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    The John Murray Show Friday 23 May 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    5 Siblings Reach 100

    The Irish, and in particular the Clarkes of Mullagh, East Galway, are just four days short of setting the most extraordinary world record. Madge is turning 100 next Wednesday, the fifth of her siblings to become a centenarian. Joe Fanning, Madge's son, talks to Kathryn.


    Food Cravings

    Now… our food cravings can be a very powerful force indeed… When you’re in the grip of a food craving, you can’t think of anything else. Next week, a food conference in Dublin is taking a close look at craving… Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire is Chair of the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium.

    The Dublin Gastronomy Symposium is a biennial international event organised in partnership between the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology in DIT and the Centre for Franco-Irish Studies in IT Tallaght. It is sponsored by Fáilte Ireland and the focus is to bring over a hundred delegates together every two years who are passionate about food to discuss all things gastronomic around a certain theme. for further information. A book is now available from the previous symposium called Tickling the Palate: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture (Peter Lang 2014).


    Wedding Invites

    It's the time of year when wedding invites are flying through letterboxes and couples around the country look forward to their very special day. But those beautifully delicate invites don't always invoke feelings of excitement. Journalist Tanya Sweeney and Peter Kelly, aka Franc of wedding planning fame, discuss wedding invitations with Kathryn.


    Singing in Public

    Deirdre Hegarty got in touch to tell Kathryn that she started singing lessons last year and is now singing in public and wondering why she waited so long

    “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

    • 09:37
      Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: A Hozier-Byrne
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me to Church EP
      Duration: 4:17

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