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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 Thursday 9 January 2014

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    On Today's Show

    It was the biggest selling musical instrument at Xmas – we find out why the Ukulele has come back into fashion and we ask if sugar is the new tobacco. Brenda Donohoe meets Ireland's Tallest man all on Mooney with Shay Byrne.

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    Ukulele Comeback

    We’ve been hearing anecdotally for a while that the ukulele is making a comeback but we wanted to be sure. So today we have the 4-piece ‘Ukeristic Congress’ here in studio to talk about and play ukuleles.

    We also sent The Mooney Show’s Katriona McFadden to music shop McCullough Piggott in Dublin City Centre to see if the ukulele really is growing in popularity, Katriona met sales assistant Jamie Clark.

    Well we have Keith White, Andrew Robinson, Shay Bagnall and James Quah here in studio AKA The ‘Ukeristic Congress’.

     

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    Ireland's Tallest Man

    Shaun Abbitt is the tallest man in Ireland measuring in at 7 foot 3 inches and takes a shoe size of 22. Shaun is now confined to a bed with a condition called Gigantism. This morning Brenda visited him and his wife Jackie.

    If you would like more information you can log onto the Tall Persons Club here.

    Shaun here pictured with his wife Jackie pictured below.

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    Sugar Worst Than Tobacco?

    Richelle Flanagan, dietician and president of the INDI joins Shay live in studio about the new campaign 'Action on Sugar'. A worldwide campaign that feels sugar is the new tobacco, sweet stuff is far more likely to be linked with obesity, diabetes and a host of other ailments.

     

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    • Title: When I'M Cleaning Windows
      Performer(s): Formby/Gifford/Cliffe
      Performer(s): Formby/Gifford/Cliffe
      Duration: 3:06

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