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    The John Murray Show Thursday 8 May 2014


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    Philip Shepherd author & speaker

    Now if you were told that the brain in your skull is not the only brain you have, you might politely raise your eyebrows! On the other hand mentioning gut instinct, you might understand a little more. In studio with John this morning is author Philip Shepherd, to talk about our two brains.

    Philip Shepherd gives a talk tonight Thursday , May 8th, at 7.30pm in the Lantern Centre, Synge St, Dublin 8 and the workshop takes place in the Zephyr Room at the same venue from 10am to 5pm over that weekend.


    Music & Chat 'This is How We Fly'

    Have you head the one about a traditional Irish fiddler, an appalachian hard shoe dancer, a Dublin jazzman & a swedish percussionist? Well, they got together to make a beautiful sound & they perform for us in studio this morning from their debut self titled album 'This is How we Fly'.

    {Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle, Seán MacErlaine on bass clarinet, saxophones & electronics, Nic Gareiss  - former Chieftains/Dervish collaborator on percussive dance & Petter Berndalen - ground-breaking Swedish percussionist}


    Maureen Armstrong - 89 yr old mini-marathon runner

    On one of the John Murray Show walks which took place at Upperchurch, John met Maureen Armstrong, who will be participating in her 20th mini-marathon! Maureen began at the age of 67 & she joins John on the line this morning.


    National School Giro d'Italia

    The Giro d'Italia is one of cycling's most prestigious cycling races & takes place tomorrow in Belfast, with three Irishmen lining up, including Dan Martin, whose uncle is Stephen Roche, Ireland's only Giro winner, back in 1987. This morning Colm Flynn brings us from the national school Le cheile in Co Louth,  their own Giro d'Italia.

    “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.

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

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Tbc
      Composer: This Is How We Fly
      Performer(s): This Is How We Fly
      Performer(s): This Is How We Fly
      Duration: 3:20

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