Pat Byrne won The Voice of Ireland in 2012, but this morning he’s on the bus from Borris with the Mount Leinster Rangers. Pat on route to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Club Championships to support Mount Leinster Rangers, they face Portumna in the hurling final and of course Saint Vincent’s and Castlebar Mitchels play in the football final afterwards.
Pat Byrne speaking to John Murray this morning.
'We Need To Talk About Ireland' is a creative celebration of Ireland’s past, present and future and it’s going to take place this evening at Dublin’s Mansion House. It will also be broadcast online on RTÉ Player, The inspirational speakers will include Colm O’Gorman, Manchan Magan, Martin Hayes and Eleanor Tiernan who joined John on the line earlier.
Eleanor Tiernan pictured above, 'We Need To Talk About Ireland' will be streamed live on RTE Player tonight from 9PM. It will also be available on the web site of Washington Post.
You can catch Eleanor live this Wednesday evening in The International Bar in Dublin.
Now John is joined by accordion ledgend Liam O'Connor, and he performed two pieces of music called 'Jazz Caps' & 'Local Hero' for The John Murray Show.
Accordian player Liam O'Connor.
Neil Delamere joined John in studio to determine the myth from reality with Saint Patrick. Neil made a documentary about Saint Patrick last year called 'There's Something about Patrick' and it's being repeated tonight at 11.25PM on RTÉ One TV.
Neil Delamere trying on Saint Patricks cloths.
If you want to see some of Neil's comedy, his dates are listed below.
21st & 22nd March – Vicar Street
28th March – Mullingar Arts Centre
29th March – Cork Opera House
19th April – Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire
We joined John Murray Show reporter Colm Flynn on Duncannon beach as it's the only Saint Patrick's Day parade on a beach in Ireland.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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 email@example.com
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.
Presenter: John Murray