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    The John Murray Show Tuesday 2 September 2014


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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle.


    Danger Is Everywhere

    A new children's book is about to hit the shelves. It's called 'Danger Is Everywhere' and is published by Puffin Books. It was written by comedian David O'Doherty and illustrated by Chris Judge and they're both in studio this morning with John


    Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin

    Dublin is a city that we all have a relationship with and opinions about. Dublin City's landscape has changed drastically in recent decades but that's not to say history hasn't repeated itself as Dublin boundaries were expanded by planners during the boom years. Karl Whitney has been described as "Dublin's best psycho-geographer since James Joyce" and his first book 'Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin' has just been published. Karl joins John to tell him more.



    Photographer Tony Kinlan and his drown with John Murray

    Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, are becoming increasingly common in our skies. Drones fitted with cameras took some unforgettable photographs from last weekend's Electric Picnic festival; drones went into the poisoned air above Fukushima to assess the damage to the reactors. The Americans are using armed drones against jihadis in the Middle East. Drones are useful but they're also problematic. In the wrong hands they can be used to commit crime or violate privacy. Joining John to discuss their use and misuse are Paul Gorey, who's a lecturer in aviation technology at DIT, and Tony Kinlan, a commercial photographer. For more information on drones you can go to

    “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

    • 09:44
      Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Sinead O'Connor
      Performer(s): Sinéad O'Connor
      Performer(s): Sinéad O'Connor
      Album: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 3:12

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