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    The John Murray Show Thursday 5 June 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Kavanaghs Pub in Lonely Planet top 50

    Two of Europe's top 50 secret sports for travellers are to be found in Ireland, according to the Lonely Planet guide.   At number 5 is the hidden beauty of Kerry's Cromane Peninsula, while legendary Dublin pub, John Kavanagh's pub (known widely as The Gravediggers Pub), is up there at number 6.  On the line to John this morning isCiaran Kavanagh.


    The Hot Sprockets- performance & chat

    In studio this morning for performance & chat are Dublin band The Hot Sprockets.  Members Tim Cullen, Wayne Soper, Frankie Kelly & Andrew Sutton (missing member today is Joey Lynch) all share a love of rock & roll music, the kind that is haunted by ghosts of rhythm & blues! Their album The Button Factory is launched on June 7th.

    For more information on The Hot Sprockets go to


    Traveller Aideen Hand

    The last time John spoke to his next guest, she was on a career break from her job as a primary school teacher & has spent many months travelling through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai & was about to embark on another journey - chasing storms & tornadoes across America.  On the line to John is Aideen Hand.


    World Cup Supporters for John Murray Show

    The World Cup gets underway this day week & we are looking for a team of John Murray Show listeners, to give us a unique inside look to the 32 countries taking part. We need a listerner per team to rally full support & it must be a team that you have in someway a connection with. Joining John on the line are four listeners to talk about their team.

    For Germany- Cora Molloy, Italy - Paudie Sheahan, Brazil - Paolo Oliveira & Netherlands - Eithne Molloy.

    “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

    • Title: Crusiin
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Duration: 3:15
    • Title: Comin On
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Duration: 3:30

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