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    The John Murray Show Tuesday 29 July 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Heroin Use

    The tragic death of Peaches Geldof once again shone a light on the sad reality of heroin addiction for users, and their families. John is joined by Antonia Leslie, who understands heroin addiction well, from her own experience.


    Learn the Bodhran in 10 Minutes

    Did you ever fancy trying your hand at the bodhran? Many muscians make it look pretty easy, don't they? John is joined by Robbie Walsh who also makes it look pretty easy too, and he claims he can teach anyone to play the bodhran in ten minutes. Robbie Walsh and Daoiri Farrell play the song Pat Rainey, Then Robbies other band Perfect Friction perform Save Tonight. Bodhran Buzz will be at the Urban Fleadh 2 days of Irish Trad fusion this Saturday & Sundays with lessons in Wolfetone Park Dublin. More information here


    Independent Film Makers

    David and Karl McGlone are two brothers from Wexford who wanted to make movies, but had no money. Somehow they managed to get their work filmed, and ended up in Hollywood. Their lastest film is Girl at The End of The World and you can go to for more information on this and their other films.

    “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: Pat Rainey
      Composer: Fergus Russell
      Performer(s): Robbie Walsh And Daoiri Farrell
      Performer(s): Robbie Walsh And Daoiri Farrell
      Album: NA
      Duration: 3:30
    • Title: Save Tonight
      Composer: Cherry
      Performer(s): Perfect Friction
      Performer(s): Perfect Friction
      Album: Cigarettes & Alcohol Volume Ii, Columbia, STVCD122
      Duration: 3:46

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