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    Mornings with Dave Fanning Search for Ireland’s Most Musical Family

    Brothers, sisters, cousins, in-laws, step fathers, grannies – the show is looking for families that play together to enter the competition. Non family members are permitted – as long as family is at the heart of it – as with The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and The Fureys and Davey Arthur.

    Send us a 4’00 maximum clip performing the song or music of your choice – it does not need to be an original piece of music.

    Upload it to Youtube and email us the link to davefanning@rte.ie.

    You also need to send us a 100 word supporting paragraph telling us your story and why you should be chosen.

    The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday  26th August.

    Our final will be held the first week in September and finalists need to be available then to perform before our judges.

    The judges’ decision is final.

    The prize courtesy of Waltons music is a Kurzweil CUP-2 Upright Digital Piano. For more information visit  www.waltons.ie

    The John Murray Show Thursday 25 July 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan featuring The Gathering & David Caffrey, Castlepalooza Festival & Glimmermen 'This Town', Lily Koppel & The Astronaut Wives Club, Camping beside the M50 and music from Ian O'Doherty.

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    The Gathering - David Caffrey

    Miriam's guest is David Caffrey - the director of RTE’s hugely popular drama series, ‘Love/Hate’.

    His uncle and his dad got interested in their family ancestry in the last year or so and coincidentally they got an email from a lady in the Virgin Islands explaining who she was and that they were related. They began swapping emails and his dad and brother were invited over to the Virgin Islands for a get together but unfortunately they were unable to go. She emailed him afterwards and gave him a link for Facebook to look at some of the pictures from the night. So he got on his computer to look them up and they got a surprise to see the entire family, every single person at the reunion, were black!

    So they decided to arrange a ‘gathering’ of the Caffrey / Wells family. 18 or 19 cousins from the Virgin Islands arrived over yesterday and they met last night for the first time.

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    Castlepalooza Festival - Glimmermen

    The August Bank Holiday is next weekend and so is the Casltepalooza Music and Arts Festival.

    There you will find some of the best acts around including CSS, Ghostpoet… And So I Watch You From Afar… Luke Vibert … and of course the best of the music you - our listeners - have sent into us on our own dedicated stage – at the wooded wonderland setting that is Charleville Castle, Tullamore.

    See http://www.castlepalooza.com/ for full details on everything you need to know from tickets, to campervans, to children … and everything else.

    This week’s selection is from Glimmermen.  They are Gavin Cowley, J.Bassetti and Phil Murray.  The song is called This Town…it's the first single from their debut LP, which is been released in Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Friday 9th August & in Whelan’s, Saturday 10th August .

     

    More info visit http://glimmermen.com/

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    Lily Koppel

    On April 9, 1959, the U.S. introduced its first astronauts: the Mercury Seven. We know their story, but the story of their wives is often overlooked.

    Until now because we have a new book – The Astronaut Wives Club – which tells the real story of women who waited for their husbands to come back from space... It was written by Lily Koppel, a writer living in New York.

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    Camping beside the M50

    Mark Graham, Ireland’s festival aficionado, has been sending us reports on some of the quirkier ways that people are spending their leisure time this summer.

    This week he reports from a campsite in one of the least likely locations… it’s on the edge of Dublin’s M50!

    Music from Ian O'Doherty

    Music from Ian O'Doherty who plays in Whelans in Dublin and McCarthy's Bar in Dingle regularly.  He has released his own EP Never in Colour. He is supporting Gemma Hayes in Westport on October 5th.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

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