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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 5 on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney Goes Wild Friday 28 June 2013

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    Today on Mooney....

    We discover one man's remarkable approach to explaining swarm behaviour in the animal kingdom. From locusts, to wildebeests, to flocks of birds, and even humans!

    Philip McCabe has returned from Munster, in Germany, where Europe's most promising teenage beekeepers have just converged.

    And, Katriona McFadden discovers Ireland's budding David Attenboroughs: primary schoolchildren making their own wildlife documentaries!

    Love Locks Listeners Pic's

    Listener John Quinn sent us in of the bridge near Notre Dame Cathedral Paris.

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    Swarms

    Professor Iain Couzin explains swarming behaviour in the animal kingdom. From locusts, to wildebeests, to flocks of birds, and even humans!

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    Batman Theme Tune Performed By Actaul Bats.

    You all know the theme to the 1960s iconic Batman series written by Neal Hefti and performed by Nelson Riddle Orchestra. It's now been interpreted by arranger Ulrich Seidel using the sound of actul bats and you can here it now. Click the listen link to hear it!

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    Nest Watch 2013 Kestrals

    John Lusby from Bird Watch Ireland gives an update on the Kestrals from a farm in Kildare.

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    School Making Wildlife Documentaries

    In the last couple of hours 1000s of primary school children have waved bye bye to their schoolroom for the summer, but before one school finished they took the trouble to write to us telling us about the wildlife projects they have been studying this year and sending us two DVDs which turned out to be wild life documentaries. Intrigued by this Katriona Mc Fadden went off to meet them... 

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    Bees

    Philip McCabe Public relations Office with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations and President of the European Commission for Apimondia and young Bee-Keeper and student at Banagher Secondary School in Offaly answer the listeners bee questions.

    Hedgerows: It is an offence to 'cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions'. For more information, click here.

    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

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    Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

    If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

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