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    Mooney Tunes Returns!     

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

    This will be the 12th installment 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 RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    ‘A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on Monday, December 7th 2015, at the Bord Gáis 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 The Mooney Show, every Saturday evening from 6pm until 7pm, from Saturday, September 12th on RTÉ Radio 1.

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!


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    Mooney Thursday 24 October 2013


    Mooney Tunes

    On 16th of December Mooney Tunes will take place once again in the Bord Gais Energy Theathre - tickets will go on sale on the 4th of November, stayed tuned for more information.


    Angelo Merjan

    You might have seen the news headlines over the past few days, with the blonde "Roma" child in Tallagh. We wondered what do you know about the Roma Community? Last night Derek spotted an impressive young Roma Man Angelo Merjan. Well intrigued Derek went to North County Dublin and met Angelo while he was on a break from his farm work.


    Wexford Opera Festival

    Last month we launched a competition for A night at The Opera, Wexford Festival Opera gave us two tickets for the Black-Tie opening night of the festival which was last night and the winners were Catherine Daly her daughter Ailish from Tralee. Katriona was there last night with them as their chaperone.

    23 October - 3 November 2013




    Leonardo Di Caprio lookalike

    Imagine living a life where everywhere you go you're mistaken for Leonardio Di Caprio, well Ben Cornish is one such person. Have a look at his pictures, he joins Derek live in studio.





    Making Moments Matter

    Derek & producer Fergus Sweeney were in Rush today, and dropped into the local Tesco store. Derek noticed one of the staff members doing something interesting, so he asks Customer Service Assistant Maureen Mc Getlrick & Personal Manager Sandra Smith about their new initiative "Making Moments Matter".

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