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    The John Murray Show Thursday 22 May 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas.


    One Direction

    They're the biggest boy band on the planet, playing sold-out concerts all over the world............ and this weekend they're in Dublin.

    Ireland's favourite One Direction member is of course Mullingar's Niall Horan, and his Mum Maura spoke to Kathryn about her excitement in the lead up to the concerts


    Fair City

    Fair City was pretty tense last night as the storyline involving Dr Judith Dillon and her ex-husband Tommy came to an explosive finale and we were all left wondering....will Bob make it?  Is Tommy going off to jail for a long long time?

    This morning in studio are two of the actors Catherine Byrne and Geoff Minogue in studio and they are joined by phone from America by Bryan Murray.


    Ultan Conlon

    Hot Press magazine described Ultan Conlon's first album as "the most impressive Irish debut since Damien Rice's O".

    He is in studio to sing 2 songs, one from his new album Songs of Love So Cruel, called "In the Mad..........."  and a cover version of Dancing in the Moonlight.


    Never Too Old to Surf

    Greg Hastings, who on his 59th birthday, decided to learn to surf and hasn't look back since, talks to Kathryn about the challenge he faced and how he overcame his earlier fear of water

    “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: In The Mad
      Composer: Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Album: Songs of Love so Cruel, DARK SIDE OUT RECORDS
      Duration: 3:26
    • Title: Dancing In The Moonlight
      Composer: N/A Thin Lizzy Version
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Duration: 3:15

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