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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

    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

    The John Murray Show Wednesday 16 October 2013


    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.


    PJ Mara - former Political Adviser

    As we reflect on another austerity budget today, many of us will remember the 'belt tighting' budgets of the Charlie Haughey era, which soon will be depicted in an RTE three-part titled 'Citizen Charlie'. On the line from Papua New Guinea is PJ Mara,former political adviser to Charlie Haughey.


    Killian Donnelly's part in West End Commitments

    As the stage show opened in London's West End last week, it has been garnering rave reviews. Irishman Killian Donelly plays the part of Decco in the stage production of the Commitments & he is on the line to Miriam from the UK this morning.


    Philosophy as Leaving Certificate Subject

    A new campaign is demanding to introduce 'philosophy' as a Leaving Cert subject, which is also supported by President Higgins. In studio with Miriam is our resident philosopher, UCD,s Dr. Graham Finlay, to tell us what the country's teenagers might learn from Aristotle, Plato & Neitzsche!

    'The teacher in Ongar mentioned in our discussion of philosophy, Ciara Williams, used Philosophy with Children, Thinking Time in her class as part of a pilot scheme to introduce philosophy to children and as part of an M.Ed. programme at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, where she was supervised by Dr. Philomena Donnelly, an expert on introducing philosophy to children.'


    What's Next - New Skills series - Driving

    You may remember Geraldine O'Doherty from Donegal, who wanted to finally pass her driving test, having failed it a number of times. Donal Bradley, Street School of Motoring in Buncrana, got in touch & offered help. We hear how Geraldine got on with Donal recently, during a driving lesson.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Cars
      Performer(s): Gary Numan
      Performer(s): Gary Numan
      Album: The Pleasure Principle
      Duration: 3:43
    • Title: Drive My Car
      Composer: Lennon/Maccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Album: Rubber Soul, Apple, CDP7464402
      Duration: 2:23

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