We heard who our three finalists are for the Search For Sandy, Aoife Kilbane from Bearna, County Galway didn’t make it through to the final three.
Aoife Kilbane (pictured above) spoke to John about the generous offer.
She told us how she had secured a place in the London School of Music but she had to put it on hold for a year in order to raise the necessary funds. A very kind lady was taken back by Aoife last Monday, she admired very much how you spoke and the fact that you are willing to go abroad to follow your dream. This lady, has offered Aoife €10,000 to future her studies.
Having a sex change, or gender reassignment is not something those with a gender identity disorder take lightly and it can be a long and difficult road. One such person who went through this is Rebecca de Havilland who spoke to John Murray this morning.
Rebecca De Haviland (pictured above) spoke to John this morning.
This morning John was joined by actors, presenters and performers who have been inspired to commemorate the day with a musical tribute. We will chat to them afterwards but with The Night That Garth Brooks Nearly Came to Town, featuring Anna Nolan, Clelia Murphy from Fair City and Winne from Mrs Browns Boys on vocals, here is Wild Bill Hickey and the Blue Bulls.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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 email@example.com
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.
Presenter: John Murray