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       Mooney Tunes returns!        

    Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful Concert Series featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in December, 2015.

    This will be the 12th instalment of Mooney Tunes, which began in September, 2009. In the intervening period, over the 11 concerts to date, as many as 18,000 people have been entertained, over 170 pieces of music have been featured, all performed by around 50 top-class performers and soloists, backed by the RTE Concert Orchestra.

    A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. And for this show, we are encouraging fans to send us their musical suggestions along the theme of, "movies, musicals and magical memories!"

    We have never been short of magical stories from our audience, accompanying their suggestions for pieces to include in the Mooney Tunes programs. Whether it's a song that reminds you of a loved one, a particular soundtrack from your youth, a theme that evokes a particularly strong memory, let us know. And tell us your story!

    For further information, tune into the all-new Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 12, on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney Goes Wild Friday 7 June 2013

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    On Mooney Goes Wild Today.....

    We examine the amazing theory that our evolution, as humans, was determined more than anything else by the taming of fire, and the discovery of cooking!

    Award-winning author, Tim Birkhead, examines the six senses in birds, and discusses his new book entitled "Bird Sense: What It's like to Be a Bird".

    And, Richard Collins on why the fable of “the boy who cried wolf" is every bit as true for the animal kingdom.

    Nestwatch 2013

    Donal Glackin has sent us in these great photos of Blue Tits he took

     

     

     

     

     

     

    All photos courtesy of Donal Glackin

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    The Six Senses in Birds

    A lifetime of bird watching has taken Tim Birkhead all over the world and given him an understanding of how Birds sense the world differently to us... how a common guillemot can identify its partner from 500 metres distance and how the great grey owl, hunting in northern tundra will use its hearing to hunt mice under the snow… he has put it all together in a book called Bird Sense: "What it's like to be a bird" and he will be joining us to tell us more…

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    Cooking Makes Us Human

    Mankind has been cooking for thousands and thousands of years. And our ability to cook, and the ways in which we cook, have become more and more sophisticated with each passing generation..In fact, there is a strong argument to suggest that our entire physiology is
    shaped by this simple ability: the ability to cook. That
    argument has been brilliantly articulated in a book called "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human." Its author is Richard Wrangham, Professor of of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and is on todays programme to tell us more....

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