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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

    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

    The John Murray Show Wednesday 14 May 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Castlewood Guest House Dingle

    Yesterday we talked about service in restaurants around Ireland with food writer Ross Golden Bannon, as it happens one of Irelands guest houses has been named the second best in Europe for exceptional customer service by travel TripAdvisor. Helen Heaton, owner of Castlewood Guest House joins John on the line this morning.


    Sarah Beeny English property developer & broadcaster

    With the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme we can see a lot of small & medium scale building work on estates around the country.   A lot of us seem to be extending, painting or updating our houses. Joining John this morning is Sarah Beeny, who knows more than most about doing up properties.  Sarah is the presenter of Channel 4's Property Ladder & more recently Double Your House for Half the Money.


    Big September - music & chat

    Bray comes to Donnybrook in the form of Big September, normally a five piece, but four of them are playing for us today, Scotty O'Neill, Dave Butler, Cillian Duane, Graham O'Neill & the fifth man is Dan Smith. Scot & Dave chat with John before they perform their song The Preacher live in studio.  More infromation on

         Big September have released their Debut album ‘Ballroom Addicts’ last Friday - Album Launch in The Academy, Dublin Saturday 17th May


    Three Young Entrepreneurs

    Joining me from our Sligo studio are three transition year students at Mercy College in Sligo to tell us all about their business, 'Brace Youself' & how they came up with it?  Rianne Keaveney, Róisin Shaw & Sinead Fitzsimon will be representing Ireland in Estonia & Vienna over the coming months!


    Joyced - National Concert Hall

    If he were alive & well today, would James Joyce, one of Ireland's greatest writers who also loved music & possessed a sweet tenor voice, enter shows like the X Factor or The Voice of Ireland!  In studio with John is actress Katie O'Kelly who's show Joyced, written by her father Donal is on National Concert Hall this Friday 16th May.


    National Dairy Council Comp in association with Supervalu

    To celebrate National Dairy Week & all the goodness of Irish Dairy Products in Association with Supervalu - each day this week you have an opportunity to win the following prize - A € 1,000 Ballymaloe Cookery Experience Voucher each day from May 12th to 16th.

    Todays winner is Maurice Olwill.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Preacher
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Big September
      Performer(s): Big September
      Duration: 4:20

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