The Marty Morrissey Show

The Marty Morrissey Show

Monday-Friday, 3 - 4.30pm

The Marty Morrissey Show, Friday January 30th 2015

On The [final] Marty Morrissey Show today...

Coming up at 3pm, join Marty Morrissey and a live studio audience of listeners for a giant "au revoir" celebration from Studio 1 in the RTÉ Radio Centre. We'll have live music from Nathan Carter, the Kilfenora Céilí band, The X Factor star Melanie McCabe, and the legendary Andy Irvine. Guests include broadcasting icons Shane Healy and Eamon Morrissey, model Roz Purcell, actress Claudia Carroll, and the inimitable Oliver Callan.

Remember, "there's no party like a Marty party" - so tune in from 3pm, on RTÉ Radio 1, to join in all the fun!


The stage is set...

The Kilfenora Céilí Band sounding great in rehearsals...

The Eugene Donnellan dancers going through their steps...

You can never have enough Marty! Our Marty Morrissey cupcakes have been provided by Bake My Cake

Nathan Carter with Brenda Donohue

Half an hour to go and our studio audience are ready to party with Marty! 

On today's programme, you heard from:

Oliver Callan

Also known as 'the other Marty', we are delighted to be joined by one of Ireland's top mimics: from Callan's Kicks, it's Oliver Callan!

Nathan Carter

This is a party and we promised you great music - so joining us here today in Studio 1 is Ireland's #1 country music sensation - or the hottest thing in country music - Nathan Carter!

Kilfenora Céilí Band

Did you know that the band have been going for a hundred years? The current line-up features four fiddles (Anne Rynne, Annemarie McCormack, Eimear Howley and Sinéad Heagney), two flutes (Anthony Quigney and Garry Shannon), concertina (Tim Collins) and his wife on accordian (Claire Griffin) banjo and leader (John Lynch), drums (Sean Griffin) and piano (Fintan McMahon).

Shay Healy

One of Ireland's foremost broadcasters is at the Marty Party: Shay Healy!

Stephanie Roche

She's the girl that scored THAT goal, she was nominated for FIFA's prestigious Puskás Goal Of The Year, and came 2nd to Colombian James Rodriguez, beating off competition from Robin Van Persie.  She also captured the attention of the nation - as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - in her stunning Helen Cody dress, and we are delighted to welcome Stephanie Roche to Studio 1 this afternoon!

Andy Irvine 

Padraic Og Gallagher & His Coddle!

The 10th annual Temple Bar TradFest is on this weekend all over Dublin. There's lots going on, and one of the highlights is the inaugural Tempe Bar Coddle cook off, celebrating one of the most beloved dishes in Irish food history. The man behind the cook off is Padraic Og Gallagher, from Gallaher's Boxty House in Temple Bar; he's here with us now, and he's brought in a massive pot of coddle to feed everybody in the audience!

Roz Purcell

Did you know that as well as being a model & TV personality, Roz Purcell is also a food blogger, food critic, and is writing a cookbook? She joins us for a chat and to share her views of coddle!

To read Roz's food blog, Natural Born Feeder, click here.

Karl Bowe

We are very excited to be joined in studio for the Marty Party by Ireland's hottest hunk - that's Mr. Ireland, Karl Bowe!

Amanda Brunker

Amanda Brunker: Miss Ireland 1991, former nightclub hostess, model, Sunday World columnist, bestselling author, actress, TV presenter and Celebrity Bainisteoir. The list of careers is not only extensive, it's continuing and changing as we speak! She joins us in Studio 1 for the Marty Party this afternoon...

Eamon Morrissey

He's performed on Broadway, in Ireland's greatest theatres, he's a veteran of Hall's Pictorial Weekly, and for the last number of years, he's appeared as Cass in Fair City. Eamon Morrissey joins his namesake for the party this afternoon!

Alan Shortt

He's a compere, an MC, communications consultant, actor, comedian, New York Marathon Finisher 2013 and attendee of the Marty Party!

Claudia Carroll

Muriel O'Connor

Melanie McCabe

Our next guest was in with us earlier on in the month, she's been described as having "the best voice in Ireland", so we couldn't have a party without the dulcet tones of former The X Factor star Melanie McCabe! She's recorded a single with the Stylistics, You Make Me Feel Brand New, which is out in March. She plays her first major concert at the National Concert Hall on April 5th and Cork Opera House on April 19th. For more, visit or

Lorraine Keane

Etihad GAA Go Competition

Etihad GAA Go Competition

Every day this week we are giving you the chance to win two GAAGO passes, so your friend or family member living abroad can watch all this season’s GAA action live! Each daily winner will also receive a family pass for the Etihad Skyline tour of Croke Park.

But that's not all, every correct entry received from Monday to Thursday will go into our grand final draw on Friday. The prize? You and one lucky friend could be flying out to Abu Dhabi for 5 nights with 4-star accommodation and €1,000 spending money to experience the Etihad Airways sponsored GAA World Games and Business Forum, which takes place in Abu Dhabi between the fourth and seventh of March 2015. For your chance to win, just tell us:

What month of the year do the Men’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling finals take place?




If you think you know the answer, text the word MARTY followed by your name and answer to 57111 or call the competition line on 1515 7172 00. Texts cost 1 euro or 1 pound sterling. Eircom network calls cost 1 euro and 2 cent, other networks will cost more. Lines will close at 4.20pm TODAY. Entrants must be over 18, for more info visit our website

Music Played on the Show

Wagon Wheel

Wagon Wheel

Nathan Carter


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Kilfenora Céilí Band


The West Coast Of Clare

The West Coast Of Clare

Andy Irvine


Good Morning Beautiful

Good Morning Beautiful

Nathan Carter


Leaving On A Jet Plane

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Mark Roberts


I Will Always Love You

I Will Always Love You

Melanie Mccabe


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Kilfenora Céilí Band





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