Mornings With Dave Fanning

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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 davefanning@rte.ie.

    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  www.waltons.ie

    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'.

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