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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 Wednesday 26 February 2014


    The John Murray Show

    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.

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