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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 Monday 28 October 2013


    The John Murray Show with Miriam

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


    Death of Lou Reed

    Last night we heard the sad news about the death of the cult musician, Lou Reed. Joining Miriam on the line is chef & restaurant owner, Kevin Thornton, who tweeted a photo of himself & his wife, going to a Lou Reed gig in Dublin 35 years ago!


    MyPod series with Steve Coogan

    Recently we spoke to BBC Journalist, Martin Sixsmith, recuited by the family of Irish woman, Philomena Lee, to find her long lost son, brought to life in a new film where Philomena is played by Judi Dench & Martin by actor Steve Coogan, who is here to do our MyPod series with Miriam this morning.


    Daniel Goleman, author

    Miriam's next guest is author Daniel Goleman, a psychologist who first introduced us to the idea of Emotional Intelligence. Daniel's new book: 'Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence' in which Daniel mentions several incidents where he has observed people totally focused on what they are doing in their work, from store detectives to social media experts.


    Blessing for Marathon Runners

    As 14,000 brave people are running in the Dublin marathon this morning, on mile 18 in Milltown they can expect a very special cheer coming from Fr. Philip Bradley, PP of Milltown & he joins Miriam on the line now.


    Tattoo at 80 years of age

    Miriam's next guest is Nora McLoughlin from Donnycarney in North Dublin, who for her upcoming 80th birthday, decided to do something a bit different, a tattoo of a sweet pea on her arm!


    Author Elizabeth Gilbert

    Elizabeth Gilbert did what thousands of aspiring writers wanted to do, travelled, wrote a book that sold millions, found happiness at home & made time to research & write an intriguing new novel that is garnering rave reviews, titled 'The Signature of All Things ' &  Elizabeth Gilbert joins Miriam this morning.


    Music & Chat with The Sweeneys Men

    They were one of the great trad bands of the 60's, their influence can be heard on groups from Planxty, the Bothy Band & de Danan & they're back. Joining Miriam in studio are Andy Irvine, Terry Woods & Johnny Moynihan, together known as The Sweeney's Men.

    Information for the Sweeney's Men Gigs go to

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:13
      Title: Pale Blue Eyes
      Performer(s): The Velvet Underground
      Performer(s): The Velvet Underground
      Album: The Best of the Velvet Underground
      Duration: 5:55
    • Title: Waxies Dargle
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Sweeney's Men
      Performer(s): The Sweeney's Men
      Duration: 3:10
    • Title: Raynard The Fox
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Sweeney's Men
      Performer(s): The Sweeney's Men
      Duration: 4:33

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