The John Murray Show

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    The John Murray Show Thursday 28 August 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Fuel Stretching

    Tom Cullen from SIMI tells Kathryn about this new practice of fuel Stretching and the damage it does to cars


    Live Music: April Verch

    Canadian step dancer and Fiddler April Verch is appearing at the Ulster American Folk Park Bluegrass Festival this weekend. On her way through she stopped in to play a tune for Kathryn and have a chat


    Dog Man - Martin Mc Kenna

    Martin McKenna is the The Dreadlock Dog Man , Australia's best known " dog consultant" and author of 3 best selling books and is originally from Garryowen in Limerick. His story starts as one of premature triplets and ends in the Rain forest in Nimbin, on the Nothern border of New South Wales, Australia with wife Lee and 4 children. You can listen back to the Doc on One Dogman about Martin here


    Emma Crowley and her Prada Bag

    Emma Crowley from Cork joins Kathryn and she has with her, what she calls, her Prada bag, But it's not the kinda of Prada bag you're probably thinking of...Emma had surgery for bowel cancer earlier this year and she was left with a colostomy bag. She tells Kathryn more about her illness and recovery. For more information on bowel cancer you can click here

    “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: Broken
      Composer: April Verch
      Performer(s): April Verch
      Performer(s): April Verch
      Album: NA
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Moonlight Serenade
      Composer: Glenn Miller
      Performer(s): April Verch
      Performer(s): April Verch
      Album: NA
      Duration: 2:00
    • Title: Angus Campbell
      Composer: Na
      Performer(s): April Verch
      Performer(s): April Verch
      Album: NA
      Duration: 1:40

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