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    This week is National Dairy week and we’re marking the week by teaming up with the National Dairy Council to celebrate the quality and excellence of Irish Dairy. On the show we’re going to focus on the fabulous flavour and diversity of cheese.  Supervalu stores across the country will be showcasing the many ways we can enjoy cheese in meals and snacks and the NDC has given us a special prize to help to cheese up your life!

    So to celebrate National Dairy week we’ve got some different cheesy challenges for you this week, with our winners receiving a fantastic prize of a cooking experience to remember with a €1,000 voucher for Ballymaloe House to win each day this week from the NDC.   

    So here’s challenge……..

    All week we’re looking for your cheesiest photo – say cheese and smile and be as creative as you like and email it in to or tweet @johnmurrayshow ...... We’ll pick our best entry from across the week and announce our winner on Friday.  all entries to be received by 1pm  April 23rd)

    Lots more cheesy challenges and chances to win all this week so make sure you listen in each morning and for more on National Dairy week see 

    Competition terms and conditions apply, producers decision is final. See
    Daily prize of a € 1,000 Ballymaloe House voucher. (Mon – Fri)


    “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.   

    The John Murray Show Monday 10 March 2014


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    Pat McCabe

    Pat Mc Cabe has a new play touring the country. It’s called The Bridge Below the Town and it’s set in 1950s Ireland. It has everything – love, life, nuns and Butlins... and the music has been chosen just as carefully as the words...  Pat describes the play as "like a Sixties Rosemary’s Baby meets Doris Day. Joan Crawford marries Patrick Kavanagh. It’s intriguing"

    Pat McCabe joins John in studio for his MyPod.



    Do Germans Have a Sense of Humour?

    We've often heard the generalisation that German's don't have a sense of humour!  But Petra Kindler is on a mission to shatter that illusion.  She wants to tackle the yawning stereotype that Germans don't have a sense of humour.


    Meeting the Queen

    Last week we spoke to Pat O’Connell, the fishmonger from the English Market in Cork, about his invitation to Buckingham Palace.

    Waterford scientist Emma Verling also told us that she has been invited to meet the Queen. A ‘day dress’ is required for the event.. and again lots of very kind listeners were in touch with us. And the woman who will be dressing Emma to meet the Queen is Martina Collins. Martina runs a boutique called Satina, located at Queen Street (appropriately enough), in Tramore, Co Waterford.


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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:11
      Title: Mccarthy's Party
      Performer(s): Eileen Donaghy
      Performer(s): Eileen Donaghy
      Album: Tyrone's Queen of Song, IML
      Duration: 4:02
    • 09:16
      Title: Take My True Love By The Hand
      Performer(s): The Limeliters
      Performer(s): The Limeliters
      Album: The Limeliters
      Duration: 3:15
    • 09:22
      Title: Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)
      Performer(s): Real Mccoy
      Performer(s): Real Mccoy
      Album: The Irish Showband Collection
      Duration: 3:51
    • 09:25
      Title: The Typewriter Song
      Performer(s): Werner Müller & His Orchestra
      Performer(s): Werner Müller & His Orchestra
      Album: The Essential Collection
      Duration: 2:29
    • 09:29
      Title: Bullitt
      Duration: 2:21

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