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    The John Murray Show Friday 18 July 2014


    B & The Honeyboy

    B & The HoneyBoy pictured above with Shay Byrne.

    This act are “Further proof that white folk can sing the blues, and no fake accents either”, that’s according to Hotpress. B and The HoneyBoy are playing at Longitude this weekend.

    Upcoming Gigs;

    Sunday July 20th - Marley Park, Speakeasy Stage from 13:35PM.

    Thursday July 31st - Blind Pig, Limerick.

    Saturday August 16th - Mc Daids Wine bar, ramelton, Donegal.

    For more information see check out their website.



    Molly Malone

    Iconic Irish statue Molly Malone was wheeled away from her home on Grafton Street a few weeks back to make way for the cross-city Luas project, the iconic bronze statue received some vital repairs and bronze cleaning but now resides in Suffolk Street, our reporter Colm Flynn went to the Ironworks in Tallagh to view the cleaning process.


    Monty Python Final Show

    Pythons John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin the Comic legends that are Monty Python have reunited for a series of shows at London's O2 Arena this month.

    Paddy McKenna, Lisa Garvey & Eoghan McLaughlin join Shay to discuss the grand masters of the British comedy. Don't worry if you can't make the final show the show will be beamed into cinemas nationwide this Sunday 20th of July at 7PM.



    Strange Weather

    The great Irish weather will be the topic of many conversations this morning with the heavy rainfall over the past night but can you predict the weather?

    Weather betting opens today at the Science Gallery in Dublin, and to understand it more Shay Byrne spoke to Lynn Scarff, director of the Science Gallery and one of the curators of the Strange Weather exhibition.

    Lynn Scarff, pictured above speaking about prediction of weather.

    The exhibition runs from today until the 5th October 2014 at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.

    “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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