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    The John Murray Show Wednesday 26 February 2014


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


    Banning of All Male Panels

    The BBC’s director of television, Ben Cohen, said earlier this month that the broadcaster needed to do more to include female comedians in its programmes and they’ve decided that quiz shows like ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘QI’ will ban all male panels. Well today on The John Murray Show, Fiona Looney Broadcaster & Writer & Tara Flynn Actor & Comedian speak to John about this issue and if it is an issue.

    Fiona Looney pictured above speaking to John in our Donnybrook studio.

    Actor & Comedian Tara Flynn joined John & Fiona on the line and gave her view of this topic.

    Hugh O’Donovan

    Last Thursday former Ireland rugby player David Corkery spoke to John Murray about the end of his playing career, the suicide of his father and his propensity to worry and how those things, and others, impacted on his mental health. A man he didn’t know very well spoke to him about his depression and David credits him with kick-starting the process that saw him deal with it.

    David Corkery pictured above.

    That man that David spoke about is Hugh O’Donovan and he joined ud from our Cork studio. Hugh's website is


    Mo Kenney

    Mo Kenney (pictured above) joined John in studio all the way from Nova Scotia this morning. Mo Kenney releases her award winning self-titled debut album in Ireland on 28th February on Star House Collective.


    Tour Dates as guest to Rachel Sermanni;
    Wednesday 26th (tonight) The Workmans Club Doors 7.30pm

    Thursday 27th Feb           The Spirit Store, Dundalk.

    Friday 28th Feb                The Dock, Leitrim.

    Saturday 1st Mar              Townhouse Bar, Galway.

    Sunday 2nd Mar               De Barra’s, Clonakilty.

    Tuesday 4th Mar              Coughlans Bar, Cork.

    Wed 5th Mar                    The Green Room, Belfast.

    If you would like to find out more information about Mo, log on to her website;


    Hugh O'Donovan

    Rugby player David Corkery spoke to John about the end of his playing career, the suicide of his father and his propensity to worry and how those things impacted on his mental health. A man he didn't know very well spoke to him about his depression, and that man is Hugh O'Donovan.

    “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.

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