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    The John Murray Show Friday 30 May 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    WW1 Medal - Scoil Cholmcille, Termon

    What would you do if you found an old grimy medal in your back garden? Well if you were John's next guests you would clean it, trace its origins & arrange the biggest cross generational, across the decades connection you could imagine!

    As a result of a nationwide essay competition organised by the Department of Education &  Skills in Dublin & the Department of Education of Northern Ireland, called the ‘Decade of Centenaries all-island schools history competition’. 

    Joining John in studio this morning, are Benny Gallagher who is the source of the story, Christy Gillespie the teacher, three students from Scoil Cholmcille from Termon in Co Donegal - Aine McCaughan, Molly Gallagher & Maoliosa O’Toole.  Also here is Deirdre Hynes & her father Philip Hynes.


    Music & chat with Cara Dillon

    Irish folk singer, Cara Dillon has been performing since the age of 14 & has created many opportunities with an almost angelic voice. Cara is a great star in China & she joins John in studio this morning to performs songs from her new album 'A Thousand Hearts'.


    Mobile Inventor Marty Cooper

    Martin "Marty" Cooper is an American pioneer in the wireless communication industry. While at Motorola in the 1970s, Marty conceived the first handheld mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) & led the team that developed it & brought it to market.

    Considered the 'father of the cell phone'.. Marty 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: Shotgun Down The Avalanche
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Duration: 3:15
    • Title: Jackets So Blue
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Duration: 3:00

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