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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 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.

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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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