the moment. They’re working on an Android version. They’ve had almost a thousand downloads so far.

     

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    Rónán Ó Snodaigh - 'SOS'

    Rónán Ó Snodaigh, regarded as one of the most creative and innovative Bodhran players in the world and Kila frontman Rónán Ó Snodaigh has struck out on his own again with a solo album entitled sos. Rónán has collected a selection of musicians who he has appropriately called the occasional and one of them has joined him here in studio this morning to perform a couple of songs for us.

    Rónán Ó Snodaigh pictured above.

    Rónán Ó Snodaigh and his band the Occasionals are appearing at Whelans tomorrow night. Rónáns’ latest album is called ‘SOS’.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Aire
      Composer: Ronan O Snodaigh
      Performer(s): Rónán Ó Snodaigh & The Occasionals
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      Duration: 0:03:50
    • Title: Braithim
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Rónán Ó Snodaigh & The Occasionals
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:05:00

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