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    The John Murray Show Thursday 31 July 2014

    Basque music from Bitartean

    Folk music but with a bit of a jazzy influence these guys are from the Basque country in Spain, they’re called Bitartean and they’re in Ireland to play some gigs and John first spoke to Lara.

    Gigs:

    Tonight, Thursday July 31st - Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, 6 Harcourt St, 9.00PM

    Friday Night August 1st: Basque Night, The Red Devil Bar, Falls Road, Belfast.

    Saturday August 2nd: Kelly's Cellar's in Belfast City Centre

    Monday 4th 8.30pm The Back Room in The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin

    Aisling O'Loughlin

    She’s one fourth of the glamorous XPosé team from TV3’s flagship fashion and entertainment programme, but away from the star studded bashes she’s had her struggles; juggling motherhood of two small boys and her partner’s battle with cancer. Aishling O’Loughlin joined John in studio today.

     

     

     

     

    Sinead Moriarty & The McGinn Sisters

    We have a sister theme running through the programme, and John spoke to Sinead Moriarty about her new book called The Secrets Sisters Keep.

    The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty is published by Penguin Ireland.

    John also spoke to three sisters Jennie, Sarah and Grace McGinn are the co-founders of Opsh.com and are representatives of the McGinn sister clan.

    The McGinn sisters pictured above.

     

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    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. 

    TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to johnmurrayshowmusic@gmail.com  

    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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