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    The John Murray Show Friday 7 March 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Heartbeat of Home Competition Final

    To celebrate the release of the DVD & CD soundtrack of the new show Heartbeat of Home, each day we had contestants competing in our quiz & each daily winner join John in studio this morning, to battle it out in today's final to win the amazing prize of going to see the show in Chicago on St Patricks Weekend.

    In studio with John are Frances O'Duffy, Una Hughes, Paul Kelly & Marie Nolan.




    Pat O'Connell & visit to Buckingham Palace

    On yesterday's show I spoke with Pat O'Connell, the fishmonger from the English Market in Cork, who recently received a very special invitation from none other than Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.  Pat is invited to Buckinham Palace in two weeks time & he will need a new suit for the occasion. 

    We asked if there were any suit makers out there who would be happy to oblige & the man who’ll be giving Pat ‘the ultimate Buckingham Palace makeover’ is on the line now, Eddie Mullins, owner of ‘Fitzgerald’s’ in Patrick Street in Cork.

    Also on the line is Emma Verling originally from Waterford, now living in the UK, who also will be goint to the Palace. Emma joins us on the line to to tell us about her invitation to Buckingham Palace.


    Music with In Their Thousands

    One of the country's most exciting new bands is Donegal's In Their Thousands, consisting of two brothers, a cousin & a long time friend, they have been described as 'superb musicians making a truly original & epic noise.' Well they recently popped into our studio to meet John & give us a taste of that fresh new sound.

    Upcoming Tour Dates

    March 27 - Odessa Dublin / March 28 - Metro 17 Wexford /
    March 29 - Eddie Murphys, Kilkenny
    April 3 - Bush Hall London / April 4 - 19 - Germany & Cornwall Tour
    April 20 - Monroes Galway / April 25 - Coughlan's Cork
    April 26 - Pine Lodge Cork

    All further details at

    “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

    • Title: Tear It All Apart
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): In Their Thousands
      Performer(s): In Their Thousands
      Album: Tear It All Apart - Single
      Duration: 3:52
    • Title: The Woodcutter
      Composer: In Their Thousands
      Performer(s): In Their Thousands
      Performer(s): In Their Thousands
      Duration: 3:38

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