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    The John Murray Show Tuesday 26 August 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas


    Accumulator Win

    Niall Carew, a former Waterford Football manager, won €170,000 on a €50 accumulator bet with Boylesports


    Liam Duggan

    Liam has made an extraordinary journey... from being homeless just three years ago to securing a place in Trinity College to start a degree in Business, Economic & Social Studies next month. He talks to Kathryn about his journey back into education


    Music: Aisling Live in Studio

    On this, her first ever studio album, Hold My Dream, Aisling co-wrote six of the ten tracks and she is deeply flattered by the comparisons of her sound and style to those of the multi-million selling Enya and Clannad. She also sang all the backing vocals which adds to the spirituality, depth and very personal feel of the sound.

    Here she sings Hold My Dream live in studio.


    Loud Americans

    A café in Waterville, Co Kerry, displayed a notice in the window which banned loud Americans… Well one such loud American, Sheila Flynn, decided to pay it a visit… She’s in studio this morning…


    Inner City Helping the Homeless

    Anthony Flynn, a bar manager working in Dublin city, saw many homeless people living on the streets every night and he and his friends got together and decided to do something about it. Through Facebook they called out for volunteers and it went from there. Month by month they got more organised and after Christmas they set up a company with a Board of Management chaired by the Lord Mayor with offices in Killarney St. The company is called Inner City Helping the Homeless.

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    “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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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Hold My Dream
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Aisling
      Performer(s): Aisling
      Duration: 3:31

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