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    The John Murray Show Monday 5 May 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Silence & Solitude

    Joining John in studio this morning to discuss the topic of solitude & silence & what he means to us are Sr. Stan for The Sanctuary in Dublin, musicisn Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh from The Gloaming & Bernadette Flanagan, Prof of Spirituality, Hallows College.

    We also have clips from author Kevin Barry & comedian Tommy Tiernan on the subject.


    The World's Top Restaurants

    Danish restaurant 'Noma' has just been named the no 1 restaurant on the planet, for the third time in 4 years at the Oscars of the culinary world in Londons Guildhall. Joining John in studio is foodwriter for the Irish Times, Catherine Cleary & Neil Davey, Buffers Guide to Food author is on the line.


    My Pod with Fr Ray Kelly

    Since appearing on the JMS Walk in Oldcastle, Fr Ray has acheived world fame with over 34 million hit on youtube! His success has encouraged international record labels to consider a major deal. Fr Ray joins John in studio with a couple of his songs & his choice of others for our My Pod series.


    David McSavage

    The new series of David McSavage's 'The Savage Eye' starts on RTE 2 tv at 10pm tonight. Some say its his best & most savage yet! David joins John in studio this morning.

    “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.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Halleluah
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Fr Ray Kelly
      Performer(s): Fr Ray Kelly
      Duration: 3:20
    • Title: Youll Never Walk Alone
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Fr Ray Kelly
      Performer(s): Fr Ray Kelly
      Duration: 3:00

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