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    The John Murray Show Thursday 20 March 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Andrew Maxwell

    Andrew Maxwell, 20 years a Londoner but orginally from Kilbarrack and is now a constant visitor to Ireland. Andrew is back this spring with a brand new show called Banana Kingdom.

    Andrew Maxwell pictured above speaking to John.

    Andrew is appearing in the Banana Kingdom tour all over the country, for details go to


    Old Irish Sayings

    Old Irish Sayings make us laugh, and always make tourists confused. John spoke to radio broadcaster Tommy Marren who has gathered together a whole plethora of such sayings and traditions into a play.

    More information on - tour starting in Athlone on March 28th and 29th.


    Chas Hodges, aka Chas & Dave

     27 years later, the duo Chas & Dave have released a brand new studio album called 'That's What Happens' and they are to play their first ever concert in Dublin in a few weeks time, Chas joined John on the line this morning.

    Chas speaking to John this morning.

    Chas and Dave will play Vicar Street on Friday April 11th and tickets are on sale now, for more information check out

    “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.

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