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    The John Murray Show Thursday 27 June 2013


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan


    Aslan No 1 on iTunes

    A host of Irish music stars took to the stage at Dublin's Olympia Theatre last Friday night to show their support for Aslan frontman, Christy Dignam, who is currently recuperating after treatment for cancer. At a live performance in New York, U2 performed the Aslan hit 'This Is' which inspired many Aslan fans to purchase the original version of the song - making it No 1 on iTunes since Tuesday. On the line to Miriam is another member of Aslan, Billy McGuinness. 


    Sexism in Politics

    Julia Gillard was the first female PM of Australia until just yesterday. During her tenure she had to deal with a lot of sexist jibes & attacks, from Sydney we have on the line to Miriam, Dr. Elaine Byrne, journalist & in studio is Nora Owen, who has spent a lot of her time fighting her corner as a woman in politics. Nora joined the Dail in 1981 & served as Minister for Justice 1994-1997.


    Living Well with Arthritis Programme

    Arthritis Ireland volunteer Clare Kinneavy is Miriam's next guest in studio & Clare who has had rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease for more than 30 years.  Clare has now become a source of information & comfort through her work with Arthritis Ireland, to those more recently diagnosed.

    For further information on the Living Well with arthritis prg & to make donations go to  HELPLINE is 1890.252.846


    Ancient Egyptian Statue in Manchester Museum

    An unusual story from Manchester Museum in the UK, it seems one of their ancient Egyptian statues appears to have started moving on its own, much to the amazement of scientists & museum staff. Joining Miriam on the line from Manchester is Campbell Price, an Egyptologist with the museum.


    Castlepalooza Competition - Song no 4

    Over the course of the summer we will be airing the best of your music on the programme & every act aired will play live at our dedicated stage at Castlepalooza Festival this August BH weekend.  This is a song called 'Feels like our Path' from a band based in Howth, Jethro Pickket.

    Keep that music coming in, the deadline is July 1st

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:05
      Title: This Is
      Composer: Aslan
      Performer(s): Aslan
      Performer(s): Aslan
      Album: Platinum Collection (recordno: Cdslam05), Emi, CDSLAM05
      Duration: 3:48

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