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Tommy Murphy RIP

It is with deep regret that we announce the death, on Aug 22nd 2012, of Tommy Murphy.

Tommy was an accomplished and talented broadcaster and musician. From the early days of 'pirate radio' in the 1980's, Tommy worked for a variety of stations including Alternative Radio West and Castle Radio, both based in Ballina, Westward Radio and Twin County Radio, based in Sligo. When the popular west of Ireland station, Midwest Radio, gained its licence in 1989, Tommy was chosen to present his own programme 'The Tommy Murphy Show' on Sunday mornings. In recent years he also presented a very popular music show on Midwest Radio, entitled 'Rolling Back the Years'.

Tommy was an avid music fan and a talented musician and was a drummer for many years with the legendary Jack Ruane Band and more recently with the Riverboat Jazz band in PJ Duffy’s Pub in Ballina.

Tommy was predeceased by his wife Beenie and is survived by his daughters Paula and Brenda and sons Barry and Peter.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dhilis.

The programmes below are the last ones recorded for the show prior to Tommy's untimely passing.

The Programmes

The Presenters

Shamrock Radio - Tommy Murphy

Tommy Murphy show

1 hour of mainly traditional plus your music requests and More. Presented by Tommy Murphy from Ballina, County Mayo.
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shamrock presenters, Lee and Jack

TAREE TO SHAMROCK presented by LEE and JACK Patterson

30 mins of the best of music produced and recorded in Taree New South Wales, Australia
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Glenn Robison Show

Glenn Robison Show

An hour of "toe-tapping music from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and 30s", presented by Glenn Robison, from Southern California, USA.

Glenn has been interested in and collecting "vintage" music since the early 70s when he first heard Fats Waller's "Handful of Keys" on the Dr. Demento Show. The show includes all musical genres, including pop, jazz, show tunes, novelty records, hot dance bands and sweet bands.

Requests for particular songs or artists, or suggestions for topics are always welcome.
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Bernie's Corner

Presented by Bernie Doherty from Blackburn Lancs UK. Bernie is the organiser of the Daniel O'Donnell North West Association in England
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Bernie's Corner presented by Bernie Doherty

 

Glenn Robison Show

The Iris and Louis Reid Show

Iris and Louis Reid are from Sileby in Leicester UK and have been regular listeners to Shamrock Radio for several years.

Email: louisreid77@aol.com

Requests for particular songs or artists, or suggestions for topics are always welcome.
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Sounds Irish


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Sounds Irish by Joe

 

St Patrick, Missouri, USA

Did you know Tommy Murphy was the Honorary Mayor of St Patrick's Missouri? Yes, there really is a town called St Patrick and as far as we know this is the only town named after St Patrick in the whole world. We stand to be corrected on this however and would invite anyone to let us know if there is another St Patrick anywhere.

 

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