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    The John Murray Show Thursday 24 April 2014

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

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    Uilleann Pipes in Havana

    There are a growing number of Cuban people who have been learning the uilleann pipes at annual workshops in Havana & Pinar Del Rio & leading Cuban uilleann piper, Alexander, will perform at various summer schools in Ireland, where he will learn from leading Irish exponents before going back to Cuba to pass on his knowledge to the growing number of Caribbean uilleann pipers.  Joining John this morning from Cuba is Gay McKeon, CEO of Na Píobairí Uilleann www.pipers.ie

    The concert will be held in the Grand Social, Liffey Street, Dublin on May 1st at 8pm.

    Tickets available @ http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cuban-uilleann-pipers-fundraising-concert-tickets-10987707529?aff=eac2 

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    To Do Lists / Lists & their importance

    There are many people who would be lost without them, not knowing what to do next, others spend hours perfecting them, but never get anything done 'to-do lists' what is the allure of a humble list?  Zbyszek Zalinski, himself a fan of all lists joins John in studio to tell us more.

    Listener Jane McGarry joins John on the line to tell us about her to-do lists.

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    Motorways are everyday Maths

    Peter Lynch, Professor of meteorology at UCD brought John on a drive  around south Dublin motorways, noting every twist & turn, rise & sag has been mathematically modelled to ensure you have a pleasant & uneventful journey.

    Peter blogs at thatsmaths.com & writes a fortnightly column in the Irish Times called 'That's Maths'.

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    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. 

    TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to johnmurrayshowmusic@gmail.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.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

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