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    “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.   

    The John Murray Show Friday 20 December 2013


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by John Murray.


    Murray Christmas Special

    Chat and music in an all-Irish Christmas special featuring music by The Whileaways, Andy Irvine, Walking on Cars, Inni K, Hermitage Green, Gavin James and readings by Conor Cusack and Kate Murray.

    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

    • Title: Jingle Bell Rock
      Composer: Joseph Carleton Beal / James Ross Boothe
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Duration: 2:12
    • Title: The Cherry Tree Carol
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Duration: 3:31
    • Title: Winter Song
      Composer: Sara Bareilles / Ingrid Michaelson.
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Album: The Hotel Cafe
      Duration: 4:29
    • Title: Wexford Carol
      Composer: Unknown
      Performer(s): Inni K
      Performer(s): Inni K
      Album: Unknown
      Duration: 5:05
    • Title: White Winter Hymnal
      Composer: Fleet Foxes
      Performer(s): Hermitage Green
      Performer(s): Hermitage Green
      Album: White Winter Hymnal, Bellaunion
      Duration: 2:27
    • Title: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
      Composer: Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane
      Performer(s): Gavin James
      Performer(s): Gavin James
      Duration: 3:28
    • Title: December Snow
      Composer: The Whileaways
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Album: Unknown
      Duration: 3:37
    • Title: Silent Night
      Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber/Arr Foster/Foster
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine/Inni K/Walking On Cars/Hermitage Green/Gavin James
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine/Inni K/Walking On Cars/Hermitage Green/Gavin James
      Album: Unknown
      Duration: 2:55

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