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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 Monday 21 July 2014

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    Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment
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    Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45th Anniversary

    The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine.

    Image Credit: NASA

    Television and Radio producer Pat O'Mahony speaks to Derek about the landing as Man first walked on the Moon 45 years ago yesterday (July 20, 1969) when American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin opened the hatch to the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle and set foot on the surface marking mankind’s greatest achievement.

    Official crew photo of the Apollo 11 Prime Crew. From left to right are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot. Image Credit: NASA

    Image Credit: NASA

    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission.

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    Charles Fort Wedding

    We are in the full throes of wedding fever, Churches, registry offices, indoor venues and now outdoor venues  are packed up and down the country with brides and grooms making hay while the sun shines, so to speak. We heard recently that a wedding with a difference was coming up.

    Katriona Mc Fadden went out to investigate Chales Fort Weddings for The Mooney Show.

     

    Strange Weather

    We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point with which to engage our fellow citizens. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is enough to kill the conversation.

    We sent our reporter Terry Flanagan into The Science Gallery to look at the new exhibition on Strange Weather. It runs until the 5th of October.

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    Mooney's Monday Quiz

    Katriona McFadden joins Derek and three contestants Iarla Donlon, Liam Blake and Eleanor Deary to play Mooney's Monday Quiz.

     

     

     

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    Science Gallery

    We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is enough to kill the conversation. We sent our reporter Terry Flanagan into The Science Gallery to look at the new exhibition

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